Xiu Xiu announce new album, FORGET, share “Wondering” — listen

John Congleton-produced effort arrives early next year

On February 24th, Xiu Xiu will release a new album called FORGET. The 10-track effort follows this year’s Twin Peaks covers album and serves as their first original LP of original music since 2014’s two projects, Unclouded Sky and Angel Guts: Red Classroom.

FORGET was produced by veteran John Congleton (St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings), Greg Saunier of Deerfhoor, and Xiu Xiu’s own Angela Seo. According to a press release, it marks the experimental band’s “most direct engagement with pop music,” pulling from classic synthpop as well as rock and roll. As for the Polyvinyl album’s title, frontman Jamie Stewart says: “To forget uncontrollably embraces the duality of human frailty. It is a rebirth in blanked out renewal but it also drowns and mutilates our attempt to hold on to what is dear.”

Our first taste of the upcoming effort comes with “Wondering”, a lead single that’s equal parts glowing bounce and shadowy textures. Stream it below.

FORGET Artwork:


FORGET Tracklist:
01. The Call
02. Queen of the Losers
03. Wondering
04. Get Up
05. Hay Choco Bananas
06. Jenny GoGo
07. At Last, At Last
08. Forget
09. Petite
10. Faith, Torn Apart

Update – November 30th: The band has lined up a 2017 North American tour in support.

Xiu Xiu 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
12/03 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Novas Frequencias Festival
03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Union
03/17 – Escondido, CA @ A Ship in the Woods
03/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
03/21 – Seattle, WA @ Kremwork
03/22 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
03/23-26 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
03/30 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
03/31 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
04/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Sleeping Giant Film Festival
04/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
04/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
04/08 – Harrisburg, PA @ Cathedral Room at Der Maennerchor
04/09 – Baltimore, MD @ The Wind-Up Space
04/11 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
04/12 – New Haven, CT @ Bar
04/13 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
04/14 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3SArtspace
04/15 – Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge/Hardcore Stadium


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