Live Review: Sigur Rós @ The Anthem — 6/6/22

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Sigur Rós performs at The Anthem on June 6, 2022. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

An emotional journey through a breathtaking musical soundscape.

Sigur Rós appeared on the stage at The Anthem recently, taking their audience on a 21-song two-set spiritual journey and a roller coaster of emotions entwined in a musical soundscape complimented by stunning lighting. The show was dark, brilliant, moody, joyful, inspirational, just a few of the adjectives that match the tableau of their homeland Iceland.

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Ticket Giveaway: Kaleo @ The Anthem, 4/13/22

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Kaleo (Photo by Dan Winters)

Last year, Kaleo unveiled their highly anticipated album Surface Sounds, available everywhere via Elektra/Atlantic. The band now are on the road in a highly anticipated tour (which was previously delayed by pandemic lockdowns), and Kaleo performs at The Anthem in DC on Wednesday, April 13.

Parklife DC is giving away two pairs of tickets for you to see the show!

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Song of the Day: “Swill” by Jónsi

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Jónsi (Photo by Barnaby Roper)

Jónsi Birgisson, multidisciplinary artist and frontman of Sigur Rós, proudly announces Shiver, his first solo album in a decade, out Oct. 2, on Krunk. The new album features acclaimed vocalists Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and Robyn, as well as production by PC Music founder A. G. Cook.

A new song from the record, “Swill,” is released today alongside a video by Barnaby Roper and animated by Pandagunda.

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Snapshots: Jónsi and Alex @ Lincoln Theatre — 10/28/19

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Jónsi and Alex perform at the Lincoln Theatre on Oct. 28, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Ten years ago, Jónsi of Sigur Rós partnered with musician Alex Somers to record an ambient album, Riceboy Sleeps. This year, Jónsi and Alex celebrated a decade of Riceboy Sleeps by taking it on the road with an orchestra in a tour that stopped at the Lincoln Theatre in DC recently. Jason Nicholson shot the show.

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Preview: Riceboy Sleeps (Jónsi & Alex) @ Lincoln Theatre, 10/28/19

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Jónsi & Alex (Photo by Lilja Birgisdottir3)

Ambient duo Jónsi & Alex — that is to say, Jónsi from Sigur Rós and his partner, renowned film composer Alex Somers — performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, Oct. 28, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the act’s debut album, Riceboy Sleeps.

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