Xiu Xiu | Yoyo Bye Bye (Why? Cover)

November 21, 2007 at 3:31 pm (Covers, Indie Rock, New Music, Xiu Xiu)

Xiu Xiu


edit: Woohoo! First takedown notice since April!

It’s always embarrassing when a cover of your song turns out better than the original, but I can’t decide if that embarrassment would be lessened or exacerbated if the cover is included on one of your releases. Why? have been left to ponder that dilemma, with their latest EP including a brilliant cover of Yoyo Bye Bye by Xiu Xiu. While Why?’s contributions to The Hollows are nothing to scoff at, Xiu Xiu effectively steal the show with their single track. Breathless and frantic vocals over claustrophobic electro/rock instrumentation makes for a winning combination, at least for Xiu Xiu.


Xiu Xiu – Yoyo Bye Bye.mp3 (Why? cover) (Removed upon request)

[From The Hollows EP, out Nov. 27th on Anticon]



  1. Ronald T. Clontle said,

    I strongly prefer the Why? original. Xiu Xiu isn’t cutting it for me. The Dump cover is better than this. Also the half-handed cloud medley is tops.

  2. d said,

    the Why? original is awesome. You are tripppppppppping.

  3. holm said,

    yeah the xiu xiu cover is great but the best track on the hollows is by torpedo or crohn’s i think

  4. dtbr said,

    looks like you’re outnumbered on this one, chief; the cover struck me as a work hastily executed on a whim, with little relation between the seemingly both improvised vocals and instrumentation, where Xiu Xiu’s forays into loose, fluid mania usually have some concrete in them.

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