It’s amazing to think that this album, which sold pitifully when it was first released, influenced almost everyone who bought it to form a band, so the legend goes. I’m very happy to hear John Cale himself had a hand in preparing this seminal release by The Velvet Underground & Nico. I simply hope the remastering is good.
San Jose, California’s Xiu Xiu were quite a heavy presence in the Los Angeles underground music scene during the early 2000s, and it seems that they’ve maintained their quality, as well as their bleak lyrical content.
I couldn’t resist.
Here’s another track from what, to these ears, is the best band in Ireland today. Girl Band sound something like a violent crashing of The Birthday Party, early Nirvana, with touches of This Heat.
I thank my old friend Mileta of the ever-stunning Serbian-language music blog valtazarzauberquelle, who turned me on to a band whom he perfectly described as a Byzantine psychedelic groove band. It’s as if Popol Vuh stumbled into Orthodoxy instead of Eastern mysticism.
To read Mileta’s review, click here.