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La Foret Unquestionably unconventional, these indie darlings from San Jose, Calif., Xiu Xiu, once again bring an uncanny poignancy to their chorus of chaos on...La ForetIndie Rock Unquestionably unconventional, these indie darlings from San Jose, Calif., Xiu Xiu, once again bring an uncanny poignancy to their chorus of chaos on...2005-07-18
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La Foret

Genre: Indie Rock; Producer (group): 5 Rue Christine

Unquestionably unconventional, these indie darlings from San Jose, Calif., Xiu Xiu, once again bring an uncanny poignancy to their chorus of chaos on their fourth full-length, La Forêt. ”Pox” and ”Muppet Face” set Jamie Stewart’s plaintive whisper and delicate acoustic strums to a cacophony of lo-fi synths, kitchenware clangs, and otherworldly blips and whirls for an experience that’s at times quaintly dreamy, at others spastically nightmarish. Imagine Bright Eyes fed through a meat grinder — but in a good way.

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