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"Salt Licorice": Robyn & Jonsi's Punchy Pop Ode to Scandinavian Pain

"Why can't you just be okay? / You’re such an ice breaker, åh nej..." Mother Robyn, Queen of Swedish Pop™, is getting weird(er), thanks to Jónsi. For those unfamiliar, Sigur Rós is an incredible Icelandic ambient, ethereal, progressive rock troupe, responsible for one of the most formative…


May 6, 2010: Jonsi's Go Tour 2010 at the House of Blues in Boston (Concert Review)

Passing by Fenway Stadium on May 6, the street was paved with red and white. Pedestrians mobbed the street. Drunk men in Red Sox jerseys swerved into my path with their drunker girlfriends, while small children ran rampant and unrestrained. The air still reeked of stadium hot dogs and spilled beer…


Moto Boy: Lost in the Call (Album Review)

Sweden is the epicenter of pop perfection. This is a fact that will never change. Case in point: Moto Boy, and his album released today, Lost in the Call. Moto Boy's mournful coos and falsetto cries are nothing if not captivating, at times evoking Morrissey's sad, solemn delivery ("When My Heart…


Jónsi: Go Do (Video Premiere)

Parlophone has just uploaded the official video to "Go Do," the first single off of Jónsi's debut album, Go. It is appropriately weird, feathery and colorful, bringing to mind a more earth-spirited Edward Scissorhands. Check out Jónsi's official site here.


Sigur Ros' Jonsi Prepares Solo Album, North American Tour

Jónsi's new album is going full steam ahead! Go, his first solo endeavor, will be released on April 5 across the world. Above is the album's cover art which, according to the singer's website e-mail, was conceptualized by his sisters Inga and Lilja. Aww. At the same time, the Sigur Rós singer is…


Sigur Rós' Jónsi Prepares 2010 Solo Outing with 'Go.'

Jónsi Birgisson's had a pretty busy couple of years. Starting with the release of Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust with Sigur Rós in 2008, the Icelandic vocalist took some time off this year to prepare the release of his fabulous, ethereal collection Riceboy Sleeps, a collaborative…


Tiesto: Kaleidoscope (Album Review)

Arguably one of the world's greatest trance DJs, Dutch producer Tiesto has continued to redefine the boundaries of trance music with his signature emotive style and arena-ready sound for over fifteen years. For his fourth major studio release Kaleidoscope, the premiere producer of trance sought…


DJ Tiesto Bringing "It" With Fifth Album, Kaleidoscope.

You know how I proclaimed the upcoming Basement Jaxx album to be the "Compendium of Cool" after seeing the tracklisting and whatnot? Well, I think the duo's been one-upped already. Enter DJ Tiësto, renowned Dutch DJ and electronica extraordinaire. For his aptly-titled fifth studio album,…


Sigur Rós: Two Of Hearts

I'm fairly certain I love literally everything about Sigur Rós. To date, they're still the only band capable of making me cry on command on the basis of their artistry alone (Takk... being the greatest offender of them all). On July 20, Sigur Rós lead Jónsi Birgisson and his boyfriend Alex…