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Xiu Xiu

About

Xiu Xiu () is an American experimental band, formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart in San Jose, California. Currently, the line-up consists of Stewart (the only constant member since formation) and Angela Seo. The band's name comes from the film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, which has influenced the sound of their music, according to Stewart.

Xiu Xiu released their first two albums, Knife Play (2002) and A Promise (2003) on 5 Rue Christine to positive critical reception. In-between the two, the EP Chapel of the Chimes was released via Absolutely Kosher. The compilation album Fag Patrol was released shortly after, and their third studio album Fabulous Muscles was released in 2004. La Forêt was released in 2005 after Caralee McElroy joined the group, and The Air Force followed in 2006. 2008's Women as Lovers was released via the main Kill Rock Stars label in 2008, and McElroy departed the group shortly afterwards.

Dear God, I Hate Myself was released in 2010 and was the first Xiu Xiu album to feature longtime member Angela Seo. Following a signing to Polyvinyl and Bella Union, Xiu Xiu released Always (2012) and Angel Guts: Red Classroom (2014). In between those two projects, the group released a Nina Simone tribute project, Nina, in late 2013 via Graveface Records.

Plays the Music of Twin Peaks (2016) followed, an album consisting of covers from the Twin Peaks soundtracks originally as a Record Store Day exclusive release but re-released by Polyvinyl later that year. Forget (2017) and Girl with Basket of Fruit (2019) were released afterwards, and Xiu Xiu released their latest and twelfth album Oh No in 2021. Xiu Xiu has confirmed their thirteenth studio album has been sent off to mixing and mastering via their Instagram profile.

Articles

October 12, 2021

Danny Elfman Teams With Xiu Xiu for Delightfully Industrial Remix of ‘Serious Ground’

“They have a fresh, progressive sound that I thought would make for a great collaboration," Elfman said

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August 19, 2021

Xiu Xiu Cover Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’s “A Real Indication”: Listen

Angelo Badalamenti made the original track for David Lynch’s 1992 film

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March 28, 2021

Sharon Van Etten makes a cameo in Xiu Xiu’s new ‘Sad Mezcalita’ video

The video, directed by Angela Seo, is a "tribute to the loss, crime, bleakness, dreams, and tensions" The post Sharon Van Etten makes a cameo in Xiu Xiu’s new ‘Sad Mezcalita’ video appeared first on NME.

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March 7, 2021

Xiu Xiu release music video for single ‘Rumpus Room’

The latest track from forthcoming duets album 'OH NO' The post Xiu Xiu release music video for single ‘Rumpus Room’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Enemy Remixed

January 19, 2022

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Serious Ground (Xiu Xiu Remix)

October 12, 2021

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Rich and Beautiful (Xiu Xiu Remix)

September 30, 2021

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A Real Indication

August 19, 2021

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Dear God I Hate Myself (Deluxe Reissue)

July 30, 2021

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Killing Distance

May 13, 2021

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OH NO

March 26, 2021

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Faces (Xiu Xiu Remix)

February 15, 2021

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Marathon Man (Xiu Xiu Remix)

January 21, 2021

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Pandroginia (Xiu Xiu Remix)

November 27, 2020

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New York in the Rain (Xiu Xiu Remix)

May 1, 2020

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Yellow Candle

October 25, 2019

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Girl with Basket of Fruit

February 8, 2019

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Xiu Xiu / (r)

December 8, 2017

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FORGET

February 24, 2017

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Wondering

November 15, 2016

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Jenny Gogo

November 15, 2016

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Forget

November 15, 2016

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Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

May 20, 2016

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MERZXIU

April 18, 2015

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Stupid in the Dark Remixes - EP

October 24, 2014

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Unclouded Sky

June 13, 2014

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Angel Guts: Red Classroom

February 4, 2014

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Quagga / Thylacine

January 22, 2013

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Nina

December 3, 2012

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Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches

July 17, 2012

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The Green Corridor Series #02

March 17, 2012

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Always

February 28, 2012

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Remixes

January 1, 2012

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Daphny

September 5, 2011

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Almost Xiu Xiu, Almost Deerhoof

April 11, 2011

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This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy) - Single

February 2, 2010

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Gray Death - Single

January 26, 2010

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Dear God, I Hate Myself - Single

January 19, 2010

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Hated for Loving / Handsome Devil

November 16, 2009

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Women As Lovers

May 1, 2009

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Women as Lovers

February 29, 2008

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Creepshow

January 30, 2007

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Split

January 2, 2007

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Remixed & Covered

January 1, 2007

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Fag Patrol

July 18, 2006

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Tu Mi Piaci

July 4, 2006

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The Air Force

January 1, 2006

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Le Foret

January 1, 2005

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Fleshettes

November 18, 2004

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Fabulous Muscles

January 1, 2004

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A Promise

January 1, 2003

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Knife Play

January 1, 2002

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