This is not a trick question or a joke: How many bands does the average person know that sing primarily in a language other than their own? Icelandic indie "dream pop" act Sigur Rós increases that number by 100 percent for many an indie diehard. Sigur Rós doesn't even sing in Icelandic all the time, but rather in a semi-made-up language called Hopelandic. They might be talking about rubber duckies or how they beat up old ladies for fun, but who cares? The sound is gorgeous—soaring and layered and slightly reminiscent of Radiohead (with whom they've collaborated and toured) circa Kid A days. It's good music to work out to. It sort of makes you feel all "Chariots of Fire" and like you could run great distances. Still not sure? Their most recent album is in English. All ages.
Thu., Sept. 25, 8 p.m., 2008
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