For Record Store Day 2012 (April 21st), avant pop outfits Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches have joined forces for a split 7″ single. Xiu Xiu contributes a cover of Erasure’s 1994 hit “Always”, while Dirty Beaches take on “Tu Ne Dis Rien” by French cultural icon FranÃ§oise Hardy. Stream both tracks below (via Pitchfork).
Xiu Xiu – “Always” (Erasure)
Dirty Beaches – “Tu Ne Dis Rien” (FranÃ§oise Hardy)
Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches are on tour together for much of May and you can find the complete tour schedule at the former’s website.