Post-Punk Lute

A Melbourne duo making waves in the New York music scene. Esoteric punk drummer Jim White from the punk band Dirty Three combines with Melbourne’s Cretan maesto George Xylouris. Their debut album Goats  is due out in October. Who said multiculturalism doesnt work?

This short film, a première, by the director Jem Cohen (“Museum Hours”), shows a live performance of the song “Psarandonis Syrto,” by the band Xylouris White. The duo is a collaboration between the Cretan lutenist George Xylouris and the post-punk Australian drummer Jim White, of Dirty Three. Their début album, “Goats,” produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, comes out in October, on the Other Music label. Cohen, White, and Picciotto, longtime friends andcollaborators, live in Brooklyn, and on Tuesday evening we met there, in the back garden of a restaurant in Prospect Heights, to talk about the project.

See full review from the New Yorker  here


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