May 17, 2013 17:13

Sigur Ros speak about guest slot on 'The Simpsons' this weekend (May 19)

The Icelandic band are making a Springfield cameo...

Sigur Ros speak about guest slot on 'The Simpsons' this weekend (May 19)

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Sigur Ros have revealed details about their forthcoming guest slot on The Simpsons this weekend (May 19).

As Consequence Of Sound reports, the Icelandic band have spoken about their Springfield cameo, stating: "Sigur Ros have scored part of an upcoming episode of The Simpsons". The episode, which will feature new, original music by Sigur Ros, as well as their take on The Simpsons' theme song, will air on May 19.

"In the episode, entitled 'The Saga Of Carl', Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl team up to buy a winning lottery ticket, but after Carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of Iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit," the band add in their statement.

Speaking about how they will be involved in the episode, the band revealed: "The band's music scores Homer's visit to Iceland, make an unprecedented musical collaboration between the show and a band; with this episode, Sigur Ros have written and performed more original music for The Simpsons than any other outside band in the show's history."

Sigur Ros join a long list of musicians who have made a guest appearance in the series including Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Lady Gaga, Sonic Youth and The Decemberists - pictured. To see NME.COM's gallery of classic band cameos in The Simpsons, click here.



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