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Xiu Xiu link with Liars' Angus Andrew on new cut "Rumpus Room"

04 March 2021, 15:09 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Xiu Xiu have joined forces with Angus Andrew of Liars for their latest OH NO album release "Rumpus Room".

"Rumpus Room" is the second taster of Xiu Xiu's OH NO album of duets, following January's Liz Harris collaboration "A Bottle of Rum".

The new track, which features Liars' Angus Andrew, is teamed with a video directed by Xiu Xiu’s Angela Seo.

Seo says of the track and video, "Does everyone have a deep personal childhood association with Flamin' Hot Cheetos, or just me? One of the first things I shoplifted as a kid was a bag of FHC. I once bet my cousin I could finish an entire Party Size bag in one sitting; I won the bet but lost my sense of taste for a couple days. I was a latchkey kid and would ditch school and often go to the 7-eleven by our apartment, where some 20-year-old kid who didn't give a crap would be working and watch me play their single arcade game - Marvel vs. Capcom - in the corner as long as I bought a slurpee and FHC. Sometimes in my old teenage journals, I find flamin' red dusted fingerprint smudges among melodramatic poems and fake runaway notes. All that intersected perfectly with the "Rumpus Room" song, and part II story of the video trilogy (1st being "A Bottle of Rum")."

Their upcoming OH NO album will feature duets with Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe, Alice Bag, Circuit des Yeux, Owen Pallett, Twin Shadow, along with members of Deerhoof, Drab Majesty, Liars, Shearwater and more.

Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart says of the album, "The guest stars of OH NO reflect the types of people, and many of the very same, who helped remind me that the ratio of beautiful humans to shitty humans is more like 60/40 rather than what I have always assumed was 1/99. Although there is an ‘I HATE PEOPLE’ pin on my guitar strap, I hate them less now."

"Rumpus Room" featuring Liars' Angus Andrew is out now. Xiu Xiu's OH NO duets album will arrive via Polyvinyl on 26 March, and is available to pre-order now.
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