Xiu Xiu has shared a video for “Get Up”, off his forthcoming album, Forget. In the video you’ll see a woman lighting up a Molotov cocktail in an abandoned industrial area in California and hitchhiking her way to “Anywhere But Here”. The new clip was directed by Marty Marquez. He said the following about the video below.
“Get Up” was pulled together by my somehow convincing a bunch of people to bring their expertise, their thousands of dollars worth of equipment and blindly (stupidly?) trusting me with it. Shot outside of LA in a not-to-be-named industrial area, what you see is the product of a guerilla production at its finest; no permits, no permission, leaping fires, basically everything you’re NOT supposed to do when trying to fly under the radar. But, nobody, not even passing cops, gave us a second glance, even though a crew of 10 was following our beautiful actress around with a ridiculous amount of equipment on private property. Amazingly there were no injuries, no street hassles and we got what we needed.
“Get Up” has been recognized as one of the most powerful songs on Forget. Producer John Congleton commented, “While mixing this song I always had to hold back the tears everytime we got to the section where Jamie says two times, ‘You’re the only reason I was born.’ Jamie always has a way of saying something so succinct in a way that is soul crushing.”
Grab your copy of Xiu Xiu’s Forget HERE. Forget arrives February 24th via Polyvinyl.
Xiu Xiu 2017 Tour Dates
Mar. 16th – Los Angeles, CA – Union
Mar. 17th – Escondido, CA – A Ship in The Woods
Mar. 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Mar. 21st – Seattle, WA – Kremwork
Mar. 22nd – Portland, OR – Holocene
Mar 23rd – 26th – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
Mar. 30th – Detroit, MI – El Club
Mar. 31st – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
Apr. 1st – Jacksonville, FL – The Sleeping Giant Film Festival
Apr. 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Villain
Apr. 7th – Philadelphia, PA – Boot& Saddle
Apr. 8th – Harrisburg, PA – Cathedral Room at Der Maennerchor
Apr. 9th – Baltimore, MD – The Wind-Up Space
Apr. 11th – Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall
Apr.12th – New Haven, CT – Bar
Apr. 13th – Providence, RI – Colombus Theatre
Apr. 14th – Portsmouth, NH – 3SArtspace
Apr. 15th – Boston, MA – The Hardcore Stadium (Cambridge Elks Lodge)