Thursday, March 09, 2006

New Xiu Xiu News

On their website, Xiu Xiu have announced quite a year ahead of themselves. Foremost, their new album which is going to be called The Air Force. Songs included:
Hello From Eau Claire
Boy Soprano
Buzz Saw
PJ in the Streets of London
Vulture Piano
Saint Pedro Glue Stick
Save Me
Bishop, CA
Watermelon vs. The Pineapple
The Fox and the Rabbit
Wig Master

The album was produced by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier and is due September 15, 2006. Seems like so far away.

Also, they announced plans for a new EP of cover songs, two of which will be on a 7" and three on a CD, including covers of Bauhaus, Alex Chilton/This Mortal Coil, Nedelle, Elliott Smith, and Nina Simone.

Also, the band Grouper and Xiu Xiu are planning on an EP of ambient music also due in September.

Jamie Stewart and Devin Hoff are working on music for an upcoming McSweeney's DVD featuring cartoons and animated shorts from the early 1900's.

Be sure to be the guy/girl requesting "Vulture Piano" at these upcoming tour dates:
March 16 Emos Annex SXSW, TX (Kill Rock Stars showcase)
March 30 UC Davis, Davis CA
April 1 Noise Pop Festival at Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

Give it up to your Texan Xiu Xiu fans who are there too satiate your hunger for more Xiu Xiu/incite you in anger at September being so far away, by providing you the way to hear two new songs.
Boy Soprano (Live at the Parish in Austin, 11/29/05
And here's the video for "Hello From Eau Claire" recorded at Hailey's in Denton, TX.

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