News

Sep 21, 2017

Xiu Xiu released a new albumFORGET, earlier this year via Polyvinyl. Now the band have shared a video for the album's title track, "FORGET." In it the band's Angela Seo deals with a terrible heckler and eventually fights her. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Jun 27, 2017

Xiu Xiu released a new albumFORGET, earlier this year via Polyvinyl. Now the band have taken part in A.V. Club's Undercover series, in which bands pick a song to cover from a predetermined list. More

Watch: Xiu Xiu - “Wondering” Video

FORGET Out Now via Polyvinyl

Mar 09, 2017

Xiu Xiu recently released a new albumFORGET, via Polyvinyl. Previously the band had shared the audio for "Wondering" and the videos for "Jenny GoGo" and "Get Up."  More

Stream the New Album by Xiu Xiu - “FORGET”

FORGET Due Out This Friday via Polyvinyl

Feb 20, 2017

Xiu Xiu are releasing a new album, FORGET, this Friday (February 24) via Polyvinyl. Previously the band had shared the audio for "Wondering" and the videos for "Jenny GoGo" and "Get Up." Now you can stream the whole album via Noisey. Listen below, followed by the band's tour dates. And don't forget that the band are donating all their Bandcamp proceeds for the next four years to the ACLU. More

Watch: Xiu Xiu - “Get Up” Video

FORGET Due Out February 24 via Polyvinyl

Feb 09, 2017

Xiu Xiu are releasing a new albumFORGET, on February 24, 2017 via Polyvinyl. It includes the previously shared first single, "Wondering." The band also previously shared a video for "Jenny GoGo." Now here's another video from the record, for "Get Up."  More

Sub Pop, Merge, and 400 Other Labels and Artists Donating Today’s Bandcamp Proceeds to the ACLU

Artists and Labels Donate in Response to President Donald Trump's Immigration Ban

Feb 03, 2017

Today might be a good day to buy something from BandcampEarlier this week Bandcamp CEO and founder Ethan Diamond announced that today the website will be donating all their proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union (the ACLU) in response to President Donald Trump's immigration ban targeting countries that are predominately Muslim.  More

Watch: Xiu Xiu - “Jenny GoGo” Video

FORGET Due Out February 24 via Polyvinyl

Jan 12, 2017

Xiu Xiu are releasing a new album, FORGET, on February 24, 2017 via Polyvinyl. It includes the previously shared first single, "Wondering." Now the band has shared a video for "Jenny GoGo." More

Xiu Xiu Announce 2017 Tour Dates

FORGET Due Out February 24, 2017 via Polyvinyl

Nov 30, 2016

Xiu Xiu are releasing a new album, FORGET, on February 24, 2017 via Polyvinyl. It includes the previously shared first single, "Wondering." Now the band has announced some 2017 U.S. tour dates.  More

Xiu Xiu Announce New Album, Shares “Wondering”

FORGET Due Out February 22, 2017 via Polyvinyl

Nov 16, 2016

Xiu Xiu have announced a new album, FORGET, and shared its first single, "Wondering." FORGET is due out February 22, 2017 via Polyvinyl. Below is "Wondering," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Sep 15, 2016

The great Champaign, Il based indie record label Polyvinyl turns 20 this year. To honor that they are putting out a new compilation, Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, in which its artists cover other artists on the label. And today they have already shared four of the tracks from the compilation, all of which you can stream below. More

Apr 07, 2016

Xiu Xiu are releasing The Music of Twin Peaks, a new album where they cover the soundtrack to the iconic 1990s TV show created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The album is due out on Record Store Day, April 16, via Polyvinyl in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K. and Europe).  More

Xiu Xiu Announce Twin Peaks Covers Album and Share Cover of “Falling”

The Music of Twin Peaks Due Out April 16 via Polyvinyl

Mar 09, 2016

Xiu Xiu have announced The Music of Twin Peaks, a new album where they cover the soundtrack to the iconic 1990s TV show created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The album is due out on Record Store Day, April 16, via Polyvinyl in the U.S. (and Bella Union in the U.K. and Europe). Below is their chill-inducing and epic-sounding cover of "Falling." More

Aug 12, 2015

Last weekend Katowice, Poland hosted the tenth annual edition of OFF FestivalMore

Sep 18, 2014

The video for Xiu Xiu’s “Cynthia’s Unisex” is shockingly safe for work. More

May 15, 2014

As per usual, things get weird in Xiu Xiu’s new video for Angel Guts: Red Classroom cut, “New Life Immigration.”  More

Feb 07, 2014

California trio Xiu Xiu have unfortunately announced the cancellation of their upcoming North American tour.  More

Xiu Xiu – “Lawrence Liquors”

Angel Guts: Red Classroom Streets 2/4 Via Polyvinyl

Jan 09, 2014

Here’s a new track from Xiu Xiu. “Lawrence Liquors” is a cut from the band’s forthcoming album Angel Guts: Red Classroom (due out February 4 via Polyvinyl). More

Nov 20, 2013

Already planning to release a Nina Simone tribute album album titled Nina on Dec. 2, Xiu Xiu have announced that they will release a new album of original material early next year. More

Sep 20, 2013

So, if you asked us what artists we thought Xiu Xiu would cover, chances are Nina Simone wouldn’t have been high on the list. But Jamie Stewart and the gang does the jazz legend proud with their take on “Don’t Smoke in Bed.” More

The Protest Survey: Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart

On Obama's First Term, Occupy, and Art vs. Politics

Nov 05, 2012

In conjunction with our Protest Issue we asked several artists the same set of politically-themed questions. Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu provided these answers. The band released their latest album, their eighth, Always, earlier this year via Polyvinyl. More

Xiu Xiu Re-Issue The Air Force on October 9

Reissue Features Re-Imagined Packaging on 180 Gram Vinyl, Pre-Order Now

Aug 23, 2012

Xiu Xiu is reissuing their classic The Air Force on October 9, with a slew of international dates to follow. More

May 01, 2012

For Xiu Xiu's Angela Seo, even the most mundane of activities can take on some seriously disturbing moments, at least that's idea behind the band's recently unveiled music video for "Honeysuckle." More

Mar 30, 2012

Soon to be touring through the states together this coming May, Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches are set to release a special split 7'' on Record Store Day via Polyvinyl. More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Polyvinyl Releases Compilation to Benefit Japan

Includes Material from of Montreal, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Love Is All, and more

Jul 12, 2011

Polyvinyl have released a compilation to help raise money for Japan, which suffered a devastating tsunami in March of this year. More

Xiu Xiu Add Members, Join Polyvinyl

New Album Set For Early 2012

Apr 22, 2011

Xiu Xiu  have been busy. We have the details on the new line up, label, and album plans.  More

Dec 13, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Today we posted web exclusive surveys with Jamie Stewart (Blue Water, White Death/Xiu Xiu), The Mary Onettes, and Dave Hartley (Nightlands/The War on Drugs). More

Jul 02, 2010

After plenty of speculation, the lineup for 2010’s Jelly Pool Parties (a free concert held Sundays at Williamsburg Waterfront) has finally been announced. We have the full details.  More

Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu to Tour This Fall

The East Coast Just Got Louder

Jun 23, 2010

Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu are combining their powers to rock the east coast this fall. We have the dates.  More

Apr 28, 2010

Xiu Xiu are heading out on a world tour...and they want your hair as a souvenir. We have the dates and hairy details. More

Xiu Xiu Announces Fundraising Plans for Upcoming Tour

Prizes Include Group Photos, Random Mailings, and Never Before Released Material

Mar 05, 2010

Xiu Xiu hits the road today and will be working to gather donations to help support San Francisco NPO At the Crossroads in exchange for unique gifts, including postcards and random things bought at gas stations to be mailed to fans from the road. More


Interviews

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

2014 Artist Survey: Xiu Xiu

Jamie Stewart on Breaking His Toes, Performing in a Whale, Mark Kozelek, Beetlejuice, and Racism in America

Jan 28, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

The Protest Survey: Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart

On Obama's First Term, Occupy, and Art vs. Politics

Nov 05, 2012

In conjunction with our Protest Issue we asked several artists the same set of politically-themed questions. Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu provided these answers. The band released their latest album, their eighth, Always, earlier this year via Polyvinyl. More

Dec 13, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou,Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls.  Here’s a survey from Jamie Stewart of Blue Water, White Death & Xiu Xiu. More


Reviews

FORGET

FORGET

Polyvinyl

Feb 24, 2017

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their thirteenth studio album, FORGET. More

Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Polyvinyl

Apr 13, 2016

If you have any sort of enthusiasm for listening to film music without films, it may be that enthusiasm began with the music Angelo Badalamenti composed for the films of David Lynch. More

Angel Guts: Red Classroom

Angel Guts: Red Classroom

Polyvinyl

May 05, 2014

Album number nine for the prolific Jamie Stewart is billed as his creepiest yetand you can see why.  More

Nina

Nina

Graveface

Dec 03, 2013

An entire record of Nina Simone covers is probably not how most people expected Xiu Xiu to follow last year's Always. Yet given the capricious nature of Jamie Stewart's avant-garde ensemble, it's unlikely to be a decision that surprises many. More

Always

Always

Polyvinyl

Mar 14, 2012

Xiu Xiu have long existed in a nightmarish world, one where an overriding dichotomy of confusion and violence reign supreme. The band, led by Jamie Stewart, have forged a singular artistic path over the course of seven fine albums.  More