Sigur Rós appear on The Simpsons this weekend, as animated characters and the ethereal music serving as the episode’s soundtrack. Up above is a really great promo poster, shared by the band’s label XL Recordings (via Pitchfork). And below you’ll find three clips from the episode.
The band wrote of their participation in the episode:
sigur rós have scored part of an upcoming episode of the simpsons. the episode, which will feature new, original music by sigur rós, as well as their take on the simpsons’ theme song, will air on may 19th. in the episode, entitled “the saga of carl,” homer, moe, lenny, and carl team up to buy a winning lottery ticket, but after carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit. the band’s music scores homer’s visit to iceland, marking an unprecedented musical collaboration between the show and a band; with this episode, sigur rós have written and performed more original music for the simpsons than any other outside band in the show’s history.
None of the three clips feature Sigur Rós, though the second one has Homer deciding which guitar to bring along on his trip to Iceland (spoiler: it’s an acoustic). Color me shocked if it doesn’t end up in the hands of Jónsi.