Thanks to the fact that one of my friends is an early bird and was able to get up at a reasonable hour on a Saturday and get tickets, I caught Iceland’s Sigur Ros at the Paramount up on 16th and Glenarm last night and all I can say is: wow. If you’ve never heard them, I can’t describe them – they’re that unique. They put on an absolutely mind-blowing show last night in a two and a half hour set, so if you get a chance to see them, my recommendation is to not miss it.
Interestingly, even the opening act was worth the price of admission. Amina, who’d I’d never heard of, played 4 of 5 tracks using a rather eclectic combination of xyophones and violins along with an Apple iBook (seriously) and a saw (not joking).
Both bands are on emusic.com, BTW, though Sigur’s last two albums at least are only on iTunes.