16 February 2021
Artists: XIU XIU – Jamie & Angela (Los Angeles)
Who: For nearly two decades, Xiu Xiu has made music for the moments when life’s harsh realities meet its existential mysteries. Singer and songwriter Jamie Stewart’s lyrics are often veiled in layers of metaphor, but his delivery always suggests urgency and intimacy, that there’s a universal truth that cuts deep. Xiu Xiu makes beautiful music for hard times.
Info: An album of duets, with Stewart sharing the spotlight with an array of guests who have made an impact on him personally and musically. With, among others, Sharon Van Etten, Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr, Liz Harris, Alice Bag, Chelsea Wolfe, Owen Pallet, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The record was born out of anguish and isolation. It is the sound of finding one’s place in the world after the destructive powers of jealousy and mistrust make any map seemingly unreadable.
Single: Bottle Of Rum…
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