Xiu Xiu announces split 7
Xiu Xiu announces split 7" with (r) featuring ZZ Top covers, out 12/8
Posted 11/08/2017

Christmas comes a little early this year. Xiu Xiu and (r) have announced a split 7” of ZZ Top covers, dropping December 8th. Xiu Xiu takes on the classic “Sharp Dressed Man,” while the Italian group (r) offer a creeping take on “Gimme All Your Lovin.” Check out the official music video for (r)'s portion here.

The idea for this 7" was born over the summer when Xiu Xiu were asked by AV Undercover to perform a track for their cover series. According to Jamie Stewart the rest was history:

"everything on the list was a bunch of 90s RnB that i was never into or lame-o indie rock EXCEPT for "sharp dressed man." the stars had aligned. walking down the streets of torino on tour and talking with dear friend and long time collaborator fabrizio palumbo of (r) and his husband paul beauchamp. i mentioned we were covering the song. they said very matter of factly, "xiu xiu as zz top and (r) as zz bottom. let's do a split 7 inch." a perversion made in heaven was born. a little fay cupid playing the oboe will follow you around now wherever you go."

And there you have it. Watch the performance that inspired it all below & pre-order your copy of the studio version from our E-Store now.

Don't miss Xiu Xiu on tour:

  • 11/10 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE @ Hassle Fest 9
  • 11/21 - Athens, Greece @ Temple
  • 11/22 - Milan, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
  • 11/23 - Turin, Italy @ Astoria
  • 11/24 - Fribourg, Switzerland @ Fri-Son
  • 11/25 - Luzern, Switzerland @ Neubad Keller
  • 11/26 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Karlstorbahnhof
  • 11/27 - Erfurt, Germany @ Frau Korte
  • 11/28 - Dresden, Germany @ GrooveStation
  • 01/06 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

* Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks