William Bowers Pens the Best Xiu Xiu Think Piece Ever


Though he’s not graced our virtual pages in quite some time, rest assured the inimitable William Bowers is still at it: Specifically, he’s at a stupendous 2,464-word treatise on Xiu Xiu for Pitchfork that you ought read immediately. Longtime fans of his oeuvre (some of it scattered amid myriad MP3s) will luxuriate in lines like “What was the dark secret of my friend’s wife who could cradle her child, flanked by portraits of Jesus, while describing to me how she watched a parasite exit a comatose Vietnam veteran’s penis earlier that day?” The ending is a killer.