Never a band to disappoint its fans, Sigur Rós announced today that they will be releasing the long awaited vinyl reissue of their critically acclaimed albums, ( ) and Takk, directly from the band's web store. ( ) is the third full-length album from Icelandic band, first released in October 2002. The album features lyrics sang entirely in "Hopelandic", a language created by Jónsi that consists of onomatopoeia and amphibious words. Takk is the fourth studio album by Sigur Rós, and was released on September 12, 2005. This will be the first time that either album will be available on vinyl since their initial releases.
( ) will come in it's full Grammy-nominated artwork, including die-cut sleeve and spot UV varnish inner bags. The 72-minute 2 x 12" LP will be pressed on limited-edition, 140 gram clear vinyl and includes a CD of the album.
Takk comes pressed on 2 x 12" 180 gram vinyl, along with a one-sided etched 10" vinyl record. The album artwork packaging comes with the original debossed and die-cut sleeve, with printed inner bags, all done to the band's exact specifications.
You can pre-order both of the albums here, with shipping coming directly from the US.