March 30, 2012

Hear New Sound: Xiu Xiu's "Always" (Erasure Cover) / Dirty Beaches' "Tu Ne Dis Rien" (Françoise Hardy Cover)

As you're well aware by now, Record Store Day is just around the corner, going down on Saturday, April 21st (full list of releases here.) Xiu Xiu, who've already released one of the years Recommended LPs in Always, are teaming up with future tourmates and fellow avante-pop act Dirty Beaches for an exclusive split 7" single made especially for the independent music retailer vinyl celebration. On the A-side, Jamie Stewart quivers his way through the 1994 hit single (and coincidentally named) "Always" by UK synth-pop duo Erasure while the flip side features Alex Zhang Hungtai's murky, lo-fi spin on "Tu Ne Dis Rien" by iconic French artist Françoise Hardy. Hear the tracks below and head out to your nearest RSD-participating record shop on 4/21 to get these two unique artists' distinctive contributions.

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