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Birth Place: Reykjavík, Iceland
Years Active: 1994–present (indefinite hiatus)
Genres: Post-rock, Dream Pop, Experimental Rock, Ambient

Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band with classical and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and use of bowed guitar. Sigur Rós was formed in 1994 in Reykjavík, Iceland, by singer and guitarist Birgisson, bassist Georg Hólm and drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson. Sigur Rós released their debut album, “Von,” in 1997 with Smekkleysa Records. It failed to chart, selling 313 copies in its first year of release, but was certified platinum in 2005 by Iceland's record industry association. “Von brigði” was released in 1998 and featured remixes of tracks from “Von.” Only one track, "Leit af lífi," was new to... Continue Bio >>


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