April 02  |  New York , USA

Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion Premiere

Extinction Meditation

for 7 percussionist and modular synthesizer


April 5  |  Los Angeles , USA

Human Resources

Xiu Xiu Noise set : featuring Elaine Carey & Juliette Amoroso (Telecaves), Tamaki Ueda (Banetoriko), Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo & Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu).


April 17 and 18  | Brisbane, Australia

Xiu Xiu plays the music of Twin Peaks

Cinema A, GOMA


April 19 | Brisbane, Australia

HEXA (Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart)

Play to Factory Photographs by David Lynch

Cinema A, GOMA


May 5 | Venice, Italy

Xiu Xiu plays the music of XIU XIU

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi/Venice Biennial


opening for Timber Timbre

May 12 – San Diego @Irenic

May 13 – LA @ The Regent

May 15 – SF @ The FIllmore

May 17 – Portland @ Wonder Ballroom

May 19 – Seattle @ Neumos

May 20 – Vancouver @ The Biltmore

May 21 – Vancouver @ The Biltmore

goodbye goodbye goodbye

merrill i wish you were dead

pig i wish you were dead

shika i wish you were dead

tuyet i wish you were dad

ian i wish you were dead

ryan i wish you were dead

mike i wish you were dead

fuck face i wish you were dead

dave i wish you were dead

mark i wish you were dead

kathryn i wish you were dead

tim i wish you were dead



from a Guide for the Perplexed~

Any final advice?

“i once saw a film celebrating the life of katherine hepburn, who i like as an actress. It was some kind of homage to her, but unfortunately it turns out she had these vanilla-ice-cream emotions. at the end she sits on a rock by the ocean and someone off camera asks her, “ms. hepburn, what would you like to pass on to the young generation?” she swallows, tears are welling. she takes a lot of time, as if she were thinking deeply about it all, then looks straight into the camera and proclaims: “listen to the song of life.” i was cringing so much it hurt, and still smart just thinking about it. it really couldn’t get any worse. hearing these words was such a blow that i wrote it into the minnesota declaration, article ten, which i repeat here and now for you. i look you right in the eye and say, “DON’T YOU EVER LISTEN TO THE SONG OF LIFE.”

werner herzog

europe tour dates

Tues 28.10.14 IT Bologna, Gender Bender fest @ Lokomotiv

NOTE: Bologna is a solo experimental set, the remaining dates are full band sets playing songs 2002-2004 and 2104 

Thurs 30.10.14 PL Warsaw, Cafe Kulturalna

Fri 31.10.14 CZ Prague, Strašnické Divadlo w/Freddy Ruppert

Sat 01.11.14 AT Ebensee, Kino

Sun 02.11.14 AT Vienna, WUK

Mon 03.11.14 CZ Budweiss, Ostinato

Tues 04.11.14 SI Ljubljana, Kino Siska

Wed 05.11.14 HU Budapest, GMK

Thurs 06.11.14 SERB Belgrade,Dom Omladine

Fri 07.11.14 MAC Art Skopje, Cinema Frosina

Sat 08.11.14 GR Thessaloniki, Mavri Trypa

Sun 09.11.14 GR Athens, Six Dogs

Tue 11.11.14 IT Lecce, Arci Rubik

Wed 12.11.14 IT Rome, Circolo degli Artisti

Thu 13.11.14 IT Milan, Masada

Fri 14.11.14 CH Bern, Dampfzentrale w/ Hidden Cameras
Sat 15.11.14 CH Le Locle, Lux

Sun 16.11.14 FR Clermont Ferrand, Raymond Bar

Tue 18.11.14 FR Paris, Espace B

Wed 19.11.14 DE Esslingen/Stuttgart, Komma

Thu 20.11.14 NL Le Guess Who, Utrecht (Swans event) w/Ben Frost, Silver Apples and Carla Bozulich

Fri 21.11.14 BE Brussels, Autumn Falls Festival, DNA


death cap!

while looking for mushrooms at the woodlawn cemetery in the bronx

david horvitz and i came a across


we carried it around in a paper bag for about an hour but

after baffled discussions regarding its origin,

i foolishly asked my mom, who works at a cemetery in sacramento,

what we should do.

she seemed very frightened and said we had to report it.

i gave it to a security guard who said casually, but over and over,

“you can get these things on the internet. probably some voodoo thing”

but he would not give it back to us.

it is odd to feel like a failure for not being nuts enough

and relief for having evaded the risk being haunted.