The cover off Xiu Xiu's 2003 album A Promise features a Vietnamese sex worker, who Jamie paid to take photos holding a baby doll in his hand, while visiting Hanoi.
The Chinese name Xiu means 'beautiful, elegant, grace, cultivated'. It can be used as either a boys or a girls name.
Seo joined Xiu Xiu in 2009, and has contributed to every studio project by the band since The Air Force (which she wrote lyrics for). The first album contributed to by Seo as a member of Xiu Xiu was 2010's Dear God, I Hate Myself.
The band's name comes from the film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl. The band found its first tracks to match the "rotten realness" spirit of the film, "that sometimes life turns out with a worst possible case scenario". Stewart said Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car", which Xiu Xiu covered on A Promise, had a similar theme.