Thursday, September 3, 2009

The XX

The XX at Pianos

After hearing a bit of the buzz, I listened to the XX's debut album XX two times today. Despite the name I liked what I heard. The band from England creates music that's downbeat, minimalistic and sounds clean(if that makes sense) using subdued and interchanging male and female vocals, hypnotic guitar riffs, strong bass lines, a drum machine, and some keys. The album slowly brings you along and quietly reveals itself song by song. Its the kind of rare album you could listen to over and over again and always find something new. Check out a few of their songs at their myspace page and if you like what you hear pick up some tickets for their show at the Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, November 11th. I'll see you there.