Archive for March, 2010

vote for ‘go do’ video

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

this week, the video for ‘go do’ is one of five nominationed for “hottest freshmen video” on mtvu.com (the mtv site aimed at colleges in america). you can vote here. (feel free to vote for ‘go do’ multiple times)

nico muhly discusses ‘go’

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

on his website, nico muhly discusses his involvement in the recording of ‘go’ and shares a excerpt of the woodwind instruments in piano midi format.

album streams online

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

with a few days to go before the release of ‘go‘, we are delighted to announce that you can now listen to the album in full.

enjoy.

the final dress rehearsal

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

a few weeks back we sent out a request to people on our mailing list, asking for extras who would like to appear, dressed as animals, in a video shoot with jónsi in london. we didnt tell people the exact nature of the event apart from that.

on friday evening everyone arrived to 3 mills studios, where the rehearsals were taking place over the previous few weeks. it was a fantastic sight to see everyone dressed up in the outfits or with animal masks on – but still, people weren’t really sure what they had come to see.

the outfits were fantastic and we’d like to thank to everyone for the effort they went to, here are some examples:

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so, back to the evenings proceedings. the production manager gave a quick introduction highlighting safety, fire escapes and the logistics of the evening. he then handed over to mark grimmer of 59 productions who gave an introduction to the event. mark then told the audience the main purpose of the evening was a little more than a video shoot – the extras would be the first audience to see the new live show in full – the new live band, the set, the songs, the lighting and so on.

jónsi came on stage with his new live band; alex somers playing guitar, úlfur hansson on bass, þorvaldur þorvaldsson on drums and ólafur björn ólafsson on piano. over the next seventy minutes or so they played all the songs from go as well as a few brand new songs.

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thanks to 3 mills, the crew, emi, 59 productions, the management, jónsi and the band as well as the audience for a fantastic evening.

the live tour starts in vancouver in a weeks time, more information about the tour is on our concerts page.

all photos by darren webb / jonsi.com

jónsi on npr

Monday, March 29th, 2010

in todays episode of “all songs considered” on npr, jónsi talks about some of the early musical influences on his life, from iron maiden to django reinhardt and audrey hepburn.

update: you can now download this show as part of the “all songs considered” podcast.

now rehearsing in london – photos

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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jónsi and his live band are currently in london rehearsing the live show for the 2010 tour, which begins formally in 11 days in vancouver. they are now finally rehearsing with the whole stage show production environment that 59 productions has been working on these past weeks.

we are at the live rehearsal now and will be posting some mobile phone pics to the twitter account throughout the course of the night (friday 26 march).

update: here are the mobile phone pictures from the live rehearsal on friday night:

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3 mills, london (dress rehearsal)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

featured concert footage

 

 

featured photo galleries

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acoustic videos premiered

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

two months back, jónsi and nico muhly recorded a four part video session at the working men’s club in bethnal green in london. at the time we uploaded a video that recorded that recording.

now the four songs are available to stream over a range of music & media websites;

the bethnal greens sessions are available as a download as part of the limited edition, or on a dvd as part of the emi experience edition.

reykjavík rehearsal pictures

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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over the last few weeks, jónsi and his live band have been getting ready for the live tour – they spent a few weeks rehearsing in reykjavík, before moving to london. above are a few pictures from the reykjavík sessions taken by sigurður geirdal (their backline tech).

we’ll have more photos from behind the scenes of rehearsals over the next few days.

amoeba instore

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

on record store day, april 17th, jónsi will perform in the amoeba record store in san francisco. the in-store starts at 2:30pm.