A few days ago, I posted something about the new Sigur Rós film INNI. As it happens, the film will be screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and thanks to them, I’m able to offer up a pair of tickets to the screening. In this entrancing concert film/documentary, Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós melds its stunning sonic landscape with intoxicating visuals. Canadian director Vincent Morisset—who previously chronicled the Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible tour in the 2008 documentary Miroir Noir—uses split-screen effects to immerse us in the band’s spectacular, almost cinematic live performances and contrasts it with intimate, introspective moments offstage. The film has the band covering songs from all of the band’s four albums, so something for every fan of the band.
Want to go? I have a pair of tickets to the 8:45pm screening on Friday, Oct. 28th. E-mail me at indiemusicfilter @ gmail . com with INNI in the subject line, I’ll pick a winner next wednesday. The deadline to enter is wednesday, Oct. 12th at noon EST.
And here’s “Festival” again from the film, so good I have to post it twice.
Watch this clip of Sigur Ros performing “Festival” from their upcoming film INNI (out November 7th), the bands first ever live album, or second live film (and follow up to 2007’s acclaimed iceland tour film heima). Each copy of the special editions that are purchased will contain a “unique concert artefact”, a piece of the clothing worn by a band member over the nights of november 20-21 at london’s alexandra palace, in 2008. Each of the band’s outfits has now been painstakingly pressed (but not washed) and then cut into neat squares which have then been put into individually numbered envelopes, each to be inserted in its own lavish special edition box, along with coloured vinyl 7-inch of the unreleased song lúppulagið, inni enamel badge, light sensitive paper and all the other goodies.
Dan Stiles is aPortland, Oregon based artist who creates art that is a visual combination of music and design. Over the past 15 years Stiles has collaborated with artists, labels, promoters, and major corporations to create identities, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. Best know for his poster Art, he’s worked with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Sigur Ros, Ted Leo, TV on The Radio, Dizze Rascal, Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. He draws from a broad swath of influences including classic skateboard graphics, album covers, modern art, Japanese design, old comic books, and vintage packaging. Really striking stuff, check out his gallery.
Long time friends, collaborators and touring buddies of Sigur Ros, Amiina have recently released their 2nd album called Puzzle, which is available on both digital and physical formats on their homepage. If you order the albumhere before Oct. 4th, you’ll receivea special “thank you” video from the band andan exclusive 8 minute video from the bands 2008 performance at the reykjav쩠arts festival.
Check out the first single “Over and Again”, which you can download for your e-mail address below.
Amiina – Over And Again