Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Sigur Rós

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 19, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Jónsi Birgisson, queer music, Sigur Ros

This is Sigur Rós, an Icelandic minimalist band whose lead singer, Jónsi Birgisson, is gay. Here's their video for "Viðrar vel til Loftárása," which rages against the heteropatriarchy, as much as a minimalist post-rock video could rage against anything:

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And Jónsi Birgisson, after the jump, on what ties his music to Iceland.

We have got this question so many times-- it's just one of the questions on the hate list [laughs]. Maybe it is. Maybe, I don't know. Of course, like you said, you are from there, you grow up there, you are raised there, so definitely I think in some ways. Maybe it's just more unconsciously than something planned. It's kind of hard to say, but I think definitely we'd make different music probably if we grew up in Jamaica or something [laughs].

This is another great song by Sigur Rós, "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur":

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