NOWNESS PRESENTS RYAN MCGINLEY’S MUSIC OBSESSIONS AT PITCHFORK FESTIVAL 2010



»Smith Westerns and Girls are two of my favorite bands right now. I first saw Smith Westerns play at this restaurant in a weird little mall in Chinatown, and there were only about five people there. I liked how their hair was always covering their eyes and you could barely see their faces. They were so cute; it was almost like watching a high school band. Smith Westerns went on tour with a band called Girls who I immediately fell in love with, so much so that I sent the singer-songwriter Chris Owens my last photography book along with a fan letter. They covered their entire stage with flowers––I loved that. Their song »Solitude« speaks to me more than any other song I can think of right now. I caught up with both bands at the Pitchfork Festival to document their performances and be a fly on the wall the whole weekend. That’s pretty much my idea of a perfect vacation. And it was.« Ryan McGinley

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