this friday our guest contributor is jamie stewart from xiu xiu. i’ve been a fan of the group since 2004’s fabulous muscles, which in my opinion remains unrivaled in emotional intensity with a perfect balance of pop experimentation. so it’s a great honor to have jamie share with us a little about his nico obsession during his recent european tour:
i have a nico button on my guitar strap and her excess eyeliner has been burning the dirge “janitor of lunacy” into my waking ears as of late, at least 20 times in the last week. until yesterday we have been on tour in scandinavia, russia, poland, austria, germany and czech. these grey locations held hands with her harmonium perfectly.