Ten in the Swear Jar, TITSJ, is an indie/experimental band derived from IBOPA and after the breakup, progressing to the still-active Xiu Xiu. The
band released two albums before breaking up in July 2000. Key members in the band include Jamie Stewart and Cory McCulloch. Several songs from
the band have been made into songs currently in the roster of Xiu Xiu. The band is often deemed experimental from the use of accordion and
saxophone in their music, the general mood is low-key and molten. The music of TITSJ may be viewed as more accessible than that of Xiu Xiu, and
likewise, the band proved to be a developing point for Jamie Stewart's musicianship. Jamie's vocal development is noted throughout the discography,
and the experimental ways that became Xiu Xiu are formed.