Now that they've won the Plug Award for "Avant Album of the Year," Jamie Stewart, Caralee McElroy, and Ches Smith (a.k.a. Xiu Xiu) place their tracks in the hands of others with Remixed and Covered, out April 10 on on 5RC.
The double CD from San Jose's experimental indie rock trio marks the final release for the Kill Rock Stars sub-label, but before you start wiping your eyes and sniffling, check out the album. Disc one sees Kid 606, Oxbow, and others playing cover versions Xiu Xiu tracks, while disc two is the band itself remixing the likes of Gold Chains, Grouper, and some of its own work. A reworking of the band's entire Air Force album (2006) ends things on a cheery note.
Disc One - Covers
1. "Mousey Toy" by Larsen
2. "Saturn" By Oxbow
3 "Apistat Commander" by Sunset Rubdown
4 "Clowne Towne" by Marissa Nadler
5 "Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl" By Good for Cows
6 "Fabulous Muscles" by Kid 606
7 "The Wig Master" by Why?
8 "I Luv the Valley, OH!" by Her Space Holiday
9 "Support Our Troops" by Devendra Banhart
Disc Two - Remixes
10. Gold Chains "Hello from Eu Claire"
11. Xiu Xiu "Ceremony"
12. Warbucks "Suha"
13. Cherry Point "Ale"
14. Son "Over Over Over'
15. This Song Is A Mess But So Am I "Buzz Saw"
16. Kid 606 "Bishop, CA"
17. Grouper "Tonite and Today"
18. To Live and Shave in LA The Air Force
Later this spring, Xiu Xiu will embark on a tour that includes dates with Sunset Rubdown and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
03/25 Pheonix, AZ - Paperheart
03/26 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
03/28 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
03/29 Austin, TX - Emo‘s
03/30 Baton Rouge, LA - Red Star Bar
03/31 Birmingham, TN - Bottletree Cafe
04/01 Murfreesboro, TN - Casa Burrito
04/02 Raleigh, NC - Duke Coffee House
04/03 Wilmington, NC - Bella Festa
04/04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
04/05 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
04/06 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04/07 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear‘s Place
04/08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04/11 Montreal, QC - Lambi
04/12 Toronto, ON - Lee‘s Palace
04/13 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
04/14 Bloomington, IN - WUIX Radio Festival
04/16 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04/19 Seattle, WA - Neumo‘s
04/20 Portland, OR - WOnder Ballroom
04/22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04/23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04/24 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour