"[we’re doomed for failure because] …We’re too fucked-up for the people who like pretty music, and we’re too pretty for the people who like fucked-up music”
Tim Kinsella (on Joan of Arc)
(Source: The A.V. Club)
I get so frustrated with music sometimes, I guess that’s what happens when you love something so much. I end up hating bands I actually love. To me Tim Kinsella (and comrades) is the perfect example of what music should be. Joan of Arc* is literally the only band I can think of that doesn’t annoy me, it’s shattered and it’s pure. It does what it wants and it is so obtuse and almost anti-music that it stands alone. I know at first this can be frustrating but they’re the most rewarding band I’ve ever listened to. I think sometimes people don’t understand the bands I like because with music, songs can relate to you on such a specific level that very few people get that reaction that you do. It’s the same with other bands it’s such a specific thing that it can only affect a limited amount of people dramatically. The thing with bands like Radiohead and Arcade Fire is that they’re universally beautiful, but as a result they can never reach the level of connection that very specific songs can. In short I love Tim Kinsella’s music intensely, his book is brilliant as well.