Sigur R¾s is an Icelandic post-rock band with classical and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound, and frontman J¾nsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and use of bowed guitar. In January 2010, the band announced that they will be on hiatus. It was announced that the band will tour in 2012 and that they are also working on a new album. The name "Sigur R¾s" is Icelandic for "Victory Rose". The band was named after J¾nsi's newborn sister, Sigurr¾s.