Shortly after the release of the all Nina Simone cover album, NINA, via Graveface Records, Xiu Xiu announced an all new original album called Angel Guts: Red Classroom, which is coming out February 4th, via Polyvinyl (Bella Union in Europe).
Like their previous naked Asian man cover, A Promise, or uncomfortable Women As Lovers, this upcoming album subject matter is along the same sexual deviant line, namely that the title was taken from a strange Japanese erotic noir film, Angel Guts: Red Classroom. The movie's subject deals with racialized sex, double suicide, double penetration, criminality, fear of physical harm, etc. Yep, this sounds just like a typical Xiu Xiu album!
Angel Guts: Red Classroom is coming out on CD, 180-Gram Clear Vinyl, Cassette, and Digital. Collectors will want to get their hands on the 180-Gram Clear Red, which is limited to 500 copies only through PolyvinylRecords.com.
02/19: Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
02/20: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
02/21: Felton, CA @ Don Quixote's
02/22: SF, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
02/24: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
02/25: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
02/26: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
02/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/01: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/02: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
03/03: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
03/05: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
03/06: Madison, WI @ Frequency
03/07: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
03/08: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
03/09: Toronto, ON @ Garrison
03/10: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
03/11: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
03/13: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/14: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll
03/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
03/16: Richmond, PA @ Gallery 5
03/17: Raleigh, NC @ Kings
03/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/20: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
03/21: Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
03/22: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
03/24: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
03/25: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03/26: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Joanne Joanne is an all-female Duran Duran cover band from London. Their name comes from the fact that two of the women are named Joannes: Joanne Bevan on vocals, Joanne Gate-Eastley on bass, Mel Woodson drums, Lolo Wood on keys, and Charley Stone on guitar.
The thing with Joanne Joanne is that they only cover Duran Duran from their 1981-1982 period, and they don't do the hit song, "Rio". Instead, they'll do oddities and the b-sides.
Joanne Joanne will be playing The Lexington on Friday the 13th, details at wegottickets.com.
02/08/14 Duckie, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Vauxhall, London