Skinny Wolves Present: Xiu Xiu & Former Ghosts
Friday 29 October, 8pm Grand Social
Tickets €12 from tickets.ie / City Discs and Sound Cellar
Jamie Stewart, Ches Smith and new full-time band member Angela Seo make up the current incarnation of American gothic pop band Xiu Xiu. Join them as they play tracks from their tenth album, Dear God, I Hate Myself, which includes four tracks produced on a Nintento DS. Although words such as ‘harsh’ and ‘brutal’ are frequently applied to the central themes of their songs, the album has been produced with a refined, intricate and beautiful approach. Expect intensity and introspection.
Special Guests Former Ghosts is the new synth-pop project from Los Angeles-based electronic music composer and producer Freddy Ruppert (This Song Is a Mess But So Am I). Debut single ‘Hold On’ was described by Pitchfork as sounding like “what might’ve happened to Joy Division if Ian Curtis had bought a Casio and a four-track and fired the rest of the band.” Collaborators on the project’s first album ‘Fleurs, include Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Nika Roza of Zola Jesus and Yasmine Kittles of Tearist.
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