Label: XL Recordings – XLLP606X Format: LP Country: UK & Europe Released: Jun 14, 2013 Genre: Electronic, Rock Style: Post Rock
The band's first album as a trio from 2013, a year in which the band appeared on both The Simpsons and Game of Thrones. Kveikur is the seventh studio album from Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. It will be the first album to be fully released through XL after the band departed EMI and Parlophone during the label's acquisition by Universal Music Group in 2012. It is also notably the last album by Sigur Rós to feature keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, after he had left the band in early 2013.
Self-produced by the three band members, Kveikur will see a new direction, both musically and thematically. Previously, the band's music has been synonymous with ambient music, but for the first time in the band's history, Kveikur will see the band depart from this style of music to present a darker, heavier and "more agressive" sound than any of the band's previous works.