credit: Puspa Lohmeyer

XIXA - The Code

For their new, four-track EP XIXA - Tucson’s dark, dusty gothic overlords - reached further into the desert, into their instruments, and into their words to carve a more grandiose space for their cumbia-tinged psychedelic rock to swell. The guitar-slinging six-piece from the deep Southwest combine gritty guitars, the bumping grind of chicha, and windswept desert blues into a mesmerizing stew, The Code being the next step in their evolution. A swirling, raw collection of songs, intense and sun bleached yet shot through with an inky gothic horror, it’s XIXA at their potent, eclectic best.

“their desolate Americana, gritty guitars, and cumbia comes together perfectly”
“...a heavy, reverbed, twangy chicha Spaghetti Western sheen, mystery vocals emerging from the clouds”
“...different cultures can come together to manifest something that can move the listener beyond words.”
CVLT Nation
“A deep groove of untamed cumbia, with a side of blistering spaghetti western soundtrack”

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Psychedelic
From: Tucson, AZ