After four years on hiatus, Icelandic post-rock gods Sigur Rós have produced a new album, and now fans can stream the entire album through NPR. Known for soaring, ambient epics, Sigur Rós have perfected their craft since their debut album in 1997 and this album is the next step in their continued evolution. In the time since the last Sigur Rós album, the band released a critically acclaimed film and lead singer Jónsi released a solo album. It is clear that the time apart has let them grow as performers and songwriters, as the new songs show a marked restraint and delicate beauty only attainable by a group of experienced, confident musicians.
The album can be streamed at this link, courtesy of NPR.