Sigur Ros are gearing up to release a new record, Valtari, in late May, but they found time to put together a Record Store Day release too. We’ve already heard the a-side, first Valtari single “Ekki Mukk,” and now you can sample the non-album b-side “Kvistur” too. For those of you who are into the band’s more experimental stuff, you’ve found a goldmine – atmospheric, sublime, distorted drones build to massive crescendos and then crash deliriously into the abyss. It sounds and feels like looking across an empty, snow-covered plain – cold, austere, gorgeous, and vaguely creepy (in the best way). Check it out.
Valtari is out May 29th.