[News] Sigur Rós Set to Release New Album in Spring 2012

With the release of their concert film and live album INNI fast approaching, Icelandic band Sigur Rós have unveiled plans to release a brand new studio album this coming Spring. After lead singer Jónsi's 2010 tour in support of his solo album Go, the band "went straight to work at their studio" to work on the follow-up to 2008's Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.

When speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the band talked briefly about the album and the new direction they've taken, with bassist Georg “Goggi” Hólm calling it "introverted," while lead singer Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson said it was "floaty and minimal." As well, drummer Orri Páll Dýrason calls it "[a]n ambient album, with a slow takeoff toward something."

Expect more news regarding the album to surface in the coming months, and look forward to the release of INNI on November 15th via XL Recordings.