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Tuesday, February 4 2014

A Knife in the Sun: An Interview with Xiu Xiu

After over a decade of crafting his visceral avant-pop sound, Xiu Xiu shows no signs of slowing down,


Tuesday, January 18 2011

Part 3: From Perfume Genius to Xiu Xiu

Slipped Discs continues with the return of a legendary power pop band, previously unreleased Springsteen gems, the resurrection of '60s British folk rock sounds, loads of indie rockers and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.


Monday, July 19 2010

Dear God I Love Xiu Xiu

Humor is not uncommon in Xiu Xiu's music, which often contains similar, nuanced playfulness. Asked where it comes from, Stewart is quick to take a jab at himself. "I'm sort of a dumbass. It's probably initially really inspired by the aforementioned and oft-mentioned Morrissey in that a lot of his songs are incredibly depressing but really funny."


Wednesday, January 21 2009

Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu

From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.


Monday, March 5 2007

Jamie, Take a Bow

Jamie Stewart, front man for noise-rock confessional Xiu Xiu, goes beyond therapy on his new album, The Air Force.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 5 2014

Xiu Xiu: Angel Guts, Red Classroom

Stripping down to the core elements can reveal a whole new sound for some bands. For Xiu Xiu, it makes a band already invested in creating intentionally difficult music sound too difficult to be worthwhile.


Tuesday, May 22 2012

Xiu Xiu: 2 May 2012 - Washington D.C.

Xiu Xiu remains one of the most compelling live bands of its time.


Wednesday, March 7 2012

Xiu Xiu: Always

Xiu Xiu, a decade into its career, returns with another album of songs utterly possessed of Jamie Stewart's unique creative voice.


Sunday, October 17 2010

Blue Water White Death: Blue Water White Death

Hope you know how to swim, for the masterminds behind Xiu Xiu and Shearwater are here to take you on a foreboding journey through the dangers of the deep ocean.


Sunday, February 21 2010

Xiu Xiu: Dear God, I Hate Myself

Xiu Xiu's seventh studio album constantly begs the question: is Jamie Stewart serious?


Blogs

Friday, February 19 2010

Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself (new album / MP3)

Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself (Kill Rock Stars) Releasing: 23 February There's a new Xiu Xiu album coming out, which I don't suspect anybody


Tuesday, February 2 2010

Xiu Xiu - "Dear God, I Hate Myself" (video)

Xiu Xiu's new album Dear God, I Hate Myself is coming out later this month, the 23rd to be exact, and the group just put


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