Sigur Ros get started on new album

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.

They play:

Miami, FL Carnival Centre (February 25)

New York, NY Carnegie Hall (26)

–By our New York staff.

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