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Sigur Rós launches ‘Valtari Hour’ worldwide listening party

on May 14, 2012, 4:49pm

sigur ros valtari Sigur Rós launches Valtari Hour worldwide listening party

Sigur Rós will debut their latest LP, Valtari, during a 24-hour worldwide listening party called the Valtari Hour. On May 17th, at 7pm local time, fans across the world can hear an exclusive one-hour stream of the album through the band’s website, on local radio stations, or at local read stores.

In the U.S , specifically, NPR will be offer the stream online, while its affiliate radio stations will broadcast the album across the country.  For those who choose attend a local record store listening party, an album pre-order will entitle you to a limited edition Valtari print, and one lucky winner in each store will receive a Valtari prize pack, which includes a Valtari vinyl test pressing, a copy of the very-sold-out RSD exclusive Hvarf/Heim LP on clear vinyl, and a custom, limited print. Scroll below for a full list of participating radio stations and record stores in the U.S.

Valtari arrives May 29th via EMI/XL

Participating Radio Stations
KEXP – Seattle, WA
WNYC – New York, NY
XPN – Philadelphia, PA
KCMP (The Current) – St. Paul, MN
KTBG – Warrensburg, MO
WFUV – New York, NY
KXT – Dallas, TX
WYEP – Pittsburgh, PA
WTMD – Towson, MD
WBER – Rochester, NY
KRSH – Santa Rosa, CA
FM 94-9 “Big Sonic Chill” – San Diego, CA

Participating Record Stores
BK Music (Richmond, VA)
Bull City (Durham, NC)
Bull Moose (Portland, ME)
Cactus Music (Houston)
Criminal (Atlanta, GA)
Dimple (Folsom, CA)
Disc Exchange (Knoxville)
Ear Candy (Missoula, MT)
Electric Fetus (Minneapolis)
End of an Ear (Austin)
Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA)
Good (Dallas)
Greywhale (Taylorsville, UT)
Grimey’s (Nashville)
Guestroom (Norman, OK & Oklahoma City, OK)
Harvest (Asheville, NC)
Homers (Omaha)
Landlocked (Bloomington, IN)
Lou’s (Encinitas, CA)
Luna (Indianapolis, IN)
Melody Supreme (Charlottesville, VA)
Monster (Charleston, SC)
Music Millennium (Portland, OR)
Origami (Los Angeles)
Park Avenue (Orlando)
Phono Select (Sacramento, CA)
Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton, NJ)
Radio Active (Ft. Lauderdale)
Rasputin (Berkeley, CA)
Record Archive (Rochester, NY)
Record Exchange (Boise, ID)
Repo Records (Philadelphia)
Schoolkids (Raleigh, NC)
Sonic Boom (Seattle)
Sound Garden (Baltimore)
Streetlight (San Jose & Santa Cruz)
Strictly Discs (Madison)
The Telegraph (London, CT)
Twist & Shout (Denver)
UHF Records (Royal Oaks, MI)
Underground Sound (Ann Arbor, MI)
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO)
Vinyl Renaissance (Kansas City, KS)
Waterloo (Austin)
Zia (Phoenix)

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