Windy Weber of Windy and Carl, on the duo’s decision, as noted, to withdraw from live performances. Also a strong meditation on age, the business, economics and much more. Anyone interested in the ‘future of music’ should give it a read — it’s one person’s perspective and experiences, but it’s a lot to consider and digest. (via nedraggett)
Boy this piece is really wonderful, a sober look at a life in independent music over the last 15 years. Windy & Carl have been and continue to be an important band for me. Also, they are one of the first bands that Pitchfork turned me onto. There was a short review of Depths on the site, not sure if I was even writing for them then, and I read it and it seemed like something I’d like and then I bought it and I loved it. That made my top 10 that year and I went about finding the rest of their music. I also return to Antartica with some regularity. Julie made an amazing performance piece a decade ago that opened with dancers squat-walking on a dark stage, heading toward a spotlight, looking at the world through binoculars, and a drone from Depths was the soundtrack. Anyway, you should read Windy’s entire post here.