Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dying Yellow Swans?

In their announcement of the new Yellow Swans/Ex-Cocaine split LP, the Not Not Fun crew had this to say: On the B, Yellow Swans channel a supreme slice of psychedelic eulogy that cuts twice as deep with the knowledge that after many a summer (they birthed in 2002-ish) dies the Swan. Pete and Gabe’s DYS saga has spanned the decade and their impending non-existence will be lamented all over the world, so the more 11th hour record books they want to stencil with their electric synergies, the better for all of us.

A quick jaunt over to the Swans' Myspace shows they're playing shows at least through June, so who knows when the final nail in the coffin will be nailed into the coffin. If in fact there is a coffin. Which there seems to be. Anyway, I will definitely miss this duo, but I'm sure Pete and Gabe's names will continue to float around in the potent stew that is west coast experimental music.

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