If you don't know about Sigur Ros, you should. They are one of the most unique sounding groups around - hailing from Iceland, the group blends fascinating ambient rock/classical sounds while chanting in a mixture of Icelandic and a made up language called 'Vonlenska'. It's strange and beautiful music and definitely worth checking out. Here are a couple of tracks pre-released onto Youtube in advance of their album 'Kveikur', coming out June 18th (via Kottke):
David Bowie's Last Music Video "Lazarus" Was His Farewell
If you're a David Bowie fan, this will be hard to watch. The singer, who passed away today from cancer aged 69, apparently planned the release of "Lazarus" to coincide with his death as a "parting gift" for his fans, said his producer.