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Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical and minimalist elements. The name is Icelandic for "victory rose" and is pronounced "see oor rose", or in the International Phonetic Alphabet, although more popular (and incorrect) variations in the English-speaking world include 'sigger ross', 'sigger roy-ss', and 'sigg-or ross'. The band is known for their ethereal sound and lead singer Jónsi's falsetto. Some of the band's contemporaries include múm and Amiina; both of which hail from the same creative and vibrant Icelandic post-rock music scene.

Jón Ãór (Jónsi) Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Ãgúst Ãvar Gunnarsson formed the group in Reykjavík in August 1994. Their name is taken from Jónsi's younger sister Sigurrós, who was born the same day. They soon won a record deal with a local record label, Bad Taste. In 1997, they released Von (Hope) and in 1998 a remix collection named Von brigði. The name is Icelandic wordplay: Vonbrig&Atild...
Background group or band
Origin Iceland
Genre Post-rock
Years active 1994–present
website Official site
Current members Jón Þór Birgisson
Past members Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson

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