video release :: dollboy

alias pail's first music video is officially out for viewing. directed by jim turner and camy lee, the video is for "dollboy," an unabashful, joyful twee alias pail rendition of my pal foot foot's original. warning! total tweeness. as twee as alias pail will ever be, i promise. "dollboy" is on the upcoming split cd release by alias pail and my pal foot foot, called "my pail split split."

of course i want to thank camy and jim's hard hard work. making this video was harder then i ever thought, and i'm happy it's finally completed and ready to share. of course thanks to my friends who showed up to be my imaginary band: julianna, andrew, and anthony. [at the time i had no real members]

:: watch video ::

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performance :: ches smith and xiu xiu

a chilly night in greenpoint, in the most unique location for a show, a lutheran church. set up by todd p, i've been missing the shows set up there, but was happy to finally check one out. it was a great hall to experience a stripped down set of xiu xiu songs by jamie stewart and ches smith. ches opened the night will a solo drum performance. his jazzy avant garde instrumentation of the drums is a great live spectacle to witness, and the natural hall reverb from the church was a great sound setting. he's a true artist. the walls lined with candles, low lit green lights on stage, and the audience just shadowy movements sitting indian style on the floor.

a very respectful and pensive audience for xiu xiu and ches smith.
the concert was a release party for david horvitz's polaroid book. jamie's songs were beautiful, sailing from whispers and empty space guitar to yells, in the classic xiu xiu dramatic style. the dark church hall added to the eerieness and wonderful emotional experience of his songs.

listen to ches smith set

:: first song
:: second song
:: third song

listen to xiu xiu set
:: clover
:: master of bump
:: the fox and the rabbit
:: f.t.w.
:: don diasco
:: brooklyn dodgers
:: helsabot /you have killed me [morrissey cover]
:: clown town