What went through Jonathan Meiburg’s head when, in 2008, he formally left critical darlings Okkervil River? I’d be willing to wager either a sense of duty or a feeling of dread; a now or never sort of thing that only he could truly understand. Sure, his band Shearwater was gaining fans every day. Signing a contract with indie giants Matador couldn’t hurt either, but it couldn’t have been easy.
Thank GOD This Blue Water White Death Video is as Depressing as I Figured it Would Be.
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 […]