Sigur Rós Launch App with Release of “Óveður” Route One Video

Icelandic post-rockers and part-time whale impersonators Sigur Rós have just launched their own app. The free “Route One” app, available now on the Apple Store, promises to interpret and evolve the sounds of their latest single Óveður to give a unique listen each time it’s played.

Apparently the app uses the same technology (dubbed “Bronze”) that was used to generate the soundtrack to the live Route One broadcast the band held earlier in the year featuring stunning shots of scenic Iceland. The app is now fully and freely available over at the iTunes app store, so check it out!

Speaking of the Route One broadcast, Sigur Rós have also released the full video of their 24-hour “Slow TV” event over on YouTube 360. The Route One broadcast was a drive around Iceland’s ring road, which encircles the Scandinavian country.


This may actually be the longest 360 video released thus far and it’s a pretty cool concept. You can find the videos on the band’s site here, or check it out below. It’s quite a relaxing watch, so you could put it on in the background and work to the airy and otherworldly sounds of Sigur Rós. It’s guaranteed to be music you’d never heard before, no matter how much of a fan you are of the band.

It’s also the perfect road trip soundtrack if you’ve got a long drive ahead of you on your way to catch Sigur Rós for their only Australian show at this year’s Splendour In The Grass.

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