Xiu Xiu is really mastermind Jamie Stewart and a mishmash of his friends. Their music is always a compelling listen, walking the line between deep internal despair and the communal power of expression.
I chat with Xiu Xiu mastermind Jamie Stewart about everything. (And this man has lived life. Check out fuckmejamiestewart.tumblr.com for just a taste.) And our chat covers it all from the band’s track “I Love Abortion” to little fudgy bears. Take a listen!
Xiu Xiu “Hi” This is my favorite track on their new record Always and a call-to-arms for all Xiu Xiu followers.
Xiu Xiu “Honey Suckle” This track is the first one ever written by Jamie’s current bandmate Angela Seo. Jamie loves the song because he says it perfectly contrasts Angela’s love of poppy Top 40 music and her current grapplings with nihilism.
Xiu Xiu open for the Swans, Thursday, September 6th at Venue. You should really catch a Xiu Xiu show. It’s really like nothing else.
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