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Watch Sigur Ros Turn TV Event into Stunning Time-Lapse Video

New song “Óveður” soundtracks band’s 24-hour trip around Iceland’s Route One coastal ring

Sigur Rós have condensed their 24-hour Route One project into a mesmerizing time-lapse video of them driving around Iceland’s coastal ring to their new song “Óveður.”

The original event took place two weeks ago, on the longest day of the year. The video shows Sigur Rós cruising around Iceland at a very casual 60 kilometers-an-hour. The drive was set to a live generating soundtrack created in real time from “Óveður.”

The full song now soundtracks the Route One time-lapse. The new clip captures the vibrant, varied beauty of the Icelandic landscape. The euphoric strangeness of “Óveður” perfectly complements the constant daylight.

Sigur Rós will also make an HD version of the full Route One journey available on Tuesday, July 12th, coinciding with a week of re-screenings on Icelandic television. During the first “slow TV” broadcast, Sigur Rós also premiered the official music video for “Óveður.”

Despite the new music, Sigur Rós have yet to reveal any information about a possible album, which would be their first since 2013’s Kveikur. This fall, the band will embark on a tour of North America and have promised new material for the intimate theater shows.

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