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Sigur Ros Frontman Jonsi Working On Music For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2,' Cate Blanchett Joins Voice Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 4:22 PM
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Given the suddenly prodigious production rate the Icelandic atmospheric rockers Sigur Ros are working at these days, it's hard to believe that frontman Jonsi has time for anything else. With the band dropping two albums in the past two years -- 2012's Valtari and 2013's Kveikur -- while touring, commissioning music videos and more, it seems that the otherwordly singer is dipping his toes back in the movie biz. In 2011, he scored Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" and while we wait for them to reteam on the director's next effort, Jonsi is returning to the animated world.

'Butter' Soundtrack Features Jonsi, Raphael Saadiq, Imani Coppola & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 26, 2012 1:21 PM
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Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack to the Weinstein Company comedy "Butter," starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman, digitally on October 9th. The synopsis? When her husband (Ty Burrell) is unceremoniously asked to step down after taking first prize for fifteen years as the master Butter Carver at the Iowa State Fair, the limelight-seeking, ultra-competitive Laura Pickler (Garner) takes on a 12-year-old, African-American (Yara Shahidi) butter sculpting prodigy in a butter carving contest of epic proportions.

Exclusive: Cameron Crowe Says Jónsi Scoring His Next Film As Well

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 10, 2012 12:03 PM
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Cameron Crowe and atmospheric indie post-rocker Jónsi have had a fruitful collaboration thus far. Jónsi's group Sigur Rós contributed three tracks to "Vanilla Sky," one which was unreleased at the time, and the Icelandic musician also recently scored the director's recent effort "We Bought A Zoo."

Watch: Animated, Animal Filled Video For Jonsi's "Gathering Stories" From 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 11:42 AM
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As Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" heads into theaters this wekeend, many kids and parents will likely be hearing Jonsi's unique voice for the first time as the Sigur Ros frontman delivers his first bonafide score, and it's led by the Oscar contending song "Gathering Stories."

Listen: Jonsi's "Ævin Endar" From 'We Bought A Zoo"; Full Soundtrack Now Streaming

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 8, 2011 9:20 AM
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This holiday season, Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi is taking his Icelandic brand of lovely post-rock to the silver screen, scoring Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo,” which has so far gotten the “It’s good for what it is” stamp of approval from most critics, including us.

Listen: Jónsi's “Gathering Stories” (Co-Written By Cameron Crowe) From 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 11:01 AM
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Soundtrack Details For 'We Bought A Zoo' Revealed, Includes Collab Between Jónsi & Cameron Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 1:04 AM
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Also Features 2 Brand New Songs From JónsiCameron Crowe has always been known for his keen ear for music, curating each of his films with a carefully selected soundtrack, but the forthcoming "We Bought A Zoo" marks the first time he's handed over the reins to a single artist. Over the summer it was revealed that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi would be tuning up the film, but little did we know, Crowe himself would be lending an assist for one of the pieces for the movie.

Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi Scoring Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2011 3:05 AM
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It was just over a week ago when director Cameron Crowe teased on his website that despite earlier indications that the soundtrack to his forthcoming "We Bought a Zoo" would contain lots of Neil Young and Eddie Vedder, another mystery artist was vying for the gig. “I think it’s going to lean heavily into one or two artists, but not necessarily either of them. We did play a lot of Eddie, Neil and PJ during the movie. It’s kind of revealing itself now,” Crowe explained. “There is another artist who is campaigning in the editing room with his music ala Cat Stevens in ‘Harold and Maude.’ We’ll see how far it gets.” Well, Crowe hasn't taken too long to let the secret out.

Watch: Official Video For Jonsi's "Sticks And Stones" From 'How To Train Your Dragon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2011 3:43 AM
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If there is any real competition to "Toy Story 3" in the Best Animated Feature race at this year's Oscars it will be from DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon." While it was certainly a box office success, the film also won over audiences and critics with the kind of praise that is usually only reserved for films from the Pixar braintrust. One of nicest touches in the film was the hiring of Sigur Rós frontman Jonsi to pen a tune for the film, marking a nice deviation from the standard practice of hiring a pop-star-of-the-movement, though upon further inspection, the move wasn't totally out of left field. Dean DeBlois, co-director of "How to Train Your Dragon," also directed the Sigur Rós tour documentary "Heima" (must watch if you're a fan).

Campaign Begins For Best Original Song Nomination For Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi's 'Sticks & Stones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2010 3:33 AM
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It looks like Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi would like to have an Oscar on his mantle.

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