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Friday, January 18, 2008

Xiu Xiu To Release "New Women as Lovers Double LP" and 2008 Tour

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 5:55 PM

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You heard it right, ladies and gentlemen. Your favorite Oakland art-damaged rocker Jamie Stewart aka Xiu Xiu will be dropping his New Women as Lovers Double LP via the Absolute Kosher imprint and has a tour for 2008. This comes on the heels of the lawsuit that Jamie has handed Camel and Rolling Stone " for allegedly using the Xiu Xiu brand unlawfully". Click for the PR.

--Oscar Medina

Absolutely Kosher Records is thrilled to announce the release of Xiu Xiu’s Women as Lovers Double LP on January 29, 2008. Pre-order has already bewww.absolutelykosher.com

Already destined to be a collectors item, this 45 RPM wide grooved album will provide richer sound and more range to enjoy this beautiful record’s 14 songs. In an age of downloading where cover art has been all but forgotten, the gatefold cover by Jamie Stewart’s brother Joe Stewart is a piece of art in its own right and serves as a reminder why vinyl will never become obsolete.

Women as Lovers will be a famous album. It marries the ancient with the futuristic, each in all their beauty and terror. Traditional gongs collide with a rat's nest of computerized layering. To hear it is to remember music's native purpose, a howl against the gloom. No other Xiu Xiu album has ever been more approachable or communicative on a basic human level. What people sometimes fail to recognize is that Stewart is writing about all of us, not a freak writing about freakish things. He voices what the rest of us have a hard time voicing and the feelings in the music are ones that we can all relate to.

Xiu Xiu on Tour

Mar 7 2008 8:00P

Someday Lounge - Portland, Oregon

Mar 8 2008 8:00P

Chopsuey - Seattle, Washington

Mar 10 2008 8:00P

Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 11 2008 8:00P

Hi-Dive - Denver, Colorado

Mar 13 2008 8:00P

Maintenance Shop - Ames, Iowa

Mar 14 2008 8:00P

Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mar 15 2008 8:00P

Reggie’s - Chicago, Illinois

Mar 16 2008 8:00P

Rubbles Bar - Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Mar 17 2008 8:00P

tba Toronto, Ontario

Mar 18 2008 8:00P

Babylon Night Club - Ottawa, Ontario

Mar 19 2008 8:00P

La Sala Rossa - Montreal, Quebec

Mar 20 2008 8:00P

Bennington College - Bennington, Vermont

Mar 21 2008 8:00P

Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Boston, Massachusetts

Mar 22 2008 8:00P

Smog (Bard College) - Annandale-on-Hundson

Mar 23 2008 8:00P

Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York

Mar 24 2008 8:00P

Student Center (Suny Purchase) - Purchase, New York

Mar 25 2008 8:00P

Fordham University - New York, New York

Mar 26 2008 8:00P

First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mar 27 2008 8:00P

Black Cat - D.C., Washington DC

Mar 28 2008 8:00P

Skully’s Music Diner - Columbus, Ohio

Mar 29 2008 8:00P

Southgate House - Newport, Kentucky

Mar 31 2008 8:00P

Lemp Neighborhood Art Center - St. Louis, Missouri

Apr 1 2008 8:00P

Randy Bacon Gallery - Springfield, Missouri

Apr 2 2008 8:00P

Conservatory - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Apr 3 2008 8:00P

Lola’s - Fort Worth, Texas

Apr 4 2008 8:00P

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art - Houston, Texas

Apr 5 2008 8:00P

Mohawk - Austin, Texas

Apr 7 2008 8:00P

College of Santa Fe - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Apr 8 2008 8:00P

Rhythm Room - Phoenix, Arizona

Apr 11 2008 8:00P

Echo - Los Angeles, California

Apr 12 2008 8:00P

Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, California

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