My absolute favorite album in an unspeakable number of years is (no secret), Xiu Xiu's "Angel Guts: Red Classroom". From the first time I heard this record I fell in love with it...and that interest and that respect has only grown since its release. I come back and listen to it a LOT, and it's failing to tire out. I'm not reviewing it here, but it's tortuously odd, wonderfully crafted, and painfully depressing / soul-searching twist of violence and sexual storytelling...with great balance of synth+drum+melody vs. subtle-yet-effective dissonant/atonal/noise experimentations.
The [official] videos in support of the album are top notch. Brilliant and fitting and supporting works.
The purpose of this post is to consolidate the tracklisting of the supporting videos. I haven't seen this consolidated list anywhere else, so I thought I'd put it together. Please be forewarned, there is some very extreme content mixed in here that should be considered NSFW and certainly not for children.
- Angel Guts:
- Archie's Fades
- Stupid in the Dark
- Lawrence Liquors #1, Lawrence Liquors #2
- Black Dick
- New Life Immigration
- EL Naco
- Adult Friends (no video, yet?)
- The Silver Platter
- Bitter Melon
- A Knife in the Sun
- Cinthya's Unisex
- Botanica de Los Angeles
- :Red Classroom
edit 9/20/2014: Added Cijnthya's Unisex official video