Sigur Rós & Ryan McGinley

still from Gobbledigook by Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós have a new album coming out in late June and today they released the first track, Gobbledigook on their website for free.

The new track is pretty awesome and energetic but what really caught my eye is the cover art for the upcoming album as well as the music video posted on their website.

Most of you will remember the cover shot from the most recent Ryan McGinley exhibition at Team Gallery which was both loved and hated.

The video is directed by Arni & Kinski but “inspired by and in collaboration with Ryan McGinley.”

The video works pretty well with the musical track and I totally get why they were inspired by McGinley’s photographs (as well as his own video work).

I’m not sure it will end the debate about whether McGinley’s art is too commercial looking but personally I’ll give him credit for doing what he does (both artistically and commercially) without compromise.

First Morrissey and now Sigur Rós, one has to admit that the guy is definitely on a roll.

2 Responses to “Sigur Rós & Ryan McGinley”

  1. Mark Says:

    great article. thank you for sharing

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