I personally can't fucking stand/don't fucking get Xiu Xiu, but that doesn't prevent me from loving some of its songs covered or remixed. Its new two-disc set has at least two banging tracks on it -- both of them located at the mythic TRACK 7 slot (a longtime outpost of singles and hits). Here's the mp3 of laptop punker and Oakland resident Kid606 taking a stab at "Fabulous Muscles" (Click here to download mp3) You'll have to buy the album to hear Oakland's Why? do "The Wig Master" as the other track 7. Both of them are so good. So right. The full press release with all artists and tour dates after the click. -- d2 Xiu Xiu's 2-CD set of "Covers and Remixes." breaks down into ... you got it! ... Covers and Remixes. On the covers: Larsen, Oxbow, Sunset Rubdown, Marissa Nadler, Good for Cows, Kid 606, Why?, Her Space Holiday, and Devendra Banhart playing Xiu Xiu songs.
On the "remixes": Gold Chains, Xiu Xiu, Warbucks, Cherry Point, Son, This Song Is a Mess But So Am I, Kid 606, and Grouper remixing a Xiu Xiu song each, and To Live and Shave in LA remixing the whole of Xiu Xiu's recent The Air Force album.
There will also be a batch of iTunes exclusives with XO Skeletons, Parts and Labor, and So So Modern covering Xiu Xiu and Kill Me Tomorrow doing a remix.
Xiu Xiu is half way through its US tour in support of Remixed and Covered. Click hear to get your Tour Video On. 4-11 - Montreal, QC - Lambi 4-12 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace 4-13 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig 4-14 - Bloomington, IN - WUIX Radio Festival 4-16 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive 4-17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge 4-19 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's 4-20 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom 4-22 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill 4-23 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill 4-24 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour