Xiu Xiu return to the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane to perform the music of Twin Peaks.
For a moment, when technical difficulties intrude, Jamie Stewart’s mask slips. “Sometimes, all you can do is just fucking start over” he offers to the crowd at Melbourne’s electrical-warehouse-come-arty-locale The Substation. It’s only song two of the evening, but Stewart’s missed vocal entrance is easily forgiven – given the scope of the evening, it’s a […]
We know – you’ve been watching the best-of lists crop up on your social media feeds with fists firmly clenched, teeth gnashing, curses rolling off your tongue. “Confound these posers!” you might cry. “Where’s Collapse Board?” Well, here we are, and here I am. (I suspect that Everett didn’t ask me for any pop songs, […]
It’s almost July, kids – you know what that means? Well, over here in the US, Americans take that as a cue to load up on fireworks, booze, and propane for the 4th. But HERE, in the blogosphere of musique critique (not a real French phrase, by the by), we critic types take stock of […]
So. By now you’ve probably seen the one TV performance that us muso-types can’t stop buzzing about. But, in case you’ve tuned out yr social networks lately (we are smack dab in the middle of Lent, after all), here it is. A fair chunk of the discussion ‘round this bouncing black-clad wonder has devolved into […]
By Lawrence English These Things That Made My Ears Alive In 2012
By necessity, these posts have been truncated, abbreviated and generally fucked with. They might well make more sense when viewed within the original context. And they might not. That’s Tumblr for you. Us old ‘uns at WordPress still can’t get our heads round it. The T-shirt is taken from an Everett True saying. [Starts -> -> ->]
A record’s ability to make me feel punched in the chest is a surefire sign that I like it.
Why is that male-fronted bands are more easily notorious for emotionality than any similarly visceral girl-fronted bands?
FORTY FUCKING TRACKS!! THAT’S THREE ENTIRE FUCKING HOURS OF FREE MUSIC?! Xiu Xiu, Tojiko Noriko, Tenniscoats, Leighton Craig, I8U, Glim and the gang.