Experimental Rock / Avantgarde Pop / Noise (USA)
For more than 15 years, Xiu Xiu has been a band on the forefront of experimental music. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart has pushed the boundaries of almost every genre from pop to noise music, creating tender accoustic songs as the solo-project of Stewart as well as orchestral pop and dark noise music, collaborating with artists such as Merzbow. Their intepretation of the soundtrack to the cult classic Twin Peaks marks another highlight of Xiu Xiu’s career, performed and released with the blessing of David Lynch himself. With their latest album, entitled „Girl with Basket of Fruit“, being released coming February, the band returns with a new line-up consisting of Jamie Stewart, Thor Harris (Swans) and Jordan Gieger (Minus Story / Shearwater).