Xiu Xiu have shared the video for “Scisssssssors,” the first single off their newly announced forthcoming album Girl with Basket of Fruit, out Feb. 8, 2019, on Polyvinyl.
Jamie Stewart stays agitated. Xiu Xiu may have become more transgressive over the years, but it’s hard to say they’ve become more aggressive, since there’s always been an angry disillusionment at the heart of Stewart’s work as the outfit’s main songwriter. “Scisssssssors” is par for the course, then, for the band. Beehive drum machines, tectonic bass hits and Stewart’s terrified whispers make for an interesting listen, to say the least.
The video, directed by the band’s own Angela Seo, is an equally interesting watch. Billed as act one of a three-video series, it references ancient mythology, ritual sacrifice and Caravaggian images, in keeping with the reference in the album’s title.
Watch “Scisssssssors” below and find the details of Girl with Basket of Fruit further down.
Girl with Basket of Fruit Album Art:
Girl with Basket of Fruit Tracklist:
01. Girl with Basket of Fruit
02. It Comes Out as a Joke
03. Amargi ve Moo
04. Ice Cream Truck
05. Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy
06. The Wrong Thing
07. Mary Turner, Mary Turner
09. Normal Love