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Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Duo Electronic Avant-garde



The best kept secret in music


"Strict Tempo tonight: Vox Sinistra hosts with live set from Xibling"

With a stylistic range across an electro-spectrum from the darker reaches of darkwave to the poppier side of New Order-esque electro pop, the upshot is that if Xibling’s electro-oscillations don’t get your body oscillating wildly then you may need to visit your local testing center and make sure your heart is still beating—an effect that’s only heightened when you see Xibling doing their thing live because high energy is too mild a term for their performative posture. - The Deli Magazine

"Portland Synthpunk Duo Xibling Tangle Themselves in Intrigue with “Maladjusted”"

An intriguing offering from the duo, completely in their own plane of existence, a refreshing approach to experimental songwriting. - Post-punk.com

"A Very Welcome Addition to the New Electronic Music Landscape"

We recently discovered and HIGHLY RECOMMEND the electro-pop duo Xibling from Portland, OR who have taken advantage of the lockdown to present brand new songs performed live from what looks like a local art space, thoughtfully decorated with magnetic tape.

Julian Thieme and Moriah West create a seductive mix of dark fun, fashion and frequencies with a splash of spunky attitude, that to these ears recalls early Depeche Mode, OMD, DAF, Kas Product, Peaches and Miss Kittin. Add a captivating vocal range, poignant lyrics, a modern electrowave twist and some entrancing harmonic and melodic smarts and you have yourself a very welcome addition to the new electronic music landscape. - Definitive Gaze

"Portland-based Avant-garde Synth Duo Xibling Return with more Livestreams in Quarantine"

Portland-based synth duo Xibling are a frenzy of unfettered creative energy, that has been hard to contain during this global pandemic. - Post-Punk.com

"Portland Duo Xibling Weave a Web of Jazz Infused Synthpunk on Their “Yesbody” EP"

Rather than rehashing ideas already explored, vocalist Moriah West and instrumentalist Julian Thieme have assembled their music from the core components that made eclectic synth music exciting during the 80s, while diving headlong into the 21st-century avant-garde. - Post-punk.com

"Tear Into Xibling’s Pulsing New EP ‘Yesbody’"

Appropriately simple bass buzzes set the mood for the matter-of-fact meta analysis provided by Moriah West’s always effected vocals that waiver in between lackadaisical stage-setting and blown out hollering. Electro-wizard Julian Thieme uses perfect filigree as accoutrement, providing perfectly timed filter sweeps that climax into instant stops and bass drops. - Cvlt Nation

"Xibling Premieres “Sheets Of White Paper” Music Video | Interview With The Band"

Portland based electronic duo Xibling are gracing the world with their music video premiere of “Sheets of White Paper” off their Light Pollution EP which just dropped yesterday! Often compared to Diamanda Galas and Nina Hagen by locals, Xibling are a truly crazy, unstoppable force. I was immediately sold the first time I saw them [...] “I feel like I’m among demigods” and I stand by that statement. There is something otherworldly about Xibling. - Post-Punk.com

"Xibling InterView: Catharsis. Connection. rEvolution."

Dawn Woodkill, on behalf of ReGen Magazine, had a chance to preview the duo’s debut release, Ground Zero, and found the sound to be reminiscent of ’80s synthpop with incredibly fun and catchy beats and soundscapes. Speaking with Xibling members Julian Thieme and Moriah West, we get to find out about the pair’s music, PIGFest, and Xibling’s plans to transform relationships of various machines. - regenmag.com


  • Ground Zero EP - May 2018
  • Light Pollution EP - September 2018 
  • Yesbody EP - September 2019
  • Yesbody Remixed - January 2020
  • Livestreams in Quarantine - May 2020
  • Livestreams in Quarantine Vol. 2 - August 2020
  • Livestreams in Quarantine Volume Three Point Zero One - February 2021
  • Maladjusted EP - March 2021



Frenetic Synth Beat Femme Poet Scream Pop for the Apocalypse.
Live/sequenced adhd electronic pop, no computer, no backing tracks. High energy, higher drama, lyrically unabashed vocals ranging from siren to pixie to banshee with real time vocal effects contortions.

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