Wednesday, September 14, 2005

the forgotten middle

i guess the title isn't entirely accurate. sigur ros, a damn fine group from iceland, makers of such past masterpieces as "agaetis byrjun" and "( )" (album covers depicted below) recorded a new album and are touring in the fall.

agaetis byrjun ( )

but if you happen to live in the middle of the country, you better hope you're in chicago or minnesota, otherwise it may be a long drive to get anywhere they are playing during their brief tour in the states. here's the north american tour, conspicuously missing a denver date (but i guess i should be used to that):

Sep 15 2005 8:00P
Opera House Boston, MA
Sep 16 2005 8:00P
Théâtre Maisonneuve Montreal,
Sep 18 2005 8:00P
Bronson Centre Ottawa,
Sep 19 2005 8:00P
Massey Hall Toronto,
Sep 20 2005 8:00P
The Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 21 2005 8:00P
Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Sep 23 2005 8:00P
Orpheum Theatre Madison, WI
Sep 24 2005 8:00P
State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Sep 27 2005 8:00P
Orpheum Vancouver,
Sep 28 2005 8:00P
Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Sep 29 2005 8:00P
Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Oct 1 2005 8:00P
Paramount Theatre Oakland, CA
Oct 3 2005 8:00P
Copley Symphony Hall San Diego, CA
Oct 5 2005 8:00P
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
Oct 6 2005 8:00P
The Joint Las Vegas, NV

you can preview their new album, "takk," on their myspace site (i'm guessin' i'm gonna have to get me one a them--a my space registration dealie and the new album). after listening to it twice last night, i have to say that i'm impressed with where they're going... they seem to be reaching out more into their rock sensibilities while holding onto the ambiant style that makes them so unique and interesting.


and in case you don't believe my take on takk, here's a review from the onion.