The two biggest constants throughout Xiu Xiu's catalog are honesty and evolution. This
remains true with "Dear God, I Hate Myself" as it delivers a look at responsibility, fear, healing, and societal roles wrapped in rich gothic pop music. The sound is still distinctly Xiu Xiu, but Jamie Stewart's vocals are finally effortless paired with vibrant melodies full of subtlety and the distinct sonic accents expected of this anticipated Xiu Xiu release. The result is a record that proves that art can be pop and pop can challenge you to look inside yourself.
Stewart is joined by new full-time band member Angela Seo on piano, synth, and drum programming; with production handled by Jamie and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier. Together they've crafted a fully-grown sound for "Dear God, I Hate Myself" with elements from Goth and pop that are expertly performed by a crop of brilliant musicians.