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Our Icelandic queen, Björk, is back at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC for her very own retrospective! I had the opportunity to check it out the other day, and honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I was handed an audio guide with headphones and there was a vibrant buzz around the MoMA as I followed the bright pink wall toward the Björk Songlist exhibit. After a brief introduction, I stepped into the first space of the exhibit and was delighted by the sounds of Bjork's music. Read More
This guest post was written by Sarah C. Jones. BJÖRK Vulnicura(Polydor Records) Fans of Björk know that the only thing predictable about her work is constant change. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist’s last album, 2011’s Biophilia, was a conceptual (and somewhat bloodless) multimedia project, but Vulnicura is a deeply intimate chronicle of heartbreak. Written in real time, these nine tracks detail an excruciating break-up with her longtime partner. Read More
We know the weather is still cold where most of you are - unless you're that one lucky reader hailing from Perfect Temperature, U.S.A. However, we've already got our minds wandering to the warmer months. In the recent weeks Junkies has released new information about some head-banging, booty shaking music festivals we think you're going to want to hear about:  Shaky Knees Music Fest: Atlanta, Georgia  Taking place May 8-10, Shaky Knees will be rocking Atlanta's Central Park. Read More
Great news! Yesterday Björk announced that her new album, Vulnicura, is coming to music lovers in March. She spilled the beans with this handwritten note on Twitter:   The Icelandic sensation worked with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak to record and produce the totally new track list, which includes titles such as “Stonemilker,” “History of Touches,” and “Mouth Mantra.” From the look of the song titles, Björk is still full of all the delightful Bjork-y-ness that made us fall for her in the first place. Read More
Biophilia Live, a new documentary from Jacqui Edenbrow and Gloria Films, is bringing Björk's eighth studio album (and its accompanying multimedia suite of apps and art) to the big screen.  Biophilia, which integrated music and science to produce an artistic and educational simulation of reality, involved collaborations between artists, designers, and techies. Through mobile apps, users could enter the digital world of Biophilia and alter it. Building An iPad App For Bjork | Scott Snibbe from The Creators Project on Vimeo. Read More
Next March, no other than the world’s favorite Icelandic singer/film star/artist/Renaissance woman will be featured in a full-scale retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Read More
  Bjork dorks (...it'll catch on)! The Scandinavian songstress has created a documentary montaging the most important live performances from her Biophilia tour. Biophilia, released in October 2011, is Bjork's eighth studio album — and as with most things the lady's put her hands on, it's pretty exciting.  The film was directed by old hats Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, and it will premiere April 26th at New York’s annual Tribeca Film Festival. Read More
Love letters: what could possibly be more fun and wonderful to send or receive?! They are truly one of the world’s most romantic gestures of all time. There is simply nothing like taking the time to appreciate your love interest by allowing your heart to flow through your fingertips when you connect pen to paper. It doesn’t have to matter if it’s the tingly bubble-gum butterflies or the deeply rooted unconditional devotion that we feel towards our partner, sending them our mushy words is meaningful. Read More
We can never get enough of the Queen of All Things Cray. You might think you've seen it all, but this gem is too good not to share. This 1982 footage stars a blushed up teenaged Björk flaunting her soprano voice and fun stage presence in one of her first bands ever. Electro-dance-punk group Tappi Tíkarrass has the Icelandic legend sportin' a super cute dress and her signature high-energy performance. Plus there's a pretty sick guitar solo around 1:35. Check out their live version of "Hrollur" below. Because the best kind of video is a quirky video. Read More
Björk has taken to Kickstarter in an effort to give more kids access to her award-winning suite of musicology apps. The Biophilia apps were originally developed as part of her multimedia album of the same name. Named one of 2011’s Best Apps by Apple, the Biophilia programs offer instruction in science and music, and have already been used by children around the world.  Kids at a Biophilia workshop in Oslo According to the artist, there is a great deal of interest in the apps from low-income school districts and households. Read More