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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…


Cut Copy: Zonoscope (Album Review)

Ever since their bouncy 2004 debut Bright Like Neon Love, Melbourne-bred electro-pop rockers Cut Copy have always remained faithful to the original, '80's-inspired synth-pop sound developed on such songs as "Saturdays" and "Future." 2008's follow-up, In Ghost Colours, found the band working to…


Take Me Out: Introduucing...Garçon Garçon!

Sounds like: The Presets, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun Genre: Synth-pop, dance-pop, electronica After my post about Jodie Aysha, I was reminded of another act that my buddy JJS of It's The Money Shot! breathlessly told me about months ago. I've waited for far too long to do this Introduucing piece,…


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…


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…


The Sudden Return of Moby

From Moby's MySpace: after a year of recording and writing, today's the day i go into thestudio to begin the final mixing on my next record.if all goes well i'mhoping to finish the album by the end of february, and to release it injune. if 'last night' was a saturday night 1 a.m dance record then…


Track O' The Day

Who's up for a bit of grandness? Today we have Sigur Rós with "Ára Bátur," the seventh track off of their latest album, Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust. Nine minutes in heaven. Make sure you hold on 'til the very end, because this piece of heaven breaks out into a higher level of…


More Delights

Looks like the ball's rolling with the promotion for Sigur Rós' newest album, which translates into English as "with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly." The album will be ready for pre-order on June 2, streaming by June 9, and in physical form by June 23. The video and MP3 download for the…