Xiu Xiu for you, in the new year. There's a new album titled Dear God, I Hate Myself due on February 23rd, AND will be released on Kill Rock Stars. It will be their seventh full-length release and is being produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof.
The album will be available on CD, vinyl LP, vinyl deluxe LP, and download. There's also a special edition of the album limited to 100 copies, only for the true true Xiu Xiu die hard. It'll run you $40 and is available at their web site. http://www.xiuxiu.org/
A Xiu Xiu world tour (they're such global jet-setters) begins on February 20th, aptly timed with the album release. Opening artists include Noveller, Tune-Yards, Scout Niblet, Talk Normal, and Zola Jesus.
“The string parts of this song were recorded by the Immaculata Catholic School Orchestra,” says Jamie Stewart about the song Gray Death. “There were not enough headphones so we gave the conductor the kick drum tempo and they synced the strings with the track. The timpani was recorded in the stairwell of a lame, stippled painted track home in the cul de sac that I lived in for a year. Ches Smith dropped the timpani in the mud carrying it to my door. That’s an odd instrument to see covered in mud.”
No word yet on wether the orchestra or the mud will be part of the tour.
Xiu Xiu: Dear God, I Hate Myself Track List
Chocolate Makes You Happy
Apple for a Brain
Dear God, I Hate Myself
The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation
This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy)
20 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
21 Glasgow, Scotland - NiceNSleazy
22 Edinburgh, Scotland - Electric Circus
23 Manchester, England - Islington Mill
24 Sheffield, England - The Harley
25 Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff Arts Institute
26 London, England - The Luminaire
27 Brighton, England - Freebutt
28 Coventry, England - Taylor John's House
06 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn !
07 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree !
10 Norman, OK - Opolis Productions !
11 Dallas, TX - The Cavern !
12 Houston, TX - The Studio at Warehouse Live !
13 Austin, TX - Red 7 !
16 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture !^
17 San Diego, CA - The Casbah !*
18 Los Angeles, CA - Echo !*
19 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place !*
20 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill !*
23 Olympia, WA - Northern *
24 Portland, OR - Holocene *
25 Boise, ID - Neurolux *&
26 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *%
27 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *%
29 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon *%
30 St. Louis, MO - Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center *%
31 Iowa City, IA - The Picador *%
01 Northfield, MN - The Cave at Carleton College *%
02 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *%
03 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *%$
05 Oberlin, OH - The Dionysus Discotheque *%
07 Cleveland, OH - The Spot *%
08 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place *
09 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *$
10 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs *
13 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
14 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
15 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *
17 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
! with Noveller
^ with Extra Life
* with tUnE-yArDs
& with Scout Niblett
% with Talk Normal
$ with Zola Jesus