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Watch: Xiu Xiu’s video for “Black Dick” is Not Safe For Life

on February 11, 2014, 1:54pm

“Happy Valentine’s Day” writes Xiu Xiu of their new video “Black Dick”, off their latest LP, Angel Guts: Red Classroom.

And thus ends the Safe For Work portion of our article.

Premiering today on, the video features footage of various sexual fetishes, some of which I’m not even going to begin to describe. The band’s intention was to create a narrative on sexual objectification:

being fetishized, fetishizing other people, enjoying the power of being a sexual object, wondering if that is good for you, enjoying the thrill of finding an ultra specific desire, wondering if that is acceptable, feeling ashamed of one’s body, feeling love for the desirability of one’s own body, feeling ashamed for objectifying a person’s body part, feeling fulfilled by someone who is cranked up by being objectified, feeling fulfilled by someone objectifying you in the bedroom, being proud of who you are, being afraid of what you want, being unafraid of what you want, considering, all the while, is this good or bad and not knowing if you care?

Xiu Xiu stresses that neither of their record labels, Polyvinyl or Bella Union, are associated with this video. In response to to accusations that the song is racist, the band writes, “to my astonishment and disappointment at the raw dumbness of some people, there has been mention of this song being racist. if you don’t think it is, please do not demean yourself by continuing to read this. if you do, here is a hand holding and knuckle heads explanation.”

Anyhow, click here to watch the video.