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.