Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Xiu Xiu - Women as Lovers (***1/2)

Sixth and, believe it or not, most disturbing record yet from the avant/horror show/synth-pop band. On Women as Lovers, Jamie Stewart returns to the unhinged vocal histrionics that colored the first few great Xiu Xiu records, while at the same time expanding his band's sonic palette to include horns, strings and even saxophone, while still hewing close to the group's patented, chilling electronic soundscapes.

Highlights: "In Lust You Can Hear the Axe Fall", "Black Keyboard", "White Nerd"

RIYL: Joy Division, Excepter, Suicide, Men's Recovery Project

Video - "I Do What I Want When I Want"

"Black Keyboard"

"White Nerd"

"You Are Pregnant, You Are Dead"

1 comment:

sleep for thought said...

I love the "under pressure" cover.