Thursday, April 30, 2009

Frogger

In stead of worrying about swine-flu and the economy lets enjoy the day and take some time to play frogger again

http://www.freefrogger.org/welcome.html

Fluffy Soft

THIS WEEKEND IN CHINA



except jamie stewart/xiu xiu can't make it so it's just deerhoof and panther...

office listening post


we've listened to this album every day for the last 3 days in the cat side of the office

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

tomorrow at tiga


playing some records that i love for you all. i think it's going to be sunny tomorrow too!

debate on sexual abuse

i was given a note at a recent solo show decrying me for not engaging people in a discussion about sexual abuse during shows or warning people that there would be songs about sexual abuse during xiu xiu shows. that it could be traumatic for people who had dealt with this issue.

the note, which i somehow lost and even though i took a photo of it to post some how lost the photo too? (WTF!!!!!!!), was written in terms of "us" which i took to mean people who had suffered from abuse. if i read it correctly, it implied that i did not have the right to talk about it; that i am not part of this "us." although i would love not to be, i am.

the person who gave me the note asked me, before i could read it, if i wanted talk to him about this as yet unread note. which i said i would of course but then i could not find him upon then reading it. (so many holes in this, sorry)

i have no idea how to feel about this. part of me wants to say fuck you fucking arrogant wounded dumb shit, part of me wonders if i have not been clear about the purpose of being blunt about awful things, part of me thinks for sure i do not feel responsible for leading a discussion group during a show, part of me want to do anything i can to be the right person for people who have gone through this but how?

what do you think?

if you have any thoughts about this please write me at willitburn@hotmail.com
i will post every response so if you do not want to be posted do not write.
but i will not print any names or emails, of course, unless asked to.
none of the emails will be replied to, only posted.

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
jamie from xiu xiu

Que-tong turns four!

deerhoof "numina" video

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

is "lo fi" the new "the smell"?

discuss in comment section.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Xiu Xiu on Benefit compilation

Exclusive Tracks from Dan Deacon, Mount Eerie, Xiu Xiu, WHY?, Jim O'Rourke on Darfur Compilation

Starting today, online magazine Tiny Mix Tapes (http://tinymixtapes.com) is selling a CD/LP benefit compilation exclusively through its website (http://www.tinymixtapes.com/FOR-SALE-Tiny-Mix-Tapes-Vol-1). Titled Tiny Mix Tapes Vol. 1: Darfur, the 11-track compilation features *exclusive* tracks either recorded specifically for the comp and/or have not been released elsewhere. 100% of the profits will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (http://www.theirc.org), an "independent, impartial, and secular aid organization," who are currently aiding Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad, southern Sudan, and the Central African Republic.

The LP version comes on heavyweight vinyl, housed in a beautiful jacket designed by artist Keith Kawaii (http://keithkawaii.com), while the unique CD jacket was lovingly crafted by Stumptown Printers (http://stumptownprinters.com), an environmentally responsible Portland-based print shop. The comp was mastered by Carl Saff (http://saffmastering.com).

Tiny Mix Tapes Vol. 1: Darfur tracklist:

01. Jim O’Rourke - "Seven Stars"
02. Balroynigress - "Dress the Ship in Black"
03. WHY? - "Eskimo Snow (sock hop version)"
04. Frog Eyes - "Bushels (acoustic version)"
05. Burning Star Core - "Incurable Beauty of the Master’s Demise"
06. Xiu Xiu - "Farther On (Traditional)"
07. Mount Eerie - "Calf In Pasture"
08. Wooden Wand - "No Stranger"
09. The Flying Luttenbachers with Henry Kaiser - "Trapped in Ice"
10. nmperign - "Remote Sensing"
11. Dan Deacon - "I Have So Much to Donald"

You can purchase the comp here:
http://www.tinymixtapes.com/FOR-SALE-Tiny-Mix-Tapes-Vol-1

Visit the International Rescue Committee here:
http://www.theirc.org

Read more about the Darfur situation at the following resources:
http://www.theirc.org/special-report/darfur-growing-violence.html
http://www.theirc.org/where/the_irc_in_sudan.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Panther on Russian TV

RECORD STORE DAY

what did people buy?

i got a bunch of records in the mail this week, so i stayed home and gardened. GARDEN STORE DAY.
will post pics soon (of the records, not the garden.)

not to be saying CONSUME CONSUME or anything... i just like knowing what records people are jamming to

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY!!

New Thao video from her side of the Record Store Day split 7" w/ The Thermals:

Friday, April 17, 2009

fennec fox gets mad at a cat

nuts youtube video... these little guys must be popular as pets in japan, because there are lots of videos of them.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Viva la Record Store.

here’s a sneak peak of how we will celebrate with you in mail order freak world:

-15 record store day thao/thermals split 7”s
-new stereo total 7”
-new distro items/restocks
-new xiu xiu t shirt
-2 new krs t shirts
-new thermals packs
-spring sale
- old school krs t shirts on sale for $10
-compilations on sale for $7.00

FREE POSTAGE on ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS for 24 HOURS

free compilation with every order!!!

Birthday

happy birthday portia



remember when we ate this cake earlier today? fucking memories....

Comet Gain

They seriously need to come to the West Coast next time:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cat Herding!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

bummer of the day

i brought a turntable and a bunch of records to the office today and found out that for some reason we need to get a preamp if we are going to use the turntable w/ the receiver we have here... so weird. not that way on the two receivers at home. the other record player here either needs a new tone arm or needle or something... i brought some good records too! guess i'll have to bring them back home...


Click here CLick heRE

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

HAPPY RECORD RELEASE DAY!!!!!!

We love these guys

bloopers from the krs office

we just got 30 cats and they're going nuts in the office.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Great Video to Start the Day!



The Clean - "Anything Could Happen" (1982)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Amazing

jamie stewart of xiu xiu solo dates













2 - Greenville, NC @ The Spazzatorium - Jamie Stewart solo show

3 - Norfolk, VA @ The Boot - Jamie Stewart solo show

4 - Richmond, VA @ The Triple - Jamie Stewart solo show
5 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - Jamie Stewart solo show - two shows 7:00pm and 9:15pm

6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Monkey Town - Jamie Stewart solo show - two shows 7:30pm + 10:30pm
7 - Durham, NH @ The Strafford Room - Jamie Stewart solo show
10 - Chicago, IL @ Ronny's Bar - Jamie Stewart solo show
11 - Grinnell, IA @ Gardener Lounge - Grinnell College - Jamie Stewart solo show
14 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project - Jamie Stewart solo show

15 - Portland, OR @ Backspace - Jamie Stewart solo show

17 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord - Jamie Stewart solo show

18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Curio - Jamie Stewart solo show

19 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture - Jamie Stewart solo show

21 - Austin, TX @ Salvage Vanguard Theater - Jamie Stewart solo show
24 - St Augustine, FL @ Cafe Eleven - Jamie Stewart solo show
25 - Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot - Jamie Stewart solo show

kittens at lunch (the movie).

This made my day since its "Sooo beautiful" outside

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7976207.stm