Unlike Anything You’ve Heard Before | “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy” by Xiu Xiu


Neelan Bosnic

Challenging yourself and listening to new music that’s out of your comfort zone is an important aspect of being an active music listener. The post-punk band Xiu Xiu has never been afraid to be controversial and take their music in new and bold directions. Experimental and frenetic, “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy” is a 5- minute whirlwind of rhythm and abstraction.

With verses like “How does a pig even walk back into the house/ with only one not broken leg? / pigs are gross / well, not you / you’re my pig.” You know you’re in for something a little wild.

Do I really know what any of this means? Not really. Is it interesting and unique? Absolutely.