There are two ways to look at Jamie Stewart’s songs: 1. You take them at face value. You listen to one or two songs and say to yourself that his lyrics are too bleak or his music is too depressing. 2. You realize that at it’s core, music isn’t always a happy experience, and that Stewart’s lyrics are complex and brilliant. I listen to Xiu Xiu and align myself with the number two folks. With each and every album, I’m […]
Seriously, if this collaboration between Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg wasn’t going to be the most depressing fucking thing ever, well then I don’t know what I would do. Jamie Stewart lays it down as to what’s in the video: Looking out of the window of a car while on a one-month drive through the most beautiful and bleak parts of the U.S.A. and Canada while infected with swine flu. Close up shots of computer screens while […]
Bites: Cassette From My Ex, Sartre and The Slugger, Sontag’s Opinions, Jamie Stewart Tells a Story, and More
Boston Globe talks to Jason Bitner of Found Magazine and Cassette From My Ex. Mark McGwire and Sartre. New York Tyrant passes a note through HTMLGiant. Deckfight is reading Faulkner. Susan Sontag and her opinions. Roky Erickson + Will Sheff =’s mind blown Blonde Redhead + Dungeons & Dragons is also pretty cool. Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu tells a story. Find us on Twitter and Facebook for more news.
On August 8th,Heartworm Press will be presenting a night that showcases music and spoken pieces from a group of artists connected to the Philadelphia-based indie press at Santos Party House. The lineup in pretty impressive to say the least, and includes a live set by Cold Cave, whose upcoming record, Love Comes Close, will end up being on a few “best of” lists at the end of 2009. Speaking (among others) will be underground noise legend Gensis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle/Psychic […]