Xiu Xiu are known for (among other things) taking well known songs, completely obliterating them and then rebuilding them from the ground up. So what happens when a handful of bands get the chance to do the same to their songs? Find out on April 10th when 5RC releases Xiu Xiu Remixed & Covered, a double album that features one disc of covers and one disc of remixes. Among the artists involved are Kid 606, Devendra Banhart, and Why?, but I think Sunset Rubdown's version of "Apistat Commander" (from Xiu Xiu's second album A Promise) is the definite standout. I also enjoyed Her Space Holiday's take on "I Luv The Valley OH!", and Xiu Xiu's own demented cover of New Order is included for the sake of posterity.
» Bonus Track: Her Space Holiday - I Luv the Valley OH!
» Bonus Track: Xiu Xiu - Ceremony (New Order cover)
» Pre-order it on Amazon