Xiu Xiu Covers Erasure, Dirty Beaches Cover Françoise Hardy For Record Store Day

Tourmates Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches will release a split 7” for Record Store Day, featuring Xiu Xiu’s cover of Erasure’s “Always” and Dirty Beaches’ cover of Françoise Hardy’s “Tu Ne Dis Rien.” Head here to hear Xiu Xiu’s cover and here for Dirty Beaches’ (via Soundcloud). Tour dates below.

03/31 – Marseille, France @ Grim
04/01 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle
04/02 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv Club
04/03 – Milan, Italy @ Salumeria della Musica
04/05 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Zal Ozhidaniya Club
04/06 – Moscow, Russia @ Avant Fest
04/07 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Salon IKSV
04/09 – Vienna, Austria @ WUK
04/10 – Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle
04/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
04/12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Kampnagel
04/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengade 30
04/14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Slussen
04/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ OT301
04/17 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
04/18 – Ghent, Belgium @ Vooruit
05/01 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
05/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
05/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
05/04 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
05/05 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs*
05/07 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse*
05/08 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery*
05/10 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa*
05/11 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks*
05/12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Place*
05/14 – Pontiac, Michigan @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room*
05/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme*
05/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
05/18 – Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Terrace*
05/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*
05/21 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*
05/22 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Saloon
05/23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
05/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
05/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo^
05/28 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Biltmore Cabaret^
05/29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^
05/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill^
06/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock^
06/02 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar^
06/05 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s^
06/06 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk^
06/07 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks^
06/08 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree^
06/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl^

*= with Dirty Beaches and Father Murphy
^= with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and Father Murphy

The split 7” is out on 4/21 via Polyvinyl. For a full list of Record Store Day releases, head here.

Comments (1)
  1. If there were ever an Erasure song for Xiu Xiu to cover, it’s this. “Always” got a lot of radio airplay when it came out in the April of ’94. I think I was 11, and distinctly remember hearing it one rainy weekend in my mom’s car and then going to a friend’s house afterward only to watch Kurt Loder on MTV break the news about Kurt Cobain’s death. From that point on, “Always” seemed kind of sad to me. I remember the NBA also announced it’s latest and (first Canadian expansion team) with the Toronto Raptors, and boy, did that lava red, purple and silver dinosaur team logo look super cool to my pre-pubescent self.

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