Xiu Xiu makes beautiful music for hard times. For nearly 20 years, the band has a track record of crafting experimental music for moments when life's harsh realities meet its existential mysteries. On the latest album, Jamie Stewart explores a recent revelation and is reminded of the power of the band's music to surprise and connect. Listening to the songs on OH NO, it is hard to feel truly alone. Instead, it is a reminder that even when we're alone, we're alone together.
OH NO, the group's newest album, is an album of duets, with Stewart sharing the stage with an array of guests who have made an impact on him personally and musically. This is the first Xiu Xiu album where every song spotlights Jamie Stewart and a collaborator. The album features artists across the musical spectrum, including Sharon Van Etten, Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr, Grouper's Liz Harris, Alice Bag, Chelsea Wolfe, Owen Pallet, and Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr., all drift into Xiu Xiu's distinctive soundworld.
The album was born out of anguish and isolation, but exists as it does because of a profound rediscovery of community and friendship. It is the sound of finding one's place in the world after the destructive powers of jealousy and mistrust make any map seemingly unreadable.
Embodying hard times as well as the way friends lift each other out of them, Oh No also exemplifies the drama, mystery, and deeply felt emotions that have made Xiu Xiu a vital musical force for decades.
- Double Vinyl LP
- Solid Cream & Solid Scarlet Vinyl
- Gatefold Jacket
- Limited-Time Digital Download Card
- Sad Mezcalita (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
- I Cannot Resist (feat. Deb Demure)
- The Grifters (feat. Haley Fohr)
- Goodbye For Good (feat. Greg Saunier)
- OH NO (feat. Susanne Sachsse)
- Rumpus Room (feat. Angus Andrew)
- Fuzz Gong Fight (feat. Angela Seo)
- I Dream Of Someone Else Entirely (feat. Owen Pallett)
- One Hundred Years (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
- A Classic Screw (feat. Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo)
- It Bothers Me All The Time (feat. Jonathan Meiburg)
- Saint Dymphna (feat. George Lewis, Jr.)
- Knock Out (feat. Alice Bag)
- A Bottle Of Rum (feat. Liz Harris)
- ANTS (feat. Valerie Diaz)