Sigur Ros - "Kveikur"

Sigur Ros

We've heard some live versions of the title track from Sigur Rós's new, Sound of Summer shortlisted record, andKveikur, at least, enough to hint that it was one of the band's most intense, brutal tracks ever. Now, along with a video compilation by the director Sarah Hopper, they've released the studio version of the song. Hopper's visuals aren't so much a music video as they are a filmic accompaniment - her edits and syntheses of British Film Institute archival pieces will accompany the track in a live setting - and they fit perfectly, what with blown-out footage of massive explosions and dying fires at the song's most spine-tingling, crashing moments. Check it out - the record's out June 18.