Xiu Xiu is streaming their new album FORGET. The album is out this Friday February 24 through Polyvinyl. It features guest spots from minimalist…Read More
Xiu Xiu was born on a dance floor, arriving alone at the club and going home alone from the club.
That night the first Xiu Xiu song, Jennifer Lopez, was recorded. Its line, “is it tough to watch, Friday after Friday!?,” began what Xiu Xiu was going to try to say. The songs would always be about specific events in the personal lives of the band, the people close to them, and about the social and economic politics that effect and deform subjugated life from everywhere in this wobbling, wreck of a solar system.
Over the course of 15 7″s, five EPs, six collaboration albums and eight full lengths Xiu Xiu has never shied away from any topic that is honest and meaningful to them. Their songs are about gender dysphoria, suicide, loneliness, going insane, child soldiers, the tsunami in Indonesia, hideous sex, the Sanrio character Pandapple, abortion politics, incest, cats, queer life, being raped by the police and the individual responsibility of U.S. military personnel for the families they murder. Somehow within all of this, cuteness attempts to find a way to embrace death and horrible emotion.
The music is drawn from British post punk and synth pop, modern Western classical, noise and experimental musics, Asian percussion musics, American folk, torch singers, house, techno, 1950s rock n roll and this second’s top 40.
Starting in isolation in San Jose, California in 2002, Xiu Xiu has relentlessly toured all over the world since. San Jose is a rotten place to be, so relentless touring was a way to get AWAY!
There have been a total of seven line-ups, all led by Jamie Stewart.
Xiu Xiu has shared a new for “Get Up”, the third single from the trio’s forthcoming full-length album FORGET, set for release on February…Read More
Xiu Xiu have shared a new animated video for “Jenny GoGo,” a new song from the band’s upcoming 11th album, FORGET, set for release…Read More
Experimental pop auteurs Xiu Xiu recently announced the release of ‘Forget’, the group’s 11th album of original songs, coming out February 24th on Polyvinyl…Read More
Polyvinyl Record Co. is proud to announce its 20th anniversary. The label, which is headquartered in Champaign, IL, has a diverse catalog of 300+…Read More
Formed in late 2013, White Royal is a blissful cinematic pop band from Leeds, England made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Hobson, Thomas Balmforth (electronics) and percussionist Jonty Brown. Following a round of shows throughout the UK earlier this year, including performances with Glass Animals and Xiu Xiu:Read More
oday, Xiu Xiu have released their newest video off their latest record, Angel Guts: Red Classroom. Set to album track “Cynthia’s Unisex,” the video is a dark exploration of children’s art, directed by Florent Texier. The video can be watched in full below. The video release coincides with a series of New York events Xiu Xiu is set to kick off later this month. Starting on September 27th and continuing through October 18th:Read More
Earlier this month, Xiu Xiu released their latest record, Angel Guts: Red Classroom on Polyvinyl. Inspired by an erotic Japanese horror film by the same, Angel Guts: Red Classroom now is getting it’s own horror movie treatment with the video for “El Naco.” Directed by John Clark,Read More
“I am disappointed and very sorry to say that Xiu Xiu will have to postpone our upcoming tour. I have been having increasing trouble with my throat for years, and this week my doctor advised me not to sing for at least two months or risk losing it,Read More
Today, Xiu Xiu releases their newest record, Angel Guts: Red Classroom on Polyvinyl. To coincide with the release, Xiu Xiu is debuting the video for the album’s first single, Stupid in the Dark.” Directed by Amir Shoucri,Read More
Xiu Xiu returns with their darkest and most tortured release yet. As always, Jamie Stewart heads the group, this time taking listeners down a mineshaft of agony and despair with 14 challenging songs. Originally formed in the early 2000’s,Read More
When Chris Garneau started working on Winter Games five years ago, he had a simple premise in mind: exploring the frostbitten season through secondhand story lines. Not long-forgotten memories of merriment and myrrh so much,Read More