San Jose, CA, United States
Xiu Xiu /ˈʃuːʃuː/ is an American experimental group originally from San Jose, California. The band was formed by singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who has been its only constant member since its inception. As of 2009, his bandmates have been Angela Seo and Shayna Dunkelman. The band's name comes from the film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl. The band found its first tracks to match the "rotten realness" spirit of the film, "that sometimes life turns out with a worst possible case scenario". Stewart said Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car", which Xiu Xiu covered on A Promise, had a similar theme.