Xiu Xiu Gets Remixed and Covered, Tours
- Words: Fred Miketa
Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart doesn’t exactly create ordinary indie rock. Instead, he crafts introspective musical blasts that can, at any moment, shift from completely danceable to being worthy of a pity-party. Xiu Xiu’s newest offering Xiu Xiu Remixed and Covered is right on par with those sensibilities, custom-made for the weirdly sensitive man in us all.
Remixed isn’t just another dancefloor-friendly take on Stewart’s otherwise melancholic jams. This two-disc collection is comprised of a “Covers” disc and a “Remix” disc. The former showcases experimentalists like Kid 606, Larsen, and Oxbow reinterpreting Xiu Xiu tracks in their own cathartic ways. The latter is a series of remixes from acts like Gold Chains, To Live and Shave in LA, and Stewart himself. Sound manipulation goes a long way when you have droney ambience colliding with party-worthy electro and blues noise.
In support of the collection, Xiu Xiu will hit the road this spring.
Xiu Xiu Remixed and Covered is out now on 5RC.
4/01 Murfreesboro, TN - Casa Burrito
4/02 Raleigh, NC - Duke Coffee House
4/03 Wilmington, NC - Bella Festa
4/04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
4/05 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
4/06 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
4/07 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear‘s Place
4/08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
4/11 Montreal, QC - Lambi
4/12 Toronto, ON - Lee‘s Palace
4/13 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
4/14 Bloomington, IN - WUIX Radio Festival
4/16 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
4/17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
4/19 Seattle, WA - Neumo‘s
4/20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
4/22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
4/23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
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