Tongue in Chic

Hip Icelandic crew makes it up as it goes along

It doesn’t take an archaeological genius like Indiana Jones to decipher the messages embedded in the lyrics of Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. Even the band has admitted that its completely fictional language, Volenska, is a bunch of gibberish that doesn’t quite mean anything, yet seems to “fit perfectly with what the song is supposed to sound like.” However, for hipster-intellectual types, we’re sure the band’s epic and elaborately orchestrated songs have more meaning per syllable than even frontman Jónsi Birgisson would like to admit.

Experience Sigur Rós’ melodic new tunes from the band’s latest full-length album, as well as Birgisson’s distinct falsetto, when the group visits Marquee Theatre.


Tue., Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., 2008
 
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