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Jonsi

Sigur Rós - Live Concert - 2012

by NPR Music
Ryan Muir for NPR

Sigur Rós could be forgiven for sounding better on record than in concert. The Icelandic band's songs either billow out deliberately or stomp majestically, and in every case entail the building of layers upon intricate sonic layers. Plus, singer Jónsi — he of the otherworldly voice, singing mostly in a ghostly language of his own devising — is no Mick Jagger when it comes to calling attention to himself. He's created an air of shyly vulnerable mystery that seems antithetical to showmanship.

Jonsi - Words and Music - 2010

by Kara Manning
While the Icelandic post rock band Sigur Ros goes on hiatus, lead singer Jonsi decided to continue to make music, and has released a solo album, "Go." He played an acoustic set, and talked about how he became a singer in a session with WFUV's Kara Manning. (5/7/10)