NEW RELEASE: Xiu Xiu - Always - Available For Pre-Order!
NEW RELEASE: Xiu Xiu - Always - Available For Pre-Order!
Posted 01/09/2012

It’s ALWAYS a good day when you get to hear new Xiu Xiu material right? The brand new Xiu Xiu album, Always, will be released March 6th and is now available for pre-order RIGHT HERE. The album will be available on 180-gram clear pink (limited to 500 copies) or black vinyl, CD, and digital formats. There are also some great PACKAGE DEALS available with a new T-shirt + a brand new book of haikus written by Jamie.

More About Always: After 2 year’s since the band’s last album, Dear God, I Hate Myself, Xiu Xiu (the brainchild of acclaimed songwriter Jamie Stewart) makes its Polyvinyl full-length debut with Always. Produced by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier (who also contributes drums and vocals to the album) and mixed by John Congleton (Antony and the Johnsons, Marylin Manson, the Roots), Always is positively vibrant, transforming avant pop elements from an undertone into a bright black focal point while adding new influences such as choral music, kraut rock and animal field recordings. Stewart’s fearless lyrics have given voice to life's most untouchable and taboo subjects (sexual objectification, abortion, incest, molestation) while his distinctively committed but hushed vocals crystallize and medicate their unsettling impact. This unflinching lyrical style is coupled with pure, singable melodies -- the kind of pairings that bring into stark relief how often life's worst moments are shouldered with a skewed, cheery grin. Follow the links below to pre-order Always and to hear the first single, “Hi.”