The Other Xiu Drops

Xiu Xiu confronts the unbearable darkness of being

Yet even as he tries to come to terms with the boundaries between his life and his art, Stewart says he has no intentions of retreating from the band's stated purpose, or pulling any creative punches. In fact, he says, Xiu Xiu is already readying its next album, and the cover art is set to be a particularly terrifying rendition of Jesus with blood pouring from his eyes — a painting Stewart saw in Italy recently, and whose use on the cover, he explains, is meant to be a commentary on his disgust with the religious right.

"Oh I'm sure we'll get a ton of shit about it, but what else is new?" Stewart responds. "I'll just have to explain it regularly, but it's worth explaining. Some friends of mine think it's too over-the-top, but to me it seems like, with all the fucked-up stuff that's going on around me, how can I not be over-the-top?"

Jamie Stewart puts it all out there
Jamie Stewart puts it all out there

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performs Sunday, December 4. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, call 305-358-8007.
I/O, 30 NE 14th St, Miami

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