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Erik Gonzalez's best o' 2008

It has now been 2.5 years since I moved out of Seattle for the Golden State. I've slowly drifted out of the NW music culture, so sometimes I wonder if I know what to say on TIG these days. Combine that with the fact that I was so distracted from music for a lot of […]

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Women as Lovers

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Xiu Xiu is like modern art in musical form: Either you think you get it and love it or you’re baffled by what anyone sees in it. Both sides are utterly convinced of the idiocy of the other side, why they can/can’t see the genius/garbage of Xiu Xiu, but you can be sure that neither […]

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New Xiu Xiu when 2008 rolls in

As some of you may be aware, I am a big fan of Xiu Xiu. There's just something that clicks when I listen to the crazed and paranoia music of Jamie Stewart. Well, Xiu Xiu will be releasing their new album, Women as Lovers, on January 29, 2008. Sounds like another real sunny album with […]

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CMJ initial line-up announced; Betsy finally gets her festival excitement

You West Coasters get all the fun. That is, until autumn comes around and the CMJ Music Marathon takes place in NYC, assuring me a week of sleep deprivation and rock exhiliration. Below is the preliminary list, which probably only accounts for about 10% of the total number of bands that will be playing. Not […]

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"Muppet Face" by Xiu Xiu

Ah, nothing like 2 days of quality use of a laser to clear one’s head. Of course, it doesn’t explain the pair of odd dreams I had last night. The first was obviously a rip-off of 28 Days Later (like how I accuse my brain of ripping off ideas?) where very quick and agile zombie […]

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La Foret

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Rarely do you find the phrases "heart-felt vocals and lyrics" with "experimental electronic" when you're outside of Björk's hideaway. It's a dangerous world, as you can easily frighten people with sonic adventures even before you get to the gut-wrenching lyrics about death, pain and the general misery of life. Yet, this is where we find […]

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