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.
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 […]