FKA twigs, interviewed by Pitchfork (see

I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I’ve had to learn about EQ frequencies, and programming, and space, and clutter, and how to be a better piano or bass player, everything. You can have big aspirations, but then you realize your skill level or your insecurities are holding you back. So you start to hate yourself, because it’s so frustrating!

twigs is giving many interviews lately to support the build up for her album. I find her a true inspiration: sure, she is exceptionally talented, but she also works hard and follows her vision, which probably wasn’t nearly as easy as it looks low in hindsight.


I’ve posted videos before from DENA and each somehow defied my expectations. What is she actually doing there? Is this hip hop or dance music or pop? No idea, but I like more with every video she releases.

Video number three of the upcoming Unflesh album brings Gazelle Twin into a car wash, which she turns into some horrifying machinery. That reminds me that as a kid I found those rotating brushes so scary.


Birthdays (20th July 2014)

  • Tobi Vail (45)
  • Marcia Hines (61)
  • Kim Carnes (69)

Many Happy Returns!

Bette Davis Eyes is one of the songs that are etched in my brain forever.

Over the roofs of #Greenpoint, #Brooklyn

Over the roofs of #Greenpoint, #Brooklyn


Grimes @ TIME Festival. 
Fort York, Toronto July 19
Photos by Sarah Rix for

(via grimes-claireboucher)

Realla Feat. Anderson Paak

New music from Tokimonsta is coming.

twigs directed this video for the Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$ (and make me break my rule to ignore any artist who uses the dollar sign in their name) and stars in it too. In fact it’s a twigs-y as it can get: it shows her getting ready for the night, which, unsurprisingly, involves a snake.

They are playing Captain Sensible Wot and Malcolm McLaren Buffalo Gals at Union Pool. Rap rocked in the early 80s.


Interview with Zola Jesus in The Fader:

Because it’s so different, I wanted to get it out of the way. “Dangerous Days” is actually an older song; I wrote it as a demo in 2011 for Conatus and it didn’t make the album because I thought it was too poppy. I was encouraged to finish it, and I was like, “No it’s so poppy I’m scared,” and then I just embraced it. I embraced what I’m good at which is writing pop songs. When I was done with it, I was proud of it because I didn’t feel the need to destroy it. So often when I write pop songs, I’m so ashamed of them that I need to cover cover them in noise or distortion. I like the fear that that “Dangerous Days” gives me.

Although I don’t dislike Dangerous Days it feels a little too much in the pop-side to me. I’m relieved that Zola Jesus sees it the same way.


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