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Xiu Xiu – new album details & 2010 tour dates w/ Tune-Yards

Xiu Xiu

Stewart is joined by new full-time band member Angela Seo on piano, synth, and drum programming; with production handled by Jamie and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Together they’ve crafted a fully grown sound for Dear God, I Hate Myself with elements from goth and pop that are expertly performed by a crop of brilliant musicians. Saunier himself plays on much of the record as does Ches Smith (John Zorn, Terry Riley, Marc Ribot) who supplies timpani, conga and moog along with a broad range of other instrumentation. Deerhoof’s John Dieterich is all over a rendition of the traditional folk song “Cumberland Gap” and Xiu Xiu is even joined by the Immaculata Catholic School Orchestra in Stewart’s ode to heartbreak and healing, “This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy).” The title track, one of four songs done primarily on a Nintendo DS, explores the relationship between faith and despair with a layer of commentary provided by the bizarre sounds of the music itself.

Xiu Xiu‘s new album Dear God, I Hate Myself will be released by Kill Rock Stars on February 23, 2010. That’s the cover art above. On March 17th, Xiu Xiu leaves on a tour with Tune-Yards that includes the just-announced Bowery Ballroom show (on AmEx presale now). Tune-Yards also has that show coming up at The Bell House even sooner. All dates, with new Xiu Xiu tracklist, below…

XIU XIU
Dear God, I Hate Myself
Kill Rock Stars / February 23, 2010
trackilst:
1. Gray Death
2. Chocolate Makes You Happy
3. Apple for a Brain
4. House Sparrow
5. Hyunhye’s Theme
6. Dear God, I Hate Myself
7. Secret Motel
8. Falkland Rd.
9. The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation
10. Cumberland Gap
11. This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy)
12. Impossible Feeling

Tune-Yards – 2010 Tour Dates
1/08 Natural History Museum Los Angeles CA
2/05 Bell House Brooklyn NY
3/17 The Casbah San Diego CA*
3/18 The Echo Los Angeles CA*
3/19 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz*
3/20 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco CA*
3/23 Northern Olympia WA*
3/24 Holocene Portland OR*
3/25 Neurolux Boise ID
3/26 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT
3/27 Hi Dive Denver CO*
3/29 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence KS*
3/30 Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center*
3/31 The Picador Iowa City IA*
4/01 The Cave at Carleton College Northfield MN*
4/02 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN*
4/03 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL*
4/05 The Dionysus Discotheque Oberlin OH*
4/07 The Spot Cleveland OH*
4/08 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY*
4/09 Bowery Ballroom New York NY*
4/10 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA*
4/13 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA*
4/14 DC9 Washington DC*
4/15 The Canal Club Downstairs Richmond VA*
* with Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu – Februar 2010 Tour Dates
20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
21 – Glasgow, UK @ NiceNSleazy
22 – Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus
23 – Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
24 – Sheffield, UK @ The Harley
25 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arts institute
26 – London, UK @ The Luminaire
27 – Brighton, UK @ Freebutt
28 – Coventry, UK @ Taylor John’s House

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