Live Stream Sigur Rós review, links to videos and more

To celebrate the release of kveikur, sigur rós will play played songs from the album live during a special 360 interactive webcast from Germany.  Fans can interact with cameras and watch the show from whichever angle they want!

During a break from work, I was able to catch part of the live stream, and the interactive cameras were neat, but not totally seamless; whenever you switched cameras, there was a pause in the audio and video stream, which made the experience less than perfect.  Still, the music sounded great, and it was exciting to be involved in the viewing experience from a screen.  If you haven't had a chance to listen to the entire album, previews are available now on iTunes, Amazon, and on their website

New album from Sigur Rós, free preview available now

Sigur Rós has a new release ready for the world and you can now stream their entire new album entitled, Kveikur, before the official release date on June 18, 2013.  If like me, you found the last record lovely but lacking in energy, I think you will like the balance they achieve on this one.  Kveikur is heavier on percussion, more varied in sonic production and yet still incorporates many familiar elements of their music -- the mysterious Icelandic lyrics, Jonsi's layered vocal parts, soaring and uplifting melodies.  I'm looking forward to having Kveikur as the soundtrack to this summer.
Watch the title track video: