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The Week In Pop

The Long Journey Of “Fast Car”

Take a look at this: …
Chris DeVille | September 8, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This column is a weird one because the quality of music videos tends to vacillate wildly from week to week. Some weeks, there are just…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 2:13 pm

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Premiere

Deerhoof – “Hi” (Xiu Xiu Cover In The Style Of White Reaper)

Polyvinyl, the independent record label based out of Champaign, Illinois, has announced Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, a compilation commemorating 20 years in business. The album features…
Bruce Hamilton | September 15, 2016 - 10:10 am

Stream Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks

It would be pretty funny if confrontational art-poppers Xiu Xiu had made an album-length tribute to the Chicago garage-rock band Twin Peaks. But no: Xiu…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2016 - 11:55 am

Xiu Xiu – “Into The Night” Video

Avant-pop group Xiu Xiu announced a Twin Peaks cover album in which they reimagine Angelo Badalamenti's iconic score from David Lynch's cherished TV show and…
Collin Robinson | April 14, 2016 - 11:11 am

Xiu Xiu – “Into The Night” (Julee Cruise Cover)

Later this month, on Record Store Day, the confrontational avant-pop group Xiu Xiu will release Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks, their double-LP tribute to…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Xiu Xiu Announce Twin Peaks Covers Album

With the Twin Peaks reboot on the gloomy horizon, Xiu Xiu has decided to cover portions of Angelo Badalamenti's iconic score as part of a…
James Rettig | March 9, 2016 - 11:39 am

Xiu Xiu – “El Naco” Video (NSFW)

"El Naco" is up there with "Support Our Troops" and "I Luv Abortion" in Xiu Xiu's discography in terms of pure discomfort factor. It's a…
Miles Bowe | February 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Color War – “SOS (Xiu Xiu Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Color War make dark, moody synth pop that walks a fine line; it sounds like something you could expect to hear in a club, but…
Miles Bowe | February 19, 2014 - 10:22 am

Xiu Xiu’s “Black Dick” Video Premieres On PornHub

Last week Xiu Xiu released their grisly, violent video for the Angel Guts: Red Classroom single "Stupid In The Dark," and it ended up being…
Miles Bowe | February 11, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Xiu Xiu – “Stupid In The Dark” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

It says a lot about Xiu Xiu's excellent new album Angel Guts: Red Classroom that the video for first single "Stupid In The Dark" is…
Miles Bowe | February 3, 2014 - 11:41 am

Xiu Xiu – “Lawrence Liquors”

Last year Xiu Xiu put out an album of Nina Simone covers (inspired by a conversation frontman Jamie Stewart had with Michael Gira of Swans)…
Miles Bowe | January 9, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Xiu Xiu – “Stupid In The Dark”

Next month, the always-squirmy art-poppers Xiu Xiu will release their Nina Simone tribute album Nina, and we've posted their versions of "Don't Smoke In Bed"
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2013 - 10:48 am

Shearwater – “I Luv The Valley Oh!” (Xiu Xiu Cover) Video

The great indie-prog falsetto-floggers Shearwater will soon release their all-covers album Fellow Travelers, and we've already posted their excellent versions of Xiu Xiu's "I Luv
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2013 - 10:36 am

Xiu Xiu – “Just Say I Love Him” (Nina Simone Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

"Just Say I Love Him" is another cut from Xiu Xiu's upcoming Nina Simone covers album. We've already heard his rendition of "Don't Smoke In
Claire Lobenfeld | October 25, 2013 - 10:55 am

Xiu Xiu – “Don’t Smoke In Bed” (Nina Simone Cover)

Not too long after they released 2012's excellent Always, Xiu Xiu are back with another album, but this one is pretty different even by their…
Miles Bowe | September 20, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Shearwater – “I Luv the Valley Oh!” (Xiu Xiu Cover)

Shearwater love their friends. The next album from Jonathan Meiburg's grandly clanging indie-prog project is Fellow Travelers, on which Shearwater will cover songs from bands…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2013 - 9:42 am

Starlight Girls – “7×3″ Video (Stereogum Premiere)

With the video for Starlight Girls' noise-pop track "7x3," we learn that the best way to prep for battle is to take a big bite…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 23, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Xiu Xiu – “Born To Suffer” Video

Xiu Xiu's video for "Born To Suffer" starts as a pixelated, gray-scaled pastiche before blossoming into something much more color-rich and evocative, featuring -- amongst…
Corban Goble | August 20, 2012 - 5:12 pm
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