as 2 years of touring across two album draws to a close, we thought it was as good a time as any to look back at some of the things that have happened in this busiest period of sigur ros’s life. maybe it was foolhardy in retrospect, but never before have sigur ros broken the 3-year album cycle, to release one album (valtari) in the summer of 2012, and another (kveikur) in the summer of 2013. we thank you for your indulgence and trust you’ve been enjoying both records for equal but different reasons.
this is heartbreaking but also so sweet
sigur ros have brought me more joy in this past year than ever before in the 3.5 years i’ve been in this fandom. so many amazing, memorable things happened between the release of valtari and kveikur you kind of forget just how much of a whirlwind time sigur ros have had this past while.
my first show was during the valtari tour. i remember the sidewalk and the pounding heat and the jitters and when jonsi walked past us and we exchanged goofy smiles and waves. i remember hearing his voice during ekki mukk, the opener to their show, being unable to tell if it was actually his voice or one of the violins behind him
i remember valtari hour
i remember missing lunch at school to take part in the reddit AmA
so many late nights on skype yelling about interviews or pictures or songs. yelling and sometimes crying and sometimes laughing so hard my abs hurt
i remember the vancouver show in the pouring, MONSOON rain and sitting under a little vinyl tent for 5 hours trying to give directions to the venue to my friend who ended up sneaking backstage with me where we drank jonsi’s expensive wine and downed PBR’s like apple juice while the birdman himself faked italian accents and gave us feather-light kisses on the cheek
i remember sitting through the simpsons episode and laughing hysterically at their .5 second appearance
the dresden live stream and how it kept fucking lagging and how jonsi knocked over the camera with his bow and watching the itunes festival performance with 6 other people over skype and all of us freaking out at every song or moment and my dad telling me to shut the hell up
this year, man
this year has been so good. the valtari/kveikur tour was just so fucking amazing i am so in love with this band. i am so happy that its all over and they can sit down with their feet up and take a breather for a bit, they deserve it so much.
and im so excited for whatever’s next, i just can’t even fathom how much better its gonna get.