James "Jamie" Cyrus Stewart (born March 2, 1978) has gained fame as a member or guest of several seminal rock bands. One of the most prominent is the American musical group Xiu Xiu, as their singer and guitarist. Stewart is a former frontman of IBOPA and Ten in the Swear Jar and a current member of Former Ghosts. He was also a member of 7 Year Rabbit Cycle which has since disbanded. He is a native of Northridge, California, grew up in Los Angeles, California, and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. He is openly bisexual.
When IBOPA broke up, he and four other members went on to form Ten in the Swear Jar, which evolved into Xiu Xiu.
Stewart has contributed to many various one-time projects, including a voice-over for the experimental short film Hallelujah! Gorilla Revival. He also works as a producer and has produced albums for various indie bands, including The Shiny Diamonds, and railcars. Stewart has also collaborated with HORSE the Band, Shearwater, Grouper and Larsen.
In August 2012, Stewart disclosed a personal depression that had progressed to a level strong enough that he posted a message for his fans on the band's website, asking them for reasons to continue living.
In early 2013, Stewart announced that he would be releasing an album with Eugene Robinson of Oxbow under the name "Sal Mineo." They also announced that they would be touring together in Europe in February to promote the project. 
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