Trials + Tribulations


Careful Who You Dance With
July 6, 2011, 1:04 pm
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Xiu Xiu recently gained two new members and have been working on their follow-up album to last year’s Dear God I Hate Myself but now they’re releasing a single called “Daphny” dedicated to a close friend of theirs “who—following an arrest for shoplifting—was raped by an officer while in police custody.” Yikes. The B-side is a cover of Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World.” The 7″ is up for preorder now at Polyvinyl.

Xiu Xiu – Only Girl in the World (Rihanna Cover)

The group also remixed a track by Parenthetical Girls, as part of a free remix EP (Parenthetical Girls singer Zac Pennington is part of Xiu Xiu’s new line-up). Grab that for the price of an e-mail here.

Parenthetical Girls – Careful Who You Dance With (Xiu Xiu Remix)



All of the Lights
February 21, 2011, 1:51 pm
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Over the weekend Kanye and Hype Williams unleashed the new video for “All of the Lights” off Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I guess we’ll have to wait on that dead white girl model vid for “Monster”

♫ All of the Lights (ft. Drake & Tony Williams)