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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 no motherfucking good ones, so I have to go hunting through K-pop blogs to find something to fill out the list, or where I consider throwing a late-night performance into… More »

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 experiencing a collective dark night of the soul? Or is it just fun to put blood in videos? Our especially grim picks for the week are below. More »

February’s Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January’s Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven’s “Reflection Of You.” No offense (none taken). That song’s great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens’ smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo’s bounce showcase “Express Yourself,” which in turn dives into Ceremony’s hardcore,… More »

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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" i…
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 band…
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

Shearwater – “Immaculate” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's the clip for Shearwater's Animal Joy cut "Immaculate," a quick-hit video that rifles through a carousel of still images, some of Jonathan Meiburg i…
Corban Goble | July 12, 2012 - 11:51 am

Xiu Xiu – “Honeysuckle” Video

You can always count on Xiu Xiu to make your stomach do funny things. The video for "Honeysuckle," a dark twinkle of a synthpop song…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2012 - 9:04 am

Xiu Xiu Cover 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'…
Corban Goble | March 30, 2012 - 9:58 am

Xiu Xiu – “Beauty Towne”

Earlier this year, we heard the lead-off track to Xiu Xiu's new record, a midtempo, manic track called "Hi." Now, the third track from that…
Corban Goble | February 20, 2012 - 2:12 pm

How To Dress Well Covers Xiu Xiu

As a part of the fundraising effort for music journalism venture, the founders have put together a compilation (and a box set, for a…
Corban Goble | February 8, 2012 - 3:46 pm
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