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Donaufestival is an annual festival that takes place in lower Austria. A highlight of this year’s festival is going to be a performance by Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu who will cover Joy Division’s classic 1979 LP “Unknown Pleasures” in its entirety.
So, yeah, Xiu Xiu, Deerhoof, and Joy Division. Together. Here’s a message from their publicist about the peculiar circumstances regarding the collaboration:
It’s funny Xiu Xiu should ask Deerhoof to perform Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures with them. Just a short time before this, Deerhoof received a MySpace comment containing a Joy Division video and the words “COVER THIS”; and then a Facebook message asking when there would be a full-on collaboration between Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu. Add to this the sheer coincidence that Ian Curtis committed suicide on May 18, Greg Saunier’s birthday, and the conclusion seemed inevitable. – Tiny Mix Tapes
Also scheduled to perform (among many others) are: