Jamie Stewart, frontman of experimental group Xiu Xiu, called in to the WRGW studios to talk about the new album “Always” ahead of their North American Tour, which kicks off tonight in Raleigh, N.C. Xiu Xiu plays D.C. tomorrow night, May 2, at the Rock and Roll Hotel with Dirty Beaches and Father Murphy. Doors are at 8, tickets $15.
WRGW: So you’re starting your tour off tonight in Raleigh, and you guys just recently released at midnight your music video for “Honeysuckle.” Do you want to talk about the music video, what you guys were going for with that?
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A few weeks ago I got the chance to talk about what WRGW has been playing lately with All Songs Considered intern Dan Raby and NPR Music intern Jenna Strucko. They started their show off by picking one song each that they had discovered recently. I then got a chance to discuss my own picks with them and they finished the show by discussing a couple more songs.
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Last Friday I was lucky enough to speak with singer/guitarist Jonathan Clancy of A Classic Education before their sold out show with Cloud Nothings. We spoke about Italy’s music scene, the appeal of an LP’s cover art, and some possible upcoming projects, among other things. Check it out below.
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“Balance” off Future Islands’ new album On the Water
“This is a song about me today singing about myself seven years ago,” said Future Islands vocalist Sam Herring, introducing their song “Balance” at the Black Cat Tuesday night.
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It was the just past midnight during the late show at the 9:30 Club on Saturday night. Doorly was groovin’ from a small booth beside the main act’s battle-station, and from the balcony I could see the people on the main floor bouncing in unison as the venue neared capacity. I stepped into a seemingly large, although empty, back room with seasoned English DJ and producer, Rusko. He locked the door with one hand, simultaneously placing his drink on the counter behind him, and we began to talk.
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