News has already broken that there are more babies named Khaleesi in this country than there are named Betsy, and anyone who's tried to watch Game of Thrones on HBOGO during its airtime can probably feel the public obsession. Now Sigur Rós is cashing in on the craze, with their cover of “The Rains of Castamere” that will appear on the season four soundtrack.
HBO can often do no wrong and it's not like we were looking for an apology over The National's version “The Rains of Castamere”, but how the hell does Matt Berninger not perform the hell out of a drinking song for soldiers for once in his life? How is it the darkest bar band in the States gets upstaged by this clip of Bronn singing with his men? Well, Sigur Rós just did The National one better by appearing on last night's episode, performing “The Rains of Castamere” not as a saloon song, but as a Westeros folk song of epic foreshadow. We didn't see last night's episode, but if we had to take a wild guess, we'd say the incorporation of the track caused feelings of intense anticipation and conflict build up which will be sustained until the season finale. Shot in the dark, really.
Stream the cover here.
Guess which one is not a member of Sigur Rós: