Friday, January 29, 2021

Xiu Xiu / Liz Harris - "A Bottle of Rum"


Xiu Xiu and Liz Harris have some rather devoted followers and are underground legends in transcendent, often dark music. Seeing them pair up feels like a true dream.

While this track is a collaboration, it belongs to Xiu Xiu's upcoming record which is actually a record made entirely of the duo collaborating with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Alice Bag, Owen Pallet, Chelsea Wolfe and more. The first offering from the record is a tune that Jamie Stewart wrote on banjo while listening to Grouper's "Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping" so it feels natural that Liz would wind up on the track as well. This one wraps you up in a blanket of sound that grooves just enough to get things shaking a bit more than you'd expect and feels like a wonderful surprise of bliss.

Oh No is out March 26 via Polyvinyl.

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