Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan are this week’s guests on The FADER Interview podcast. Last month, they joined Raphael Helfand for a wide-ranging discussion of Silver Haze, their debut studio LP as SQÜRL, nine years in the making. It’s out this Friday (May 5) via Sacred Bones Records.
While on the topic of “End of the World,” an as-yet-unreleased track from the forthcoming project, the conversation turned naturally to apocalyptic art in general, with Jarmusch discussing some of his favorite end-times visionaries across form.
“J.G. Ballard is one of the most important for me because I’ve read him all my life and I consider him a kind of prophetic predictor of things in a very beautiful way,” Jarmusch said. But there’s a whole history of apocalyptic cinema for sure. And there are other prophetic writers like William Burrows in a different way. In terms of movies, it would be way too hard to start listing.”
Listen to the full episode embedded below, via this link, or wherever you get your podcasts.