Arizona mainstays XIXA are ready to emerge from the darkest, dustiest depths of the desert and bring their uniquely mysterious brand of psychedelia to the masses. The six-piece is announcing the release of their upcoming EP The Code this February 15, opening the door with the title track, available to stream today. XIXA blends psych-rock, cumbia, goth rock, cowboy folk and windswept desert blues into a dark, simmering occult stew, mesmerizing the listener.
Fittingly, their theatrical sound meets its visual match in their long history of collaborating with fellow Tucsonan and internationally renowned artist Daniel Martin Diaz, who designed the artwork for The Code and directed their acid-soaked spaghetti western“Tombstone Rashomon” video.
XIXA will be playing two Arizona release shows – one in their home base of Tucson at the historic Club Congress, and one in Phoenix at Valley Bar. The band will also be heading east to Austin in March for SXSW – stay tuned for more info. Trust the Tucson locals – a XIXA show is unlike any other, not to be missed.