Xiu Xiu


Xiu Xiu was born on a dance floor, arriving alone at the club and going home alone from the club.

That night the first Xiu Xiu song, Jennifer Lopez, was recorded. Its line, “is it tough to watch, Friday after Friday!?,” began what Xiu Xiu was going to try to say. The songs would always be about specific events in the personal lives of the band, the people close to them, and about the social and economic politics that effect and deform subjugated life from everywhere in this wobbling, wreck of a solar system.

Over the course of 15 7″s, five EPs, six collaboration albums and ten full lengths Xiu Xiu has never shied away from any topic that is honest and meaningful to them. Their songs are about gender dysphoria, suicide, loneliness, going insane, child soldiers, the tsunami in Indonesia, hideous sex, the Sanrio character Pandapple, abortion politics, incest, cats, queer life, being raped by the police and the individual responsibility of U.S. military personnel for the families they murder. Somehow within all of this, cuteness attempts to find a way to embrace death and horrible emotion.

The music is drawn from British post punk and synth pop, modern Western classical, noise and experimental musics, Asian percussion musics, American folk, torch singers, house, techno and 1950s rock n roll.

Starting in isolation in San Jose, California in 2002, Xiu Xiu has relentlessly toured all over the world since. San Jose is a rotten place to be, so relentless touring was a way to get AWAY!

Xiu Xiu have been called “self flagellating”, “harsh”, “brutal”, “shocking” and “perverse” but also “genius”, “brilliant”, “unique”, “imaginative” and “luminous.”

The band is Angela Seo and Jamie Stewart.


Xiu Xiu Girl with Basket of Fruit

Girl with Basket of Fruit
It Comes Out as a Joke
Amargi ve Moo
Ice Cream Truck
Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy
The Wrong Thing
Mary Turner Mary Turner
Normal Love

Xiu Xiu Xiu Xiu​/​(​r)

Sharp Dressed Man
(r) - Gimme All Your Lovin'


The Call
Queen of the Losers
Get Up
Hay Choco Bananas
Jenny GoGo
At Last, At Last
Faith, Torn Apart

Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks

Laura Palmer's Theme
Into the Night
Audrey's Dance
Packard's Vibration
Nightsea Wind
Blue Frank / Pink Room
Sycamore Tree
Harold's Theme
Dance of the Dream Man
Love Theme Farewell
Josie's Past

Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classroom

Angel Guts:
Archie's Fades
Stupid in the Dark
Lawrence Liquors
Black Dick
New Life Immigration
EL Naco
Adult Friends
The Silver Platter
Bitter Melon
A Knife in the Sun
Cinthya's Unisex
Botanica de Los Angeles
:Red Classroom

Xiu Xiu Always

Joey's Song
Beauty Towne
I Luv Abortion
The Oldness
Chimney's Afire (Mickensian Suicide)
Gul Mudin
Born to Suffer
Factory Girl
Smear the Queen
Black Drum Machine

Xiu Xiu Daphny

Only Girl (In the World)

Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself

Gray Death
Chocolate Makes You Happy
Apple For A Brain
House Sparrow
Hyunhye's Theme
Dear God, I Hate Myself
Secret Motel
Falkland Rd.
The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation
Cumberland Gap
This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy)
Impossible Feeling
The Ropes Have Pulled Tight (Bonus)
Cute Pee Pee (Bonus)

Xiu Xiu Women As Lovers

I Do What I Want, When I Want
In Lust You Can Hear The Axe Fall
No Friend Oh!
Guantanamo Canto
Under Pressure (Featuring Michael Gira)
Black Keyboard
Master Of The Bump (Kurt Stumbaugh, I Can Feel The Soil Falling Over My Head)
You Are Pregnant, You Are Dead
The Leash
Child At Arms
Puff And Bunny
White Nerd
Gayle Lynn

Xiu Xiu Remixed & Covered

Larsen - Mousey Toy
Oxbow - Saturn
Sunset Rubdown - Apistat Commander
Marissa Nadler - Clowne Towne
Good for Cows - Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl
Kid 606 - Fabulous Muscles
Why? - The Wig Master
Her Space Holiday - I Luv The Valley OH!
Devandra Banhart - Support Our Troops
Hello From Eau Claire (Remixed by Gold Chains)
Suha (Remixed by Warbucks)
Ale (Remixed by Cherry Point)
Over Over (Remixed by Son)
Buzz Saw (Remixed by This Song is a Mess But So Am I)
Bishop, CA (Remixed by Kid 606)
Tonite & Today (Remixed by Grouper)
The Air Force (Remixed by To Live & Shave in LA)

Xiu Xiu The Air Force

Buzz Saw
Boy Soprano
Hello From Eau Claire
Vulture Piano
PJ In The Streets
Bishop, CA
Saint Pedro Glue Stick
The Pineapple vs. The Watermelon
Save Me Save Me
The Fox And The Rabbit
Wig Master

Xiu Xiu La Forêt

Muppet Face
Mouse Toy
Baby Captain
Rose of Sharon (Grey Ghost Version)
Bog People
Dangerous You Shouldn't Be Here
Yellow Raspberry

Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles

Crank Heart
I Luv the Valley, OH!
Bunny Gamer (B)
Little Panda McElroy (b)
Support Our Troops Oh! (Black Angels Oh!)
Fabulous Muscles (Mama Black Window Version)
Brian the Vampire
Nieces Pieces (Boat Knife Version)
Clowne Towne

Xiu Xiu A Promise

Sad Pony Guerrila Girl
Apistat Commander
Walnut House
20,000 Deaths For Edielyn Gonzales, 20,000 Deaths For Jamie Peterson
Pink City
Sad Redux-O-Grapher
Brooklyn Dodgers
Fast Car
Ian Curtis Wishlist

Xiu Xiu Knife Play

Don Diasco
I Broke Up (SJ)
Hives Hives
Dr. Troll
Over Over
Anne Dong
Poe Poe
Tonite And Today (What chu' talkin' 'bout)