Stream Xiu Xiu's Always on SPIN.com, New US Tour, Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches Record Store Day 7
Stream Xiu Xiu's Always on SPIN.com, New US Tour, Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches Record Store Day 7"
Posted 02/28/2012

Feel like getting a sneak peak at the Xiu Xiu album, Always? Well, you can do just that over on SPIN.com, as it's currently streaming in its entirety! Xiu Xiu front-man, Jamie Stewart, also contributes a track-by-track breakdown of each song on the album, giving fans some insight as to what each of the songs mean, both lyrically and musically.

Xiu Xiu will also be hitting the road with Dirty Beaches this summer to support Always. In addition to the tour, this Record Store Day will see a split 7" b/w the two bands, featuring Xiu Xiu's cover of Erasure's 1994 ballad "Always" along with Dirty Beaches' cover of "Tu Ne Dis Rien" by Francoise Hardy. Check out a complete list of Xiu Xiu tour dates below, including their upcoming European tour which kicks off early March.

Xiu Xiu Tour Dates

Mar 11, 2012 - FabriQ Festival, Den Bosch, Netherlands

Mar 12, 2012 - The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Mar 13, 2012 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, United Kingdom

Mar 14, 2012 - The Captain's Rest, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mar 15, 2012 - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton, United Kingdom

Mar 16, 2012 - Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom

Mar 17, 2012 - La Peniche, Lille, France

Mar 18, 2012 - Le Point Ephemere, Paris, France

Mar 19, 2012 - Stimultania, Strasbourg, France

Mar 21, 2012 - Le Saint Ex, Bordeaux, France

Mar 22, 2012 - Lugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

Mar 23, 2012 - Microsonidos, Murcia, Spain

Mar 24, 2012 - Sala Be Cool, Barcelona, Spain

Mar 25, 2012 - Sala Black Bird, Santander, Spain

Mar 27, 2012 - Teatro Lara, Madrid, Spain

Mar 28, 2012 - The Loco, Valencia, Spain

Mar 29, 2012 - Sala Malandar, Sevilla, Spain

Mar 31, 2012 - Grim, Marseille, France

Apr 1, 2012 - Grabenhalle, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Apr 2, 2012 - Locomotiv Club, Bologna, Italy

Apr 3, 2012 - Salumeria della Musica, Milan, Italy

Apr 5, 2012 - Zal Ozhidaniya Club, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Apr 6, 2012 - Avant Fest, Moscow, Russian Federation

Apr 7, 2012 - Salon Iksv, Istanbul, Turkey

Apr 9, 2012 - WUK, Vienna, Austria

Apr 10, 2012 - Kranhalle, Munich, Germany

Apr 11, 2012 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

Apr 12, 2012 - Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

Apr 13, 2012 - Stengade 30, Kobenhavn, Denmark

Apr 14, 2012 - The Strand, Stockholm, Sweden

Apr 16, 2012 - OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Apr 17, 2012 - Botanique Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium

Apr 18, 2012 - Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium

May 1, 2012 - King's Barcade, Raleigh, NC

May 2, 2012 - The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC *

May 3, 2012 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA *

May 4, 2012 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY *

May 5, 2012 - Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA *

May 7, 2012 - Iron Horse, North Hampton, MA *

May 8, 2012 - Space Gallery, Portland, ME *

May 9, 2012 - La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Canada *

May 11, 2012 - Mavericks, Ottawa, Canada *

May 12, 2012 - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Canada *

May 14, 2012 - The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI *

May 15, 2012 - The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI *

May 17, 2012 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL *

May 18, 2012 - Memorial Union Terrace, Madison, WI *

May 21, 2012 - Waiting Room, Omaha, NE *

May 22, 2012 - The Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS

May 23, 2012 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO *

May 24, 2012 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT *

May 27, 2012 - Barboza, Seattle, WA #

May 28, 2012 - Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada #

May 29, 2012 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR #

May 31, 2012 - Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA #

Jun 1, 2012 - Center For The Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA #

Jun 2, 2012 - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA #

Jun 5, 2012 - Padre's, Marfa, TX #

Jun 6, 2012 - The Mohawk, Austin, TX #

Jun 8, 2012 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL #

Jun 9, 2012 - The EARL, Atlanta, GA #

* w/ Dirty Beaches

# w/ Yamantaka

w/ Sonic Titan and Father Murphy