We're celebrating the release of our very first live album VSQ Live at Troubadour with a killer giveaway! And it's all about you creating yourdream setlist . . .
Create a public Spotify playlist with the title VSQ Dream Setlist with 12 VSQ tracks . Share the playlist via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with #VSQDreamSet.
Three (3) winners will win a digital download of our upcoming release VSQ Live at Troubadour, digital downloads of 5 VSQ releases of their choice, vinyl copies of VSQ Performs Sigur Ros, Weezer's Pinkerton and Radiohead's In Rainbows, plus 1 VSQ T-shirt of their choice.
VSQ Performs Sigur Rós reinterprets the Icelandic heroes’ minimalist, dream pop with equally lush viola, violin, and cello. This special release showcases a brand new Vitamin String Quartet take on the ethereal, ambient sound of one indie rock’s leading lights. Featuring renditions of Sigur Rós favorites “Hoppípolla,” “Starálfur,” “Svefn-g-englar” and more.
Want to know which record stores will be carrying VSQ Performs Sigur Ros on VINYL for Record Store Day? Check out our list of retailers below.
Not seeing your favorite record store on our list? Head over to the Record Store Day website and see if they’re listed as a participating store. If they are, call them and urge them to order VSQ Performs Sigur Ros for the big day!
According to a recent story at the UK’s Guardian, Sigur Rós’ lead singer, Jonsí Birgisson, has expressed the band’s desire to take a break. He’s quoted as saying the band is on an indefinite hiatus and they’re currently “busy having babies,” while releasing solo albums. This comes as slight dig to me, as Jonsí is openly gay. He and his boyfriend Alex Somers released an instrumental album last year under the moniker Riceboy Sleeps. My guess is the rest of the band wants to take a bit of time off from the horror show of the music business and he’s not exactly thrilled.
The band’s six album was being worked on in the studio and rumors said it was very near completion when the members decided to throw away the results and start over. The last known information about the album was posted on the band’s site in May 2009, saying the material was “slower and more ambient,” but now it seems those songs will be lost in the scrap pile. Jonsí told Spinner this week, "We haven't got another album ready. It was just a rumor. We started to record something, but then we chucked it all away. So I think we are going to have to start it all again.”
Jonsí’s solo album “Go” is scheduled to be released on March 23rd. Unlike Sigur Rós’ albums, where the lyrics are usually in Icelandic, his solo album will be entirely in English, perhaps to gain more of a foreign following. Dates for his solo acoustic tour are likely to be announced in the near future.