Xiu Xiu: Forget

Xiu Xiu: Forget

By Andrew Paschal

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness. 21 Feb 2017 // 1:30 AM

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