A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, a ruggedly visionary duo with Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. For their debut album, 2014’s Goats, Xylouris White compares themselves to titular animals that wander fearlessly through rough-hewn terrain. Two years later, they show how far their horizons can reach with 2016’s expansive album Black Peak, which they named after a mountaintop in Crete. In 2018 they will release their third project, Mother, named to denote “new life”. As Xylouris puts it, “Mother is the extension of Goats and Black Peak. Three things, all part of a whole. Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on Amaltheia’s milk, Black Peak is Mother Earth… Mother Earth is the mother of everything.”
Xylouris is a scion of one of Greece’s most revered musical families. His father, Psarantonis, is a legendary singer and lyra player. Jim White, meanwhile, has commanded international attention for more than two decades as part of Australia’s Dirty Three. Now New York-based, White has often been called on to collaborate with numerous alt-A-listers (including: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, PJ Harvey, Cat Power and Smog), where he redeploys the rolling momentum of free-jazz to variously supple, sensitive and seismic ends. Most recently he performed with Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett on their acclaimed album “Lotta Sea Lice”. Xylouris and Jim met in Australia in the mid ‘90s, but it wasn’t until 2013 that the two formed a duo after playing together at a Nick Cave-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.
ABOUT DAVID JACOBER
Bio: David Jacober is a Baltimore based, multi-instrumentalist, composer/song writer making neo-exotica pop and instrumental music. You may now him as the drummer from Dope Body, Scroll Downers, Holy Ghost Party or sometimes backing Dan Deacon. Utilizing his extensive background as a percussionist and focusing on drums and mallet-based compositions he works to induce a euphoric, other worldly and sometimes eerie feeling in his live performances.
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