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Remixed & Covered

Xiu Xiu

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Customer Reviews

Excellent

The Sunset Rubdown cover is great... "I Broke Up" remix is incredible. A great rework of a classic track.

Eh....

Apistat Commander by Sunset Rubdown is fantastic, the others tend to butcher the original recordings. Spend your dollar on the Sunset Rubdown version because you will listen to it over and over.

Pick and Choose

First of all, I have to note that the remixers and cover-ers for these songs are all phenomenal bands in and of themselves. It's so great to see Bay Area and LA underground favorites like Oxbow, Kid606, This Song Is a Mess and To Live and Shave in LA working on a project this endearing. Xiu Xiu is one of those bands that you really really like or kind of can't stand. Whereas most remix albums tend to make the songs more accessible or "fun," this is more like a beat happening where everything just gets spun a little weirder than before. The choices here are a trip - opening the album with the SimpleText rendered 'Mousey Toy' for example, or Kid606's rave-up remix of 'Bishop, CA' complete with an 'It Takes 2' style disco call. I kind of had to pick and choose, mostly because of the $15.99 price tag, but there's plenty of good to go around. Go team.

Biography

Formed: 2000 in San Jose, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Taking their name from the 1998 Chinese film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, Xiu Xiu formed in San Jose, California with Cory McCullough, Yvonne Chen (publisher of the indie zine Zum), Lauren Andrews, and Jamie Stewart. Before forming Xiu Xiu, McCullough and Stewart played in the band Ten in the Swear Jar. Prior to the 2002 release of their first full-length album, Knife Play (released on vinyl through Absolutely Kosher and on disc through 5RC/Kill Rock Stars), the band made appearances on numerous...
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