premiere: Born Gold - I Want to Guard Your from Boredom
My boy nymph Cecil Frena - one of the most energetic and creative musicians hustling these days - just sent me this new video he shot “two weeks ago in Alberta. Suburban malaise, friendship, Segway boxing… :)”
Follow and support more of his “No Sorrow Video Series” here, where it reboots on the 22nd of every month. Here are previousentries he did recently.
smallrabbitongreenlawn said: one thing im very glad about with your music is that i was introduced to it early enough that ive been able to follow the evolution of sound from neon graveyard onward and i always find the shifts in style between albums really engaging and fun to witness. i hope to see you continue to produce work long into the future, its exciting to imagine what you might come up with next
wow thanks! i think the sonic evolution of my thing has pretty much mirrored where i’m at psychologically. i know it’s been frustrating for people who want a band to be one thing or have a unitary aesthetic identity or whatever. but i’m not really convinced i’ve had a choice.
i continued to make music through really bleak periods psychologically, when the correct “business decision” might have been to actually just stop. i have no regrets. the most i could have done is not put those records out - they were going to be made no matter what
that being said, when i listen to the stuff i am making now, for the first time i am starting to hear echoes of my past in it, which might signify the slow onset of a particular kind of health: self-acceptance. wish me luck + may change be kind to you
I Want to Guard You From Boredom no sorrow 03 /// HOV-015 // September 22nd
puberty came late to me and so did everything else drifting between underdog and also-ran but as for you, you came to me in a crescendo of silence on a filthy strip of sidewalk where day settled like a scab
you ordered extra avocado: of course i wanna know your shadow i slid the blade across the table: “you be cain and i’ll be abel”
i want to guard you from boredom
on venice we pass thin old men in leather playing chess “i’m addicted to epiphany”, you warily confess when you leave me you’ll be sensible as matching kitchenware i suppose the song is writing me but it’s taking fucking years
you taught yourself to play piano: of course i want to know your shadow i slid the blade across the table: “you be cain and i’ll be abel”
this is maybe the coolest pixies cover i’ve ever heard; completely inhabits + then swiftly repurposes the surrealism of the original with lasersighted intent. the problem with covers is that they rarely feel necessary - but this might as well be tagaq’s song. shame on me for needing the polaris prize to lead me to animism, but thank goodness more people are going to hear it now. check out her devastating performance at 3:22:00, and read more about it here