Merzbow and Xiu Xiu announce MERZXIU LP after sending angry sounds to each other via the web

Merzbow and Xiu Xiu announce MERZXIU LP after sending angry sounds to each other via the web

Your preordained perusing at the local record shop in about a month should be a wonderful occasion to cop some awesome limited-edition vinyl, but for the pessimists among us, it’s important that we spend a little time focusing on the possible throngs of humanhood who will have the exact same idea in mind on that particular day. “Fuck, these rows are too narrow, and the dude in this one is wearing an overstuffed backpack while literally stroking the cover art of the Is This It LP. I must purchase and escape. OR, I must express my misanthropic rage through the unilateral wresting of the store’s stereo system!”

The music of choice, as an employee wonders why this individual has just rushed past under the guise that he/she is “filling in for Joe,” is a brand-new collaboration between Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Japanese noise… ahem, legend Merzbow (Masami Akita), naturally dubbed MERZXIU. Akita and Stewart collaborated via e-mail and through translator, which resulted in two lengthy and unsurprisingly intense, pulsating tracks. You can listen to them both below (via The Wire), but know that the music itself is being pressed to record and will be released on… oh, you know when, in an edition of 1000 (with 50 available online, shipping the day after RSD).

Ignore their stares; the patrons just don’t know good music.

• Merzbow: http://merzbow.net
• Xiu Xiu: http://xiuxiu.org
• Kingfisher Bluez: http://kingfisherbluez.com

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