Sigur Rós have announced they will appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. The band have scored much of the episode, which airs 19 May. The episode will feature a new Sigur Rós track as well as their version of the Simpsons theme song. The band has written and performed more original music for The Simpsons than any other outside band in the show's history.
Simpsons creator Matt Groening said, "I’m a longtime fan of Sigur Rós, and we’re honored to bring their Icelandic, ambient moods to our goofy cartoon show."
The episode, titled The Saga of Carl, finds Homer, Moe, Lenny, and Carl purchasing a winning lottery ticket. After Carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of Iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit. The band’s music scores Homer’s visit to Iceland, marking an unprecedented musical collaboration between the show and a band.