Published Mar 06, 2008Sigur Ros fans will be logging a lot of time on YouTube tomorrow (Friday, March 7). The dramatic Icelanders will be plastered all over the front page of YouTube for the day. All 12 homepage feature slots will be filled with content related to Sigur Ros' film, Heima.
Official band site, Eight Seconds Before Sunrise, reports that the centrepiece of the special will be Heima in full, the first time a full-length music documentary will be available to view on the crack-like video site. The remaining slots will contain the "ten best entries of the minn heima" YouTube/Sigur Ros competition," and a "special message from the band themselves." An introductory lesson in speaking Hopelandish, perhaps? Sadly, no, but the "special message" was filmed during a break in the recording process of the band's next album, which is exciting enough news.
Heima was filmed in 2007 during a home country tour that found the glacial post-pop group performing in fish factories, community halls, caves and other unusual locations.