Xiu Xiu's latest masterpiece, Girl with Basket of Fruit, is out everywhere today
Xiu Xiu's latest masterpiece, Girl with Basket of Fruit, is out everywhere today
Posted 02/08/2019
“Misery knows no borders, no bounds. An overbearing sense of malaise and its malcontents are the new norm. It’s as if the basic machinations of nation-states are crumbling before our very eyes. Our Faith, privately, collectively, torn apart. Could there ever be a more perfect juncture for a new Xiu Xiu album?” - Tiny Mix Tapes

"Such is Stewart’s appeal—the guy can write a hook like nobody else, but he won’t share them before jamming a few steel spikes in your head." - AV Club

"Girl with Basket of Fruit demonstrates Xiu Xiu’s complex songwriting, delivering a diverse sonic landscape complete with thought-provoking and poetic lyricism.” - RIFF Magazine

Girl with Basket of Fruit begins in total chaos, and pretty much stays there. Xiu Xiu have swung far back to their most experimental impulses, delivering their strangest record yet, and one that stacks up among their best.” - Treble Zine


Girl with Basket of Fruit could be anything

It could be handfuls of reds
It could be turning Caravaggio’s Boy with Basket of Fruit to face the wall
It could be the demon Vetis, whose friends call Him The Life Promiser
It could be doing the wrong thing together forever
It could be a psychedelic Chicago house song about a pig & about your parents
It could be your sister has cancer & they keep chopping parts of her body off
It could be Jack Smith has a film called Normal Love
It could be scisssssssors, air conditioner tubes, glasses of ice & seashells
It could be that Nature is making it clear to us that we deserve it and that we are making it clear to Her that we are ready, ready to go
It could be improvised vocals by Elliot Reed & orchestrated vocals by Eugene Robinson
It could be that despite the confusion of this life, people who can still truthfully call themselves human try to push through 2019’s collecting horror
It could be slowed down & fuzzed out field recordings of disappearing frogs
It could be flat purple & black or glossy black & purple
It could be handfuls of that you just have to stop being a wuss & deal with it
It could be…
Join us today as we honor this glorious, elaborate, and gritty album. As you can see Girl with Basket of Fruit is many things, but it could only be from Xiu Xiu. Get your copy today from your favorite record store or digital retailer. The band will embark on a world tour next month to celebrate the album's release - tickets onsale now!
  • 02/08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol Theater at the Andy Warhol Museum [SOLD OUT]
  • 03/05 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Studio Hrdinů
  • 03/06 - Łódź, Poland @ DOM
  • 03/07 - Warsaw, Poland @ Hydrozagadka
  • 03/08 - Krakow, Poland @ Klub RE
  • 03/09 - Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert
  • 03/10 - Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
  • 03/11 - Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
  • 03/12 - Hamburg, Germany @ Elbphilharmonie
  • 03/13 - Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kantine
  • 03/14 - Poznan, Poland @ LAS
  • 03/15 - Pardubice, Czech Republic @ Divadlo 29
  • 03/16 - Komma, Germany @ Psych In Bloom
  • 03/17 - Munich, Germany @ Rote Sonne
  • 03/18 - Kranj, Slovenia @ Layerjeva hiša
  • 03/19 - Venice, Italy @ Spazio Aereo
  • 03/20 - Osimo Ancona, Italy @ Loop Live Club
  • 03/21 - Milan, Italy @ Oibho
  • 03/22 - Bologna, Italy @ Covo
  • 03/23 - Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk
  • 03/25 - Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall
  • 03/26 - London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
  • 03/27 - Brussels, Belgium @ Beursschouwburg
  • 03/28 - Lille, France @ Cave Aux Poetes
  • 03/29 - Charleroi, Belgium @ Le Vecteur
  • 03/30 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
  • 03/31 - The Hague, Netherlands @ Rewire Festival
  • 04/01 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA
  • 04/02 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Fasching
  • 04/04 - Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
  • 04/05 - Tallinn, Estonia @ Sveta Bar
  • 04/06 - Riga, Latvia @ Gertrudes Ielas Teatris
  • 04/08 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Closer
  • 04/09 - Lviv, Ukraine @ Picasso
  • 05/01 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
  • 05/02 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
  • 05/03 - Shreveport, LA @ Minicine?
  • 05/05 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
  • 05/07 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
  • 05/08 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
  • 05/11 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
  • 05/12 - New York, New York @ (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
  • 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
  • 05/25 - 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