Ný batterí

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"Ný batterí"
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Single by Sigur Rós
from the album Ágætis byrjun
Released May 2000 (UK)
Format 12", CD
Genre Post-rock, ambient, dream pop
Length 24:02
Label Fat Cat Records
Writer(s) Sigur Rós
Producer(s) Sigur Rós
Sigur Rós singles chronology
"Ný batterí"
Ágætis byrjun track listing
  1. "Intro"
  2. "Svefn-g-englar"
  3. "Starálfur"
  4. "Flugufrelsarinn"
  5. "Ný batterí"
  6. "Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm)"
  7. "Viðrar vel til loftárása"
  8. "Olsen Olsen"
  9. "Ágætis byrjun"
  10. "Avalon"

"Ný batterí" (Icelandic for "new batteries"[1]) is a song by Sigur Rós, released as the second single from their album Ágætis byrjun in May 2000. The first track is an extended brass intro for "Ný batterí", followed by the title track. "Bíum bíum bambaló" is a traditional Icelandic lullaby, while "Dánarfregnir og jarðarfarir" was a theme used in Iceland for death announcements on radio. The third and fourth tracks also appear on the Angels of the Universe soundtrack.[2][3]

The cymbal used in "Ný batterí" was found on a street in downtown Reykjavík. The instrument was bent and had apparently been driven over. However, they liked the way it sounded and wrote the song from there.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rafmagnið búið" – 4:52
  2. "Ný batterí" – 7:50
  3. "Bíum bíum bambaló" – 6:52
  4. "Dánarfregnir og jarðarfarir" – 4:29



  1. ^ "sigur rós - lyrics". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Ný batterí". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Angels of the Universe". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  4. ^ "sigur rós - trivia". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

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