Watch/listen: New Sigur Ros music, “Ekki Múkk”

Sigur Ros is releasing a new album, Valtari, on May 28. The album will have eight tracks, and premiering today on the Icelandic band’s website is the nearly eight-minute track “Ekki Múkk,” with a minimalist but pretty video to accompany. Expect the swells you’ve come to know and love from Sigur Ros.

Details on the website are few, but it does have a quote from Georg: “i really can’t remember why we started this record, i no longer know what we were trying to do back then. i do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up…did give up for a while. but then something happened and form started to emerge, and now i can honestly say that it’s the only sigur rós record i have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it.”

With all that shimmery, greenish water and ship in the distance, I keep expecting the potato-faced (or drum-faced?) woman from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea to emerge from the water in this video.

Valtari tracklist:

Ég Anda
Ekki Múkk
Varúð
Rembihnútur
Dauðalogn
Varðeldur
Valtari
Fiðgur Piano

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