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Various Artists Xiu Xiu: Remixed & Covered

It's surprising that a project like this took so long, with a back catalog so stunningly diverse and danceable as indie rocker Jamie Stewart's. Finally, friends like Kid 606 and Gold Chains have taken their turns beating and bleating Xiu Xiu's angular atmospherics into occasionally dancefloor-worthy, but always intriguing, synth and drum machine workouts. Probably the most interesting of the remix bunch is Stewart's own signal-jamming take on Joy Division's "Ceremony," the perfect track to lead us into the covers disc, which sees Her Space Holiday render the frightening "I Love the Valley, Oh!" into a loungey torch song. Killer.

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