Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof to cover Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Donaufestival
Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof to cover Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Donaufestival

Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof to cover Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Donaufestival

Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof covering Joy Division

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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:

Dinosaur Jr.

Mum

Glenn Branca

Tindersticks

Fuck Buttons

Alec Empire

The Ex

Cobra Killer

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