Video: Xiu Xiu – “Pumpkin Attack On Mommy And Daddy”
Next month, art-pop freaks Xiu Xiu are releasing their latest album, Girl With Basket Of Fruit. We heard its lead single, “Scisssssssors,” late last year and today the amorphous band are sharing another new track from it, “Pumpkin Attack On Mommy And Daddy.” Per a press release, this one was primarily written by Angela Seo with contributions from Jamie Stewart and Elliott Reed. It’s a feverish electronic breakdown punctuated by spoken word rants.
The song comes with a music video that was directed by Seo and Anna Lian Tes. It’s a continuation of their visuals for “Scisssssssors,” repeating some of the same themes while adding more layers to the surreal and visceral imagery featuring tied-up bodies and brooms for hands and forced greens eating.
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Girl With Basket Of Fruit is out 2/8 via Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.