E.D. Sedgwick We Wear White on LP
Justin Meyer aka Edie Sedgwick, the Warhol starlet who died of a barbiturate overdose in 1971 – spent much of the last decade schlepping around the globe in a wig and a dress, imparting his/her wisdom on celebrity culture to the masses. Sometimes, he brought a live band. Other nights, he made due with an iPod. But following the release of his third LP, Love Gets Lovelier Every Day, in 2011, Moyer understood that it was time to change that shit up. After all, ten years is a long time, man. Since Edie first stepped to the mic in 1999, four of Moyer's other bands - El Guapo, Supersystem, Antelope and Sprcss - came and went. Entire scenes, genres, and record labels were born and passed from this Earth.
So, Edie became E.D. and the group became Moyer's central musical outlet, rather than a side-project indulged between tours. He recruited a full-time-ish backing band, and consigned his tattered silver frock to the closet. Now, E.D. wears white. Incidentally, We Wear White is also the title of his 2012 album. Recorded by TJ Lipple at Inner Ear and mixed by Trans Am's Phil Manley at his San Francisco HQ, Lucky Cat Recording, We Wear White is a more aggressive, dirtier batch of songs. In fact, the first song is called, "Dirty."
E.D.'s lyrics have drifted away from the pages of People magazine and toward topics relevant to the here and now – retro-fetishism, gentrification, and why it was totally a mistake for you to get that DC flag tattoo. It includes Moyer's first ever song about smoking marijuana (full disclosure: Justin Moyer has never smoked marijuana). Why wear white? Because red means blood. Because blue's no good. Because you get to be born again. It's the color of renewal – and the perfect pigment in which to rendezvous with your preferred higher power. Illustrations and design by Ryan Nelson (Most Secret Method, Soccer Team).