Radio

  • All genres
    • Hip-Hop
    • R&B
    • Electronic
    • Rock
Now Playing
Juan Ep, “"What's Going On With Ciph!"”
Now Playing
Lupe Fiasco, “Adoration of the Magi [ft. Crystal Torres]”
Now Playing
Travi$ Scott, “High Fashion [ft. Future]”
Now Playing
Lil Wayne feat. Migos, “Amazing Amy”
Now Playing
Kid Ink feat. Dej Loaf, “Be Real (prod. DJ Mustard)”
Now Playing
Ty $ign, “Stand For (DJ Mustard Remix)”
Now Playing
Charli XCX, “Doing It [ft. Rita Ora] (A.G. Cook Remix)”
Now Playing
Daniel Rossen, “July”
Now Playing
Marching Church, “Hungry For Love”

Best Singles Of 2008, #9 - Xiu Xiu Featuring Michael Gira "Under Pressure"

xiuxiutasteco_h01

Xiu Xiu are no strangers to strange cover versions, but they set their sights seemingly unreasonably high by taking on a song pretty much universally liked. Much more surprising, they pulled it off. The original was always about an interplay of voices, and here the effect is even more pronounced, balancing Jamie Stewart's expressive quaver against Michael Gira's (of Swans) staid resonance, and Caralee McEllroy's ringing clarity. And with a couple brief free sax solos worked into the perfect balance of pop and experimentation. --Nate Dorr

Xiu Xiu Featuring Michael Gira "Under Pressure"

Xiu Xiu - Under Pressure (Feat. Michael Gira)





Posted:
Best Singles Of 2008, #9 - Xiu Xiu Featuring Michael Gira "Under Pressure"