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Xiu Xiu
 

Xiu Xiu Want You

 

By - Shannon McDonnell

Experimental Indie faves Xiu Xiu are taking audience participation to new heights on their current tour. As if their tour mates weren't interesting enough (Evangelista, Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider, and Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone), three Xiu Xiu-ers endeavor the ultimate experiment: INCLUDING THE AUDIENCE. (Cue dramatic music.)



Each offers a different way to interact with the band, and the options are impressive:



For the aurally inclined, visit Xiu Xiu's merch table, ask for the "tape recorder", and record a short audio fragment (text, music, etc.). Drummer Ches Smith will then write short percussion pieces incorporating the sounds recorded at every stop. After the tour, the pieces will be available at the Xiu Xiu blog as free mp3s, credited to each town.



For the incorrigibly curious, Jamie Stewart is continuing his Q&A sessions via snail mail. Bring a self-addressed stamped envelope with one question inside, and Jamie will answer it personally and then immediately mail it.



Visual junkies, don't fret: there's an option for you too. With a twist on his previous Polaroid project, tour manager David Horvitz is accepting disposable cameras to fill with pictures he'll take personally and send back to you. Just don't forget to make sure your self-addressed stamped envelope has enough postage!



Xiu Xiu's latest album Women as Lovers was released by Kill Rock Stars in January 2008.

 

Xiu Xiu Summer Tour Dates
08-22 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree Cafe (w- Evangelista, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-23 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (w- Evangelista, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-24 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone (w- Evangelista, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-25 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar (w- Evangelista, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-26 - Providence, RI - Living Room (w- Evangelista, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-27 - Boston, MA - Paradise (w- Evangelista, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-28 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (w- Evangelista, Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
08-30 - Columbus, OH - Milo (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
09-1 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
09-2 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
09-3 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
09-4 - Dekalb, IL - House Cafe (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
09-5 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon (w- Prurient, Common Eider, King Eider)
09-6 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club (w- Prurient, Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone)
09-7 - Fargo, ND - Aquarium (w- Prurient, Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone)
09-10 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey (w- Prurient, Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone)
09-11 - Portland, OR - Backspace (w- Prurient, Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone)
09-13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill (w- Evangelista, Prurient, Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone)


 
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