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  • Release Date

    2 June 2008

  • Length

    11 tracks

Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (English: With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly) is the fifth full-length studio album by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós, released on June 23, 2008.

It is the band's first album to feature a track sung in English (All Alright). The first track on the album, Gobbledigook, premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 music show in the UK on May 27, 2008, and was available for free download from the band's official media website. Festival was premiered on Colin Murray's Radio 1 show on June 3, 2008.
The album was available for pre-order from June 3 on the band's official media site, and on June 5, the band performed "Gobbledigook", "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur ", "Festival", "Fljótavík", "Við spilum endalaust" and "All Alright" live in Guadalajara, Mexico. On June 8, the full album streamed early on the Sigur Rós dót widget.
The album's cover features a photograph by Ryan McGinley, entitled "Highway". Originally the album artwork was going to be done by Olafur Eliasson; it would have been the first time the band had passed album artwork to an external artist.
In the end they did not like the proposed design and created the cover art themselves using the photograph.
Trivia:
The song "All Alright" played a central role in Neil Jordan's 2009 film Ondine whilst "Festival" featured in the 2010 Danny Boyle film 127 Hours.
Track listing:
No. Title Length
1. "Gobbledigook" 3:08
2. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" ("Within me a lunatic sings") 4:05
3. "Góðan daginn" ("Good morning") 5:15
4. "Við spilum endalaust" ("We play endlessly") 3:33
5. "Festival" 9:24
6. "Með suð í eyrum" ("With a buzz in our ears") 4:56
7. "Ára bátur" ("Row boat") 8:57
8. "Íllgresi" ("Weeds") 4:13
9. "Fljótavík" () 3:49
10. "Straumnes" () 2:01
11. "All Alright" 6:21
Japanese and iTunes bonus track
No. Title Length
12. "Heima" ("At home") 3:59

Personnel:
Jón Þór Birgisson – vocals, guitar
Kjartan Sveinsson – keyboards
Georg Hólm – bass
Orri Páll Dýrason – drums

Strings: Amiina (on tracks 2,3,4,5,8 and 9, recorded in Kjartan Sveinsson's living room and Langholtskirkja

Hildur Ársælsdóttir
Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir
Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir

Brass (on tracks 2, 4 and 11) performed by:

E. Friðfinnsson
Helgi Hrafn Jónsson
I.G. Erlendsson
K. Håkonarson
Samúel Jón Samúelsson
S. Sigurðarson
S.J. Bernharðsson

Tambourine, claps and other noises by Siggi Frendi, Höddi Gunni, John Best, Sunray and Breeze.

"Ára bátur" recorded live at Abbey Road Studios with the London Sinfonietta and the choristers of the London Oratory School Schola. Directed by D. Bjarnason, engineered by Andy Dudman.

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