The Air Force is an upcoming Xiu Xiu album to be released on September 15th and is produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof.
The album's name was picked so that Google-generated ads would bring up advertisements paid for by the US Armed Forces and therefore waste the warmonger's money on Xiu Xiu fans who are intelligent and well versed in global politics, capitalism, and empire. It was chosen to be released as close as possible to September 11 as a remembrance of the New York tragedies and the 1973 horrendous overthrow of the democratically elected Allende in Chile. The image of Jesus references Salvador Allende and his two tear filled eyes represent the Twin Towers of New York. Much of Xiu Xiu's symbolism is derived by radical leftist politics and rigorous visual theory along the lines of Barthes, Deleuze, Guatarri, and Foucault. This album contains Xiu Xiu's first instrumental, "Saint Pedro Glue Stick," an assemblage of bird calls and Japanese koto. Another first, Caralee McElroy sings her first song on a full length. The song "Wig Master" uses lyrics that were originally intended for a Vincent Gallo film that was scheduled to be released in 2007. When Stewart found out Gallo was a Republican he refused to work with him.