Hot on the heels of the spectacular activities of Eyjafjallajokull, we've been suddenly buried under the sweet musical ash of Jónsi, AKA Jón Thor Birgisson, singer/ guitarist for Iceland's Sigur Rós.
We suggest you immediately have a look at these videos:
The new solo album is called 'GO', and the video above is for the song 'Go Do'
Although we know the name, which invariably pops up in discussions of the quirky Icelandic music scene, we are not familiar with the work of Sigur Rós. Perhaps that is about to change.
This is not Jónsi's first foray outside the band. In 2009 he & fellow bandmate Alex Somers, who is also his life partner, released Riceboy Sleeps after working on the project for 6 years. Read more about it here.
Below is from Jónsi's Myspace page
Have a listen to them all. We can't recommend this album highly enough. If you like it & want to download it, please purchase it legitimately through Jón's Myspace page or at iTunes.
Jónsi will be appearing at The Sound Academy here in Toronto next Friday & Saturday evenings (April 30 & May 1)