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San Jose, California (2002 – present)

Xiu Xiu began in 2002 in San Jose, California by original members Lauren Andrews, Yvonne Chen, Cory McCulloch and Jamie Stewart. Current members are Shayna Dunkelman, 
Angela Seo, Ches Smith and Jamie Stewart. They are based in Los Angeles and New York.

Over the life of the band, the music has taken influence from noise, modern classical, the dance floor, post punk, experimental, minimalism, Asian percussion musics and American folk music. Frequently noted as well are the influences of the
films of Todd Solondz, Shohei Imamura, David Lynch and Seijun Suzuki and the

books of Elfriede Jelinek, V.S, Naipaul, Yukio Mishima and Ingeborg Bachmann.

The subject matter of their songs has been taken from the personal experiences of
the band members, their families and from politics. They explore the topics of
depression, molestation, war, bad or amusing sex, crime, suicide, loneliness, body
image and dependence on cats. 

Critically, they are considered extremely divisive. The same albums often receiving
both 5 star and 1 star reviews. They inserted a poster into an LP sleeve of
photographs of Xiu Xiu related cuts, brands and tattoos listeners of the band have
sent them. As well, they collected and then inhaled the smoke from the burning
hair that fans donated at shows. 

To date, they have released well over 50 titles including albums, 7inches, books,
film works and composed for dance pieces. They have collaborated with a number
of artistic and musical luminaries such as Carla Bozulich, Michael Gira, Dahn Vo,
Monika Gryzmala, Grouper, Larsen, These Arches, Deerhoof, John Congleton, Dirty Beaches, Oxbow and Shearwater.

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  • Nimbie

    Knife Play is the best album

    25 Aug 7:28am Reply
  • Spellbindest

    Стюарт, всё-таки, человек гениальный - уже больше 10 лет делать такую хорошую музыку и не скатиться.

    22 Aug 10:42pm Reply
  • nodaywithoutb

    У Джейми отличные статьи на Huffington Post про бисексуальность.

    17 Aug 8:09am Reply
  • hazenkamp

    атписуюсь

    16 Aug 1:12pm Reply
  • mamkyipal228

    все кто отпишутся выше - в общем, вы знаете...

    13 Aug 8:57am Reply
  • faithlessss

    pojechana muzyka

    3 Aug 10:48pm Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    Забавные товарищи, местами даже вдохновляют. Правда, не стали ли они очередным поклонением у аудитории хипстоты?

    3 Aug 1:54am Reply
  • nikitalishansky

    sponda_it, you're saying gaycore like it's something bad

    29 Jul 4:45pm Reply
  • InvisibleDeath

    OH!

    28 Jul 8:25pm Reply
  • uh_oh_jlm

    <3 at first listen

    27 Jul 4:08am Reply
  • smarshal

    Unclouded Sky is genius.

    22 Jul 1:42pm Reply
  • forgetmenot

    v what are you, in a fag patrol?

    14 Jul 1:01pm Reply
  • sponda_it

    Gaycore!

    8 Jul 11:47am Reply
  • Fansus

    Xiu Xiu always puts out the most intensely honest work, love it.

    30 Jun 12:39am Reply
  • willythefucker

    группа настроения, которое присутствует исключительно на ранних альбомах

    25 Jun 11:53am Reply
  • phobikal

    Definitely surprised by the death drone in Chicago on Sunday. If I had known what I was in for (or that he wouldn't be singing Under Pressure with Swans) It would have been fine. Chalk it up to a surprise that was only unpleasant because I wasn't ready. I can't believe someone booed him though.

    24 Jun 7:49pm Reply
  • demi-urges

    lick yr lips honey, n'orleans here I come

    24 Jun 4:44am Reply
  • mister_tussin

    anybody want to come over to my middle class neighborhood later? we could listen to some xiuxiu records, watch each other self-mutilate, and do some gay stuff too. only the pseudo-tormented need apply.

    23 Jun 8:06pm Reply
  • demi-urges

    oh my messiah, my savior, I thought this day would never come

    21 Jun 4:14am Reply
  • robotpwnsyou

    is the new album any good? I have it lined up on spotify later

    18 Jun 6:53am Reply
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