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XXL (Xiu Xiu + Larsen) Announce New Album, Share New Song “Queen of Koalas”

‘Puff O’Gigio’ Due Out December 7 via Bad Paintings

Oct 09, 2018 Larsen
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XXL is a collaboration between Xiu Xiu and Italian experimental band Larsen. They have announced a new album, ‘Puff O’Gigio’, and shared a new song from it, instrumental track “Queen of Koalas.” ‘Puff O’Gigio’ is XXL’s fourth album and is due out December 7 via Bad Paintings. Check out “Queen of Koalas” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the band’s upcoming European tour dates.

Xiu Xiu released their last album, FORGET, in 2017 via Polyvinyl.

‘Puff O’Gigio’ was written and performed by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Jamie Stewart, Marco Schiavo, Paolo Dellapiana, and Roberto Maria Clemente, and was “enriched by sonic contributions” by Angela Seo of Xiu Xiu. Paul Beauchamp recorded and mixed the album at O.F.F. Studio Torino, in Italy, and it was mastered by James Plotkin.

A press release describes the album as such:

‘Puff O’Gigio’ is a mythological, genetically modified character - a cross between the notorious Belgian 2-apple sized blue creatures and the equally popular Italian talking and dancing mice. The album inhabits the same colourful, intersectional world as the character, telling stories of wild animals, dub echoes, feminist art(ists), alternative ecosystems and assorted fetishes.

“The fantasy themes are matched with equally fanciful music. Written and recorded in a single week in Italy, the album sounds like listening in to someone else’s dream. Powered by a constant sense of yearning and a sense of needing to break free from some unseen chains, this album swings from unabashed pop to clanging experimentalism, to moments of exorcism.”

‘Puff O’Gigio’ Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Ghost Maid
3. Interlude
4. Carissimo
5. To Carol Rama
6. Polar Bear Boogie Part 1
7. Polar Bear Boogie Part 2
8. Welcome To My Planet
9. Lemoning
10. Queen of Koalas
11. Outro

XXL Tour Dates:

19 November - Hamburg @ Kampnegel
20 November - Copenhagen @ VEGA
22 November - Prague @ Underdogs
25 November - Turin @ Magazzino sul Po

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