"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]


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


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