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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

We know more than one person in our readership is out there wondering what Sigur Rós are up to lately, and apparently the answer is a ton of nifty shit. On top of a vaguely mentioned "few releases planned for later this year," singer-guitarist Jon Thor Birgisson also makes up half of the art-music duo Riceboy Sleeps, which just released a book of visual art and is prepping a 10" single, according to a message on the Sigur Rós mailing list. In August, RS will move its work from the sophisticated spaces of Reykjavik to, um, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Meantime, Artist In Residence, a sort of elaborate fanzine, makes Sigur Rós the subject of its first book, In A Frozen Sea: A Year With Sigur Rós. But it's not some charming hand-stapled thing down at the local comics shop. The regular edition is $20, and a limited edition, including a collector's set of seven LPs, now runs $150.

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