Xiu Xiu share new video for ‘It Comes Out as a Joke’

Xiu Xiu share new video for ‘It Comes Out as a Joke’

Xiu Xiu 2019 Touring Line-Up
Credit: Andrea Petrovicova

It Comes Out as a Joke is the final act of the audiovisual trilogy created by Xiu Xiu to accompany their latest LP ‘Girl with Basket of Fruit’. Performance artists Ron Athey and Elliot Reed, band members Jamie Stewart and Angela Seo and others who were all featured in Acts I & II (Scisssssssors and Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy) return for the third video, featuring ritual ceremonies alternately spliced with chaotic and peaceful imagery. The song itself is a sample of the harsher, more pummeling rhythms used on denser parts of ‘Girl with Basket of Fruit’ – an intense, cathartic oeuvre from a project that has pioneered noise pop for over 20 years. Watch the video for “It Comes Out as a Joke” via YouTube below.

Since the release of ‘Girl with Basket of Fruit,’ Xiu Xiu has been on tour in Europe and will begin their US tour on May 1st. The lineup for the live shows includes Jamie “Butch Jenny” Stewart, Thor Harris (Swans, Devendra Banhardt) and Christopher Pravdica (Swans, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), with local openers joining along the way and Harris’s own Thor & Friends as a supporting act on select dates. On May 12th, they’ll be joined at (le) Poisson Rouge by Wrekmeister Harmonies. Full tour dates below. Tickets are available here.

Tour dates

05/01 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #

05/02 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar #

05/03 – Shreveport, LA @ Minicine?

05/04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse

05/05 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

05/07 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

05/08 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

05/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

05/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space

05/11 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

05/12 – New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge $

05/13 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome

05/14 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

05/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

05/16 – Detroit, MI @ MOCAD

05/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

05/18 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter (Livestream Session)

05/18 – Rock Island, IL @ ROZZ-TOX [SOLD OUT]

05/19 – Iowa City, IA  @ The Mill

05/20 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater

05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

05/22 – Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective

05/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project

05/24 – Bellingham, WA @ Bellingham Alternative Library

05/25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene

05/26 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s Pub

05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

05/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room

06/01 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

06/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

06/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar  

06/05 – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar #

11/04 – Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain

# w/ Thor & Friends

$ w/ Wrekmeister Harmonies

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