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Xylouris White

The Sisypheans

Drag City


Released: 8th Nov 2019



Released: 8th Nov 2019


The fourth album from Jim White of Dirty Three and George Xylouris leans further towards rock than before, but never loses base with their unique blend of hellenic instrumentation and american rock.

Jim on ‘The Sisypheans’: “As George and I traveled around these last five years, we found ourselves talking about Sisyphus. George had a theory about Sisyphus, condemned to climb that hill with that rock forever. George saw him carrying the rock in different ways, in his left hand, behind his back, pushing it with his head while crawling and noticing each journey the seasons changing, the grass and the insects. The meaning was clear and for George it fit with playing the popular Cretan song ‘Proto Hanoti’ many turns each day for his life and discovering it new each time... I found it fit in with a long held set of thoughts I’d had, that if one concentrated activity and thought enough on one thing it would expand and be a whole world.“

The Sisypheans


  1. Tree Song
  2. Goat Hair Bow
  3. Heart’s Eyes
  4. Telephone Song
  5. Black Sea
  6. Inland
  7. Wedding Song
  8. Ascension