Xiu Xiu Debuts Video for “Stupid In The Dark

Xiu Xiu Debut NSFW New Video for "Stupid In The Dark," Album Out Today on Polyvinyl. Xiu Xiu start North American Tour 2/19: Santa Barbara, CA. at Soho.

Today, Xiu Xiu releases their newest record, Angel Guts: Red Classroom on Polyvinyl. To coincide with the release, Xiu Xiu is debuting the video for the album’s first single, Stupid in the Dark.” Directed by Amir Shoucri, the dark, grisly video stars Xiu Xiu’s Angela Seo in the middle of a contextless murder and is definitely NSFW. Watch the video here. The band also is heading out on an extensive North American Tour this month. Beginning and ending in California, the continent-spanning tour finds Xiu Xiu stopping in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and more.

Angel Guts: Red Classroom is the beginning of Xiu Xiu’s descent from grayness into the deepest blackness endurable. It is the sound of Xiu Xiu’s death. This is a bold proposition, even for a band that has never so much pushed the envelope as pulled it (forcefully) away from the line other musicians are willing to toe. And now, in what is unquestionably their darkest hour, Xiu Xiu have lit the envelope on fire and are using it as a torch to light the path ahead.

Unbearably dark, yet incredibly illuminating, with Angel Guts: Red Classroom Xiu Xiu continues to forge (and at times risk) its reputation as avant-garde pioneers. It is the work of a band unraveling to its core and exposing the boldness within.

Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom

(Polyvinyl – Feb. 4th, 2014)

Out on CD, 180-Gram Clear Red (limited to 500 via PolyvinylRecords.com),

180-Gram Clear Vinyl, Cassette, and Digital


1. Angel Guts:

2. Archie’s Fades

3. Stupid in the Dark

4. Lawrence Liquors

5. Black Dick

6. New Life Immigration

7. EL Naco

8. Adult Friends

9. The Silver Platter

10. Bitter Melon

11. A Knife in the Sun

12. Cinthya’s Unisex

13. Botanica de Los Angeles

14. :Red Classroom

Xiu Xiu North American Tour

2/19: Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club

2/20: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55

2/21: Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall

2/22: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

2/24: Seattle, WA @ Barboza

2/25: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

2/26: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

2/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

3/1: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

3/2: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar

3/3: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

3/5: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

3/6: Madison, WI @ The Frequency

3/7: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

3/8: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge

3/9: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

3/10: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

3/11: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

3/13: Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory

3/14: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

3/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

3/16: Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5

3/17: Raleigh, NC @ Kings

3/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

3/20: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

3/21: Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain

3/22: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

3/24: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

3/25: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

3/26: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo




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