Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sunset Rubdown covers Xiu Xiu, tours, is great.

I did a little coverage of Sunset Rubdown way back in August, and at the end of 2006 Shut Up I Am Dreaming was my obvious favorite for album of the year. The Montreal foursome led by Spencer Krug recently lent their talents to the upcoming Remixed and Covered, an extensive two-disc set packed with remixes and covers of songs by the California-based experimental indie band Xiu Xiu. The album will be one last hurrah for Kill Rock Stars sister label 5RC, who will shut their doors sometime after the release of Remixed and Covered on April 10th.

From Remixed and Covered:

Sunset Rubdown - "Apistat Commander" (Xiu Xiu)

Xiu Xiu - "Hello From Eau Claire" (Gold Chains Remix)

The gang will also stay busy in 2007 while playing a handful of live dates around the U.S. Luckily for us Texans there will be two local tour stops, don't miss your chance.

Xiu Xiu dates:

Sun, Mar 25 Phoenix, Paperheart
Mon, Mar 26 Tucson, Solar Culture
Tue, Mar 27 Santa Fe, TBD
Wed, Mar 28 Oklahoma City Conservatory
Thu, Mar 29 Austin, Emo's (Tickets)
Fri, Mar 30 Baton Rogue, Red Star Bar
Sat, Mar 31 Birmingham, Bottle Tree Cafe
Sun, Apr 1 Murfreesboro, Casa Burrito
Mon, Apr 2 Durham, Duke Coffee House
Tue, Apr 3 Wilmington, bella festa
Wed, Apr 4 Washington, THE ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
Thu, Apr 5 Baltimore, Ottobar
Fri, Apr 6 Philadelphia, The First Unitarian Church
Sat, Apr 7 Cambridge, T.T. The Bear's
Sun, Apr 8 New York, Bowery Ballroom
Wed, Apr 11 Montreal, Lambi

Xiu Xiu/Sunset Rubdown dates (all with Katie Eastburn):

04-12 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
04-13 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
04-14 Bloomington, IN - WIUX Culture Shock at Indiana University
04-16 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
04-17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04-19 Seattle, WA - Neumos
04-20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04-22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04-23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04-24 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

Sunset Rubdown dates (all with Katie Eastburn):

04-25 Phoenix, AZ - Modified
04-27 Austin, TX - Emo's (Tickets)
04-28 Denton, TX - Hailey's
04-30 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
05-01 Charleston, SC - Map Room
05-02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
05-03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
05-04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-05 Cambridge, MA - Middle East

Sunset Rubdown performs "Stadiums and Shrines II" live in Chicago


Anonymous said...

the april 14th show is actually WIUX Culture Shock, not WUIX, and it is totally free. More information, like the other acts, can be found at