[News] Sigur Rós Announce 'Valtari Hour' Worldwide Listening Party

In anticipation of their sixth studio album Valtari, Icelandic outfit Sigur Rós have invited their fans to participate in what they have dubbed Valtari Hour. On May 17th at 7:00pm (simultaneously at every time zone in the world), fans can listen to an exclusive one hour stream of the album prior to its May 29th release. The album will be available to stream on the band's official website, local radio stations as well as local record stores. In North America, NPR will be offer the online stream of the album, with its radio affiliates, including KEXP, WFUC, KCMP, and several more, broadcasting the album for your listening pleasure. As well, for those who choose to attend the listening party at the participating records stores, a preorder of the album will land you a limited-edition Valtari print, with one lucky winner in each store receiving Valtari vinyl test pressing, a copy of the very-sold-out RSD exclusive Hvarf/Heim LP on clear vinyl, and a custom, limited print. After the jump, you can take a look at the full list of participating radio stations and record stores.

Valtari is out on May 29th via EMI/XL.

Participating Radio Stations
KEXP – Seattle, WA
WNYC – New York, NY
XPN – Philadelphia, PA
KCMP (The Current) – St. Paul, MN
KTBG – Warrensburg, MO
WFUV – New York, NY
KXT – Dallas, TX
WYEP – Pittsburgh, PA
WTMD – Towson, MD
WBER – Rochester, NY
KRSH – Santa Rosa, CA
FM 94-9 “Big Sonic Chill” – San Diego, CA

Participating Record Stores
BK Music (Richmond, VA)
Bull City (Durham, NC)
Bull Moose (Portland, ME)
Cactus Music (Houston)
Criminal (Atlanta, GA)
Dimple (Folsom, CA)
Disc Exchange (Knoxville)
Ear Candy (Missoula, MT)
Electric Fetus (Minneapolis)
End of an Ear (Austin)
Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA)
Good (Dallas)
Greywhale (Taylorsville, UT)
Grimey’s (Nashville)
Guestroom (Norman, OK & Oklahoma City, OK)
Harvest (Asheville, NC)
Homers (Omaha)
Landlocked (Bloomington, IN)
Lou’s (Encinitas, CA)
Luna (Indianapolis, IN)
Melody Supreme (Charlottesville, VA)
Monster (Charleston, SC)
Music Millennium (Portland, OR)
Origami (Los Angeles)
Park Avenue (Orlando)
Phono Select (Sacramento, CA)
Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton, NJ)
Radio Active (Ft. Lauderdale)
Rasputin (Berkeley, CA)
Record Archive (Rochester, NY)
Record Exchange (Boise, ID)
Repo Records (Philadelphia)
Schoolkids (Raleigh, NC)
Sonic Boom (Seattle)
Sound Garden (Baltimore)
Streetlight (San Jose & Santa Cruz)
Strictly Discs (Madison)
The Telegraph (London, CT)
Twist & Shout (Denver)
UHF Records (Royal Oaks, MI)
Underground Sound (Ann Arbor, MI)
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO)
Vinyl Renaissance (Kansas City, KS)
Waterloo (Austin)
Zia (Phoenix)