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Xiu Xiu (US)

Xiu Xiu began in 2002 in San Jose, California by original members Lauren Andrews, Yvonne Chen, Cory McCulloch and Jamie Stewart. Current members are Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo, Ches Smith and Jamie Stewart. They are based in Los Angeles and New York.

Over the life of the band, the music has taken influence from noise, modern classical, the dance floor, post punk, experimental, minimalism, Asian percussion musics and American folk music. Frequently noted as well are the influences of the films of Todd Solondz, Shohei Imamura, David Lynch and Seijun Suzuki and the books of Elfriede Jelinek, V.S, Naipaul, Yukio Mishima and Ingeborg Bachmann.

The subject matter of their songs has been taken from the personal experienc...

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Let's Say We Did

Let’s Say We Did has been working in the periphery for a couple of years. Risen from the ashes of previous projects the band released a three track demo in 2008. Getting glowing praise from music blogers for it’s hook laden songs rooted in real rock’n’roll and was compared to everything from early Ryan Adams, Pavement, Silver Jews and Swedish acts such as Wannadies and Popsicle.

The band landed a few showcase gigs around Sweden and in the UK, playing at Sweden's biggest festival for unsigned bands the Rookiefestival in Hultsfred in late 2008. The songs started to spread and found their way to American producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Daniel Johnston, Low, etc) who offered to work with the band.

In 2010 about one and ...

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