Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Xiu Xiu returns with new LP

After experiencing the weirdo-pop pleasure of 'Hi' and its accompanying video, we were very much excited for Xiu Xiu's upcoming album Always. After hearing the full album, we can safely say it's going to be one of the best of 2012. It's interesting to see how Jamie Stewart's baby has evolved; Always still packs the flourishes of avant-garde weirdness that characterized the group's early work, but now it lends flavor to catchy electronic pop songs. The result is an album that feels closer to their live set than ever before; still flagrantly unconcerned with mass-media attention but strange enough to attract mutants with an ear for oddities. Always is out March 6th via Polyvinyl. Get it.

Tracklist:
01 Hi
02 Joey's Song
03 Beauty Towne
04 Honeysuckle
05 I Luv Abortion
06 The Oldness
07 Chimneys Afire
08 Gul Mudin
09 Born to Suffer
10 Factory Girls
11 Smear the Queen
12 Black Drum Machine


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