1 April 2006sigur rós have been kind enough to give the fans a preview of the upcoming sæglópur ep. you can now download one of the b-sides, refur, here. refur is a unique sigur rós song as it marks the first time that kjartan steps away from his usual background vocals and takes the lead vocals. as a result, the song has taken a more upbeat direction than the band’s previous works, which, according to jónsi, is likely to characterize the band’s future releases. (update: this was an april fools day joke! – the song is actually by an icelandic comedy duo called “tvíhöfði” and the song name is “stuðlagið um sigur rós” (sigur rós’ happy fun song). more information is in this thread on our message board.)
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