New Xiu Xiu music video for “It Comes Out as a Joke” + US tour kicks off May 1st
New Xiu Xiu music video for “It Comes Out as a Joke” + US tour kicks off May 1st
Posted 04/25/2019

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"It Comes Out as a Joke” is the final act of the audiovisual trilogy created by Xiu Xiu to accompany their new album, Girl with Basket of Fruit. Performance artists Ron Athey and Elliot Reed, band members Jamie Stewart and Angela Seo and others who were all featured in Acts I & II ("Scisssssssors” and “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy”) return for the third video, featuring ritual ceremonies alternately spliced with chaotic and peaceful imagery. The song itself is a sample of the harsher, more pummeling rhythms used on denser parts of Girl with Basket of Fruit – an intense, cathartic oeuvre from a project that has pioneered noise pop for over 20 years. Watch below:

Since the release of Girl with Basket of Fruit, Xiu Xiu has been on tour in Europe and will begin their US tour on May 1st in Texas. The lineup for the live shows includes Jamie “Butch Jenny” Stewart, Thor Harris (Swans, Devendra Banhardt) and Christopher Pravdica (Swans, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), with local openers joining along the way and Harris’s own Thor & Friends as a supporting act on select dates. Full tour dates below. Tickets onsale now.

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  • 05/01 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
  • 05/02 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar #
  • 05/03 - Shreveport, LA @ Minicine?
  • 05/04 - Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
  • 05/05 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
  • 05/07 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
  • 05/08 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
  • 05/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
  • 05/10 - Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
  • 05/11 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
  • 05/12 - New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge $
  • 05/13 - Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
  • 05/14 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
  • 05/15 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 05/16 - Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
  • 05/17 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
  • 05/18 - Rock Island, IL @ ROZZ-TOX [SOLD OUT]
  • 05/19 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
  • 05/20 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
  • 05/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 05/22 - Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
  • 05/23 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
  • 05/24 - Bellingham, WA @ Bellingham Alternative Library
  • 05/25 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
  • 05/26 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's Pub
  • 05/28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
  • 05/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
  • 06/01 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
  • 06/02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • 06/03 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
  • 06/05 - Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar #
  • 11/04 - Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain

# w/ Thor & Friends, $ w/ Wrekmeister Harmonies