Yesterday we told you that Sigur Rós would be drawn into, and contribute original music to an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Now, as Pitchfork points out, the band has revealed an early look at themselves Simpsonfied. Nice digs, Jónsi!
The band also offered more details about the music they’re contributing, along with a synopsis of 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 bands music scores homers 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 shows history.
According to Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Im a longtime fan of Sigur Rós, and were honored to bring their Icelandic, ambient moods to our goofy cartoon show.
One month after their appearance on the show, Sigur Rós will release their new album Kveikur, due out June 18th via XL Records. Take a listen to the track “Ãsjaki” below.