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Merzbow & Xiu Xiu releasing collaborative album on Record Store Day, touring separately (dates, stream)

‘MERZXIU’ album artwork

Japanese noise veteran Merzbow has been doing some choice collaborations with younger artists lately. Following last year’s collaborative album with Full of Hell, he’ll team up with uncompromising songwriter Xiu XIu for a two-song, almost 40-minute album called MERZXIU that will be out on splattered vinyl for Record Store Day (4/18). It’s already out digitally though, and can be streamed in full below.

Those in NYC can see Xiu Xiu with a different collaborator tonight (4/2). He’s teaming up with drum ensemble Mantra Percussion for tonight’s Ecstatic Music Festival show at Merkin Concert Hall, which tickets are still on sale for.

Merzbow‘s next show here is during the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency: the big Nothing Changes party happening at Output on May 13 with Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway, Prurient, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli, Marshstepper, Uniform and more TBA. Tickets for that are still available.

Stream MERZXIU, with both artists’ tour schedules, below…

Xiu Xiu — 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 02 – New York @ Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Mantra Percussion
Apr 05 – LA @ Human Resources w/ Father Murphy %
Apr 17 – Brisbane, Australia @ Cinema A, GOMA (playing the music of Twin Peaks)
Apr 18 – Brisbane, Australia @ Cinema A, GOMA (playing the music of Twin Peaks)
Apr 19 – Brisbane, Australia @ Cinema A, GOMA #
May 05 – Venice, Italy @ Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi/Venice Biennial
May 12 – San Diego @Irenic*
May 13 – LA @ The Regent*
May 15 – SF @ The FIllmore*
May 17 – Portland @ Wonder Ballroom*
May 19 – Seattle @ Neumos*
May 20 – Vancouver @ The Biltmore*
May 21 – Vancouver @ The Biltmore*

* – opening for Timber Timbre

% – Xiu Xiu Noise set : featuring Elaine Carey & Juliette Amoroso (Telecaves), Tamaki Ueda (Banetoriko), Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo & Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu)

# – HEXA (Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart) play to Factory Photographs by David Lynch

Merzbow — 2015 Tour Dates
12 April 2015 at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo *
17 April 2015 at BUSHBASH, Tokyo ^
1-6 May 2015 Jam Fes
13 May 2015 at Output, NY #

* – Merzbow x Balázs Pándi, KK NULL, BASTARD NOISE

^ – Merzbow + Balazs Pandi, GROUNDCOVER., transkam, Happy is a moment, MOONSCAPE

# – Nothing Changes w/ Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway from Wolf Eyes performing Electric Newspapers, Pharmakon, Prurient performing Pleasure Ground, Ron Morelli, Marshstepper, Uniform

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