The follow-up to ‘Takk’ is under way
Sigur Ros have started recording their new album, and expect it to be completed within the year.
Despite having already recorded a number of songs for the follow-up to 2005’s ‘Takk’, the band are still unsure as to what direction the new material is taking them.
In a message posted on the band’s website, bassist George Holm admits: “We don’t know exactly where the album is heading yet. We are really just experimenting at this stage. Some of the songs we recorded are old songs which we had written a while ago, unreleased material which we never got a chance to finish.”
The band are set to perform a benefit for Tibet House at Carnegie Hall in New York next month, as part of a line-up which includes Philip Glass and Patti Smith. Tibet House is an organization co-founded by Robert Thurman, father of Uma.
They will also head to Miami to perform their music to post-modern choreographer Merce Cunningham’s ‘Split Sides’ piece as part of the ’Merce in Miami’ season.
Miami, FL Carnival Centre (February 25)
New York, NY Carnegie Hall (26)
–By our New York staff.