Non-English singing, orchestrally driven, howling, post-rock giants are rarely considered for the whole “hits of the summer” racket so inevitable in news media this time of year, but I think I’ve found one that should be. Sigur Rós’s new single “Gobbledigook,” from their forthcoming Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust is just so fresh and energetic, it not only portends a new direction for a band that has always seemed content to stay the course of polished-yet-caterwauling noise, but it’s maybe the best song I’ve heard all June. This may not be saying much now, and it will undoubtedly get zero mainstream radio play, but I know what’s going to rock my socks this summer, and it sure as hell ain’t New Kids on the Block.

TMN Editor Erik Bryan is living the dream. He grew up in Florida, but he’s from all over. He likes playing chess, making cocktails, smarting off, and not freezing to death in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. More by Erik Bryan

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