Xiu Xiu Announce New Album, Release New Single ‘Common Loon’

    Xiu Xiu have announced a new LP, 13″ Frank Beltrame Italian Stiletto with Bison Horn Grips. The follow-up to last year’s Ignore Grief is set to arrive on September 27 via Polyvinyl. Mixed by John Congleton, the album was partly inspired by the band’s recent move from Los Angeles to Berlin. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Common Loon’, which frontman Jamie Steward described as “a boogie embrace for queer perverts across the multiverse.” Check it out and find the album artwork, tracklist, and Xiu Xiu’s upcoming tour dates below.

    ‘Common Loon’ arrives with an NSFW video (the uncensored version of which you can watch here) directed by and starring performance artist Alicia McDaid as “Mcdazzler, Britney Spears, The Angelologist, Smurfette, Garfield, Pepe, Anna Nicole Smith Joker, Led Zeppelin groupie, Galactica Darkstar, Jason Voorhees, Frida Kardashian, Viagra, Goth Monica Geller, Chemtrails, Ghöstmilf, She Hulk, Carmela Soprano, Cathy, Bret Michaels Andy Warhol and Odie.”

    Of the video, Stewart said: “The song ‘Common Loon,’ for us, is about revelling in perversity, cuckooness, queerness and/or the unquenchable personal requirement to wild out. As MASSIVE fans of Alicia McDazzler’s work, we could think of no one else more qualified to embody those ways of being and no one else who would crank them up further than we would have ever imagined. She is an inspiration and icon to all LOONS!”

    Alicia McDaid added: “I used footage of myself as @mcdazzler and lots of different characters from the past 10 years to compose what I hope feels like an end of pop culture freak life flashing before your third eye journey to the corndog underworld which emerges into the collective funnel cake in the sky that exists within everything and nothing where all beings are truly free to headbang as Garfield and Odie simultaneously.”

    Read our 2023 interview with Xiu Xiu.

    13″ Frank Beltrame Italian Stiletto with Bison Horn Grips Cover Artwork:

    13″ Frank Beltrame Italian Stiletto with Bison Horn Grips Tracklist:

    1. Arp Omni
    2. Maestro One Chord
    3. Common Loon
    4. Pale Flower
    5. Veneficium
    6. Sleep Blvd.
    7. T.D.F.T.W.
    8. Bobby Bland
    9. Piña, Coconut & Cherry

    Xiu Xiu 2024 Tour Dates:

    20/09 – Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
    21/09 – Boise, ID @ Shrine Social Club
    22/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
    23/09 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
    24/09 – Arcata, CA @ The Miniplex
    26/09 – San Diego, CA @ The Loft at UCSD
    27/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
    28/09 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    30/09 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
    02/10 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
    03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
    05/10 – Orlando, FL @ Conduit
    06/10 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
    07/10 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    08/10 – Savannah, GA @ Lodge Of Sorrows
    09/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    10/10 – Durham, NC @ TBA
    11/10 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    13/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro
    14/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMoca
    15/10 – New York, NY @ LPR
    16/10 – Providence, RI @ AS220 Live Arts
    17/10 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
    18/10 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmont
    19/10 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
    20/10 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    21/10 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
    22/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    23/10 – Des Moines, IA @ xBk
    24/10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
    26/10 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Coast
    27/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    29/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
    30/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
    01/11 – Oberlin, OH @ The ‘Sco – Oberlin College
    08/11 – Groeningen, Netherlands @ Vera
    09/11 – Den Bosch, Netherlands @ FAQ Festival
    10/11 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ De Doelen
    11/11 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
    13/11 – Bristol, UK @ Strange Brew
    14/11 – Brighton, UK @ Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)
    15/11 – Stockport, UK @ St Mary’s
    16/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Room 2 Cottiers
    17/11 – Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon
    19/11 – London, UK @ Heaven #
    20/11 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach #
    22/11 – Brest, France @ Festival Invisible #
    23/11 – Paris, France @ Hasard Ludique #
    25/11 – Grenoble, France @ Le Ciel #
    27/11 – Nurnberg, Germany @ Soft Spot / Kantine #
    28/11 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory #
    29/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido #
    30/11 – Poznań, Poland @ Próżność #
    05/17 – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre %
    05/18 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre %

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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