Hip-hop / Funk
Electronic / Rock
Xiu Xiu delivers what might be its most adventurous and harrowing album to date.
Girl with Basket of Fruit by Xiu Xiu, released 08 February 2019 1. Girl with Basket of Fruit 2. It Comes Out as a Joke 3. Amargi ve Moo 4. Ice Cream Truck 5. Pumpkin Attack on. .It could be turning Caravaggio’s Boy with Basket of Fruit to face the wall. It could be a commission by the Guggenheim entitled Deforms the Unborn. It could be the demon Vetis, whose friends call Him The Life Promiser.
Girl with Basket of Fruit is the eleventh album by American experimental band Xiu Xiu, released on February 8, 2019. It follows the band's 2017 album Forget and was co-produced by member Angela Seo and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier. The album is supported by the lead single "Scisssssssors", which was released with an accompanying music video. A second single, entitled "Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy", was also released with a music video on January 15, 2019.
He began Xiu Xiu in 2002 and began to waste his life. Girl With Basket of Fruit. Xiu Xiu. Normally I try to avoid making public any overt explanations as to what any of our records or songs are about lyrically. Whenever asked-and although it is quite fair to pose a band this question-I will usually say that it is not my business to define these things for the listener. One’s own thoughts don’t need any of my inane disruptions. When it is a girl is worrisome and rife with danger. Male martyrs are almost always surrounded by nurses, their mothers, adoring angels and other loving disciples wrapping their crushed and holy bodies in strips of herb soaked cloth and weeping rapturously. Female martyrs are almost always depicted having their skin flayed, breasts branded or ripped off with tongs or being stabbed and they are always, always alone save for her murderers.
For going on 20 years, when Xiu Xiu have put out an album, it’s one of that year’s best. It’s no small thrill to see this trend continue. The band's playfulness with both sound design and the use of sound effects is another excellent attribute of Girl With Basket of Fruit, as it sees them approaching this aspect with a more extravagant desire.
Sharped Dressed Man (Xiu Xiu). Gimme All Your Lovin' ((r)).
Xiu Xiu on the other hand shit on such complacency. Girl With Basket Of Fruit is a deeply immersive and courageous record that vibrates with rage. It is an uncomfortable, queasy, difficult listen, but with that is one of the most thrilling records I've heard in quite some time.
Xiu Xiu, the extraordinary experimental band led by singer/songwriter Jamie Stewart, has been throughout its existence a truly innovative act. Undergoing multiple transformations and never standing still Xiu Xiu has explored the edges of abstract pop, expanding these with noise elements and an alternative rock form. This adventurous spirit has led them to some strange combinations of styles, ranging from cheesy power pop notions all the way to repetitive electronic components. Xiu Xiu's return with Girl With a Basket of Fruit takes a step back from the work they presented in Forget, as the band dives back into their realm of complexity. It is an attribute that starts with the rhythmic backbone of the work, which takes a freer improvisational perspective, rather than the staccato and more predictable approach featured in Forget.
This album has an average beat per minute of 108 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/137 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Girl With Basket of Fruit. 1. BPM Profile Girl With Basket of Fruit. Album starts at 129BPM, ends at 137BPM (+8), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Xiu Xiu. FORGET. Plays the Music of Twin Peaks.
Xiu Xiu will release a new album next year. According to the label, Girl with Basket of Fruit is imbued with the agitation, tension, sorrow and anger that has permeated the daily lives of so many over the last few years. Check out the new video below.
|A1||Girl with Basket of Fruit|
|A2||It Comes Out as a Joke|
|A3||Amargi ve Moo|
|A4||Ice Cream Truck|
|A5||Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy|
|B1||The Wrong Thing|
|B2||Mary Turner, Mary Turner|
|PRC-373, LTI-069/19, none||Xiu Xiu||Girl With Basket of Fruit (CD, Album)||Polyvinyl Record Company, La Tempesta International, Goodfellas||PRC-373, LTI-069/19, none||Italy||2019|
|UTR113||Xiu Xiu||Girl with Basket of Fruit (LP, Album, Pur)||Upset! The Rhythm||UTR113||UK||2019|
|n°94||Xiu Xiu||Girl with Basket of Fruit (Cass, Album, Ltd)||Stoned To Death||n°94||Czech Republic & Slovakia||2019|
|AVM 068||Xiu Xiu||Girl With Basket of Fruit (LP, Album, Ltd, Cle)||Altin Village & Mine Records||AVM 068||Germany||2019|
|PRC-373||Xiu Xiu||Girl With Basket of Fruit (LP, Album, Ltd, Cle + Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Y)||Polyvinyl Record Company||PRC-373||USA & Canada||2019|
Rock / Pop
Electronic / Pop / Stage music