Xiu Xiu to rest rest, then tour out the summer summer

May 23, 2008  |  7:00am
Yes, OK, the double-noun thing in Xiu Xiu headlines is tired tired (Man Man as well well, though that doesn't stop us sometimes). Xiu Xiu, however, seems to be comprised of nearly inexhaustible trekkers. They've already crisscrossed America in support of the recently-released Women As Lovers, and are currently wrapping up a visit to Europe, where the group just graced the stage of the most wonderfully monikered club of all time: Glasgow's Nice N Sleazy.

But really, almost every night with Xiu Xiu is theoretically at Nice N Sleazy—"nice" because, despite the extreme emotional reactions evoked by the typical Xiu Xiu ditty, the band members themselves are the kind of people who write haiku for fans (and wear Pandapple hats like these), and "sleazy" because... well, have you seen any of the Polaroids?

After taking a few months off, the quartet will rock the Casbah, ride the Drunken Unicorn (hold on tight, that thing bucks) and finish the tour in the band's home state of California. Ease the unbearable pain of waiting by checking out the relatively new video for Women As Lovers' "F.T.W."—the "Kumbaya" of Xiu Xiu songs, if you will:





See see? Sí, sí:

May
22
- Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan's
23 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo
24 - Madrid, Spain @ Neu!

August
14
- Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echoplex *
15 - San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah *
16 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Solar Culture *
19 - Lubbock, Texas @ Tequila Jungle *
20 - Austin, Texas @ Mohawk *^
21 - Houston, Texas @ Orange Show Center for Visionary Art *^
22 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottle Tree Cafe *^
23 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Drunken Unicorn *^
24 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Milestone *^
25 - Baltimore, Md. @ Sonar *^
26 - Providence, R.I. @ Living Room *^
27 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise - Boston *^
28 - New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom *^#
29 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Garfield Artworks ^#
30 - Columbus, Ohio @ Milo ^#

September
1
- Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop ^#
2 - Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom ^#
3 - Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge ^#
4 - Dekalb, Ill. @ House Cafe ^#
5 - Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon ^#
6 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Triple Rock Social Club #
7 - Fargo, N.D. @ Aquarium #
10 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos #
11 - Portland, Ore. @ Backspace #
13 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill *#

* with Evangelista; ^ with Common Eider, King Eider; # with Prurient

Related links:
XiuXiu.org
WomenAsLovers.com
Xiu Xiu on MySpace

Got news tips for Paste? E-mail news@pastemagazine.com.

Tags
comments powered by Disqus
Load More