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To celebrate Jónsi’s (Sigur Ros) forthcoming tour of the United States, we’ve teamed up with the Icelandic musician’s label XL Recordings to bring you an exciting competition.

Jónsi and Alex, his boyfriend and collaborator in Riceboy Sleeps, have put together a mix CD containing 13 of their favourite songs, including tracks by Billie Holiday,  Django Reinhardt and Audrey Hepburn, and we’ve got 5 hard copies to give away, complete with custom-designed artwork. Jónsi and Alex designed the sleeve themselves, drawing on themes of childhood and innocence.

Before heading off on tour, Jónsi dropped into the NPR studios to record a segment for the network’s All Things Considered program, which can be listened to here.

To be in with a chance of winning, just send your full name, address (within the United States and Canada) and the name of your favourite Jónsi song to sputnikreviews@gmail.com with the title “Jónsi & Alex contest”.

Closing date: Thursday, October 21, 11:59 EST

Tracklist:

1. ‘The Celebrated Polish Carillon using only the upper three keys of the piano’ – Natalia Janotha
2. ‘Ave Maria’ – Alessandro Moreschi
3. ‘Voggubarnsins Mal’- Smarakvarttinn A Akureyr
4. ‘Mother’s Last Word To Her Son’ – Washington Phillips
5. ‘Donx Sourire’ – Django Reinhardt
6. ‘The Gypsie Laddie’ – John Jacob Niles
7. ‘I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me’ – Billie Holiday
8. ‘Parlez-Moi D’Amour’ – Lucienne Boye
9. ‘Marche Funebre’ – Raoul Pugno
10. ‘Moon River’ – Audrey Hepburn
11. ‘John Cassavetes (2)’ – Ekkehard Elhers
12. ‘A Candy Coated Slow Down’ – John Somers
13. ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ – Cliff ‘Ukelele Ike’ Edwards


Tour Itinerary:

Fri // 10:15 // San Diego CA //  // 4th & B Theater
Sun // 10:17 // Los Angeles CA //  // The Wiltern
Mon // 10:18 // Pomona CA //  // Fox Theatre
Tue // 10:19 // Oakland CA //  // Fox Theater
Thu // 10:21 // Las Vegas NV //  // House of Blues
Fri // 10:22 // Salt Lake City UT // The Complex
Sat // 10:23 // Tempe AZ //  // The Marquee
Mon // 10:25 // Grand Prairie TX // Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
Tue // 10:26 // Austin TX //  // Austin Music Hall
Wed // 10:27 // Houston TX //  // Verizon Wireless Theater
Fri // 10:29 // New Orleans LA //  Voodoo Fest (City Park)
Sat // 10:30 // Asheville NC //  // MoogFest 2010
Sun // 10:31 // Atlanta GA //  // The Tabernacl
Tue // 11:02 //  St Louis MO //  // The Pageant
Wed // 11:03 //  Chicago IL //  // Vic Theatre
Fri // 11:05 //  Detroit MI //  // The Fillmore Detroit
Sat // 11:06 //  Columbus OH //  // Newport Music Hall
Mon // 11:08 //  Washington DC //  // 9:30 Club
Tue // 11:09 //  Washington DC //  // 9:30 Club
Wed // 11:10 // New York NY //  // Hammerstein Ballroom






mynameischan
10.15.10
sweet

alt
10.15.10
wow. such a good contest

PanasonicYouth
10.15.10
i will win one of these
anyone who gets in my way will feel my axe

DiceMan
10.15.10
Not if I slay you first Kris. I am a much larger Sigur Ros fan than anyone else, therefore I should be the winner.

Aids
10.15.10
Boom, entered. So this is basically a random draw then right?

TRMshadow
10.15.10
Great contest. Really hope I win, though we all win in the end.

horseypie
10.15.10
send it over to australia you jerks

DoubtGin
10.15.10
"(within the United States and Canada)"

and another fuck you :S

tombits
10.15.10
cheap american bastards.

robertsona
10.15.10
does "jonsi song" mean strictly solo

PanasonicYouth
10.15.10
i wasn't sure so i put a jonsi song and a sigur ros song =\

klap
10.15.10
hey dave let's keep this in-house eh

thebhoy
10.15.10
Django > Any other person on this page

Nice to see you guys fixed the issue with the Converge contest from a while back. Tbh it looks better when your in cahoots with the label.

Xenophanes
10.15.10
11-06. Seriously, that venue is within waling distance from me. Fuck, I'm going.

emmy
10.16.10
this is illegal i will be notifying the riaa shortly

SwagChef
10.17.10
"Jónsi and Alex, his boyfriend"

lold so hard

Triton233
10.17.10
sigur ros is such a great band.

bonhamcollins
10.17.10
Love Sigur Ros. Nice contest!

CelestialDust
10.18.10
this is interesting
swagchef, are you fucking 10 years old?

DiceMan
10.27.10
So if I haven't been notified of winning yet, does that mean I lost?

CelestialDust
10.27.10
5 staff randomly won

DiceMan
10.27.10
But I didn't choose Hoppipolla I chose Grow Till Tall...

Josh D.
10.27.10
I chose something from an album of theirs.

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