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 XiuRemixed 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