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May 30th, 2008

Sigur Rós – Gobbledigook

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I’m feeling very visually inclined this week and Sigur Rós beautiful new video for their song Gobbledigook feels like the perfect way to start summer. The song is accompanied by the stunning visuals of the previously mentioned Ryan McGinley, who I think has done an amazing job at reviving the (sadly) now nostalgic concept of insouciant nudity once again- breathing in a playful life to the natural inclinations of the human body. It’s refreshing to see the post-modern constructs of nudity either being taboo or an over-exposed blase’ canvas not enough to shock or enthrall being broken down. Such is life in America in the latter half of the first decade of the 2000’s I suppose. The song itself recalls Animal Collective’s (in my opinion) most ambitious and strongest album to date Sung Tongs.

If you’re in the San Francisco area Ryan McGinley’s “I know where summer goes” is now open at Ratio 3, here’s a map of how to get there. It is FREE admission and runs until June 21. Wed-Saturday from 11am-6pm.

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  1. wow! so i’m not the only one who thinks sung tongs is the best animal collective album

    so yeah, as a sung tonger it’s kinda hard not to draw comparisons when listening to “goodbledigook”. yet it’s nice to hear something with this vibe from sigur rós.

    and by the way, it works great live. just saw them perform it last week and.. it was definately the highlight of a very short show.

    Comment by biz — June 15, 2008 @ 4:46 am

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