Xiu Xiu – OH NO (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Xiu Xiu – OH NO (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:36 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Art Rock, Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Polyvinyl Records

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.

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.

1. Xiu Xiu & Sharon Van Etten – Sad Mezcalita (03:59)
2. Xiu Xiu & Drab Majesty – I Cannot Resist (03:29)
3. Xiu Xiu & Haley Fohr – The Grifters (03:12)
4. Xiu Xiu & Greg Saunier – Goodbye For Good (04:16)
5. Xiu Xiu & Susanne Sachsse – OH NO (02:36)
6. Xiu Xiu & Liars – Rumpus Room (03:44)
7. Xiu Xiu & Angela Seo – Fuzz Gong Fight (03:47)
8. Xiu Xiu & Owen Pallett – I Dream of Someone Else Entirely (02:54)
9. Xiu Xiu & Chelsea Wolfe – One Hundred Years (06:26)
10. Xiu Xiu & Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo – A Classic Screw (03:19)
11. Xiu Xiu & Shearwater – It Bothers Me All The Time (05:28)
12. Xiu Xiu & Twin Shadow – Saint Dymphna (04:04)
13. Xiu Xiu & Alice Bag – Knock Out (02:56)
14. Xiu Xiu & Liz Harris – A Bottle of Rum (03:11)
15. Xiu Xiu & Valerie Diaz – ANTS (00:15)