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Xiu Xiu Expands To Three


By: Spacelab Research Staff
And then there were three. Xiu Xiu have announced the addition of a third member, Ches Smith, on drums and percussion. Ches comes from a very storied musical background, having been a member of projects like Good For Cows and Ceramic Dog, while working with people like Tom Waits and Nels Cline. Now he'll join Xiu Xiu just in time for the release of their new album The Air Force and the tour to support it.

Perhaps the most interesting news is that Xiu Xiu has actually started getting busy on another new album. That's right, I said it. The Air Force hasn't even been released yet, and they're already working on a new one. It will feature new drummer Ches Smith and will include a cover of Queen's Under Pressure.

They're also working on four videos to support The Air Force, and so far named directors include Corey Smith (Hello From Eua Claire), David Horvitz (Bishop, CA), and Jose Perez (Boy Soprano).

The Air Force will be released on Kill Rock Stars imprint label 5RC on September 12th, produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. They'll tour in September, October, and the beginning of November with Dirty Projectors and Cong for Brums, as they go through the US and Canada.

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Xiu Xiu: Tour Dates :
09-22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09-23 - Denver, CO - Climax Lounge
09-24 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
09-25 - St. Louis, MO - Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
09-27 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
09-29 - Austin, TX - Emo's
09-30 - Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington
10-02 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Down Under
10-03 - Tampa, FL - Transitions Art Gallery
10-04 - Sarasota, FL - Sudakoff Convention Center
10-05 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
10-06 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
10-07 - Charleston, SC - Map Room
10-10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-14 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
10-16 - Buffalo, NY - Soundlab
10-19 - Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
10-20 - Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
10-21 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10-23 - Columbus, OH - Little Brother's
10-24 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
10-25 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland
10-26 - Gambier, OH - Horn Gallery
10-27 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
10-28 - Minneapolis, MN
11-05 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
11-07 - Visalia, CA - Howie and Sons
11-08 - Goleta, CA - Hard to Find Showspace
11-09 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
11-10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

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