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We are excited to share with you a new track from Sigur Ros' vocalist Jónsi Birgisson's upcoming solo album, Go. The track, "Boy Lilikoi," is clearly of the caliber that one would expect from one of Iceland's - and for that matter, the world's - most talented and accomplished singer/songwriters.

Birgisson, who is blind in his right eye, is also one of the few openly gay indie superstars of our time. His partner, Alex Somers, does much of the graphic work for Sigur Ros, collaborates with Birgisson on art projects, and helped write and record the couple's first album, Riceboy Sleeps, a fantastic instrumental LP released in 2009 that won critical praise. The Economist said: "…it’s up there with the best of Sigur Rós," and The Guardian called it "a delicate, sad, little record, but one that ripples with beauty."

Riceboy Sleeps is a gorgeous and intoxicating 68-minute instrumental album recorded solely with acoustic instruments from Iceland, and features appearances by Amiina and the Kópavogsdætur Choir.

The upcoming release of Go is being produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Tokyo Police Club) and is scheduled for release in March 2010 on XL Recordings. On December 1, 2009, Birgisson's official website,, was launched, where fans can go to get the free advanced MP3, and view the making of Go.

"Boy Lilikoi" - Jonsi Birgisson from Go (2010)

"Happiness" - Jonsi & Alex from Riceboy Sleeps (2009)

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