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Reply #90 on: September 08, 2005, 11:43:16 PM
Not bad... almost half as good as my video would have been.

so hard to live up to the emotional peak of that song really.


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Reply #91 on: September 08, 2005, 11:47:07 PM
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the glosoli video is now up in their uk website:


it almost made me cry. almost. almost...

that's what the concert felt like.
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Reply #92 on: September 08, 2005, 11:49:15 PM
you guys aren't helping.... :(
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Reply #93 on: September 11, 2005, 08:24:01 PM
sigur ros is playing live right now... catch the webcast here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4834623
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Reply #94 on: September 14, 2005, 01:42:39 AM
just got back from seeing sigur ros at beacon theater here in ny. great, great show. they started off with glosoli, and they just rolled through all the great songs for around two hours. some highlights include the long pause during "loftarasa"(i don't know if they have been doing this all tour, but they pause the song, and backround video of dolls, for an extended period of time, and then jump back in. the whole place was silent) and "vaka", in which there were some moments where i almost cried

if you can, i highly suggest seeing them. it was my first time, and i will def catch them next time they are in town. and get there early, because the opening band, aminia, are really good. pubrick said it best when he said "mum without the vocals"

EDIT: Setlist
glósóli, ný batterí, svefn-g-englar, sæglópur, njósnavélin, viðrar vel til loftárása, vaka, hoppípolla, haffsol, smáskífa // encore: popplagið, avalon outro


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Reply #95 on: September 17, 2005, 04:32:35 AM
i have added a poll. so please vote on the band you like the most.

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Reply #96 on: September 18, 2005, 07:15:29 AM
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i have added a poll. so please vote on the band you like the most.

yeah, they all like sigurrós and if you made a poll about xixaxusers mogwai and sigurrós you would see the same result.


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Reply #97 on: September 19, 2005, 01:13:20 PM
Why must I choose between the two??

I choose Sigur.
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Reply #98 on: September 21, 2005, 07:50:07 PM
Quite lovely new masterpiece.  Quite lovely and masterpiece don't quite justify my thoughts after the first spin, but I never know how to takk or say how I feel about this band to others so...

What are your thoughts...?


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Reply #99 on: September 22, 2005, 10:53:26 PM
Lovely, just lovely.



EDIT- I still like Mogwai better.
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Reply #100 on: November 01, 2005, 09:27:24 AM
Mogwai to preview new songs

The band are treating fans to a New Year tour

Mogwai have announced plans to premiere new material from their fifth album in the New Year.

The post-rock pioneers will give fans the chance to hear tracks from the follow up to 2003's 'Happy Song For Happy People' for a seven day jaunt of the UK and Ireland.

They will play:

Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre (January 7)
Belfast Spring and Airbrake (8 )
London ICA (10-14)

Following their tour dates the band will also release new single 'Friend Of The Night' on CD, 7 inch and as a digital download on January 30.

Mogwai will also play a gig in Edinburgh for the mental health awareness charity One In Four and a concert in Glasgow for Refugee Awareness later this month.

The dates are:

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (November 28 )
Glasgow The Arches (29)

The as-yet-untitled album was recorded in the band's new Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan.

It is due for release next March.


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Reply #101 on: November 08, 2005, 11:00:33 PM
i saw a list of Sigur Ros US Dates for early next year, but i haven't seen it confirmed anywhere.
anyone know of any mentions from the band/management/etc?
i really want to see them.
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Reply #102 on: November 10, 2005, 07:18:33 PM
I saw an ad in the Houston Press today saying tickets go on sale saturday for a 2/25 show. I totally want to go to that, wonder how much tickets are going to be.


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Reply #103 on: November 11, 2005, 09:15:00 AM
i saw a list of Sigur Ros US Dates for early next year, but i haven't seen it confirmed anywhere.
anyone know of any mentions from the band/management/etc?
i really want to see them.

the tour dates are listed on their web page, so i assume that it's official

lots of random cities. 3 dates in Ohio?
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Reply #104 on: November 13, 2005, 05:24:01 AM
from the matador newsletter:

february signals the arrival of mogwai's new full length studio album, 'mr. beast.'

produced by longtime associate tony doogan and mogwai at castle of doom studio, it's nothing short of a monumental moment in mogwai's storied tenure. though there are still hints aplenty of the subtle beauty that adorned big chunks of 'rock action' and 'happy songs for happy people', there are an equal portion of headcrushers on this one that will leave you gasping for air. particularly if you've been wearing a plastic bag over your face (which we do not recommend, by the way).

though mogwai will be hitting the us early next year, the band have already announced a slate of intimate gigs at london's ica for next january, along with a couple of shows to benefit mental health organization one in four in glasgow and edinburgh respectively, later this month (28 november at cabaret voltaire, 29 november at the arches)