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Monday, March 02, 2009

the xx


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Our friends at Beggars recently sent over some extremely promising new demos from four 19-year-olds from South London called The xx. The group recently signed to Beggars imprint Young Turks, and these wistful slow-jams are basically the exact opposite of all the noisy lo-fi stuff I've been posting lately. The Womack & Womack cover is especially recommended:

mp3:
the xx :: teardrops (womack & womack cover)
the xx :: stars (bedroom demo)

The xx's first 7" will be out soon, with a debut full-length to follow in September.

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elsewhere:

Thanks to commenter Rob Z for pointing out this relatively decent quality recording of new song "Ready, Able," from Grizzly Bear's BAM show over the weekend. Also, "Colorado" sounds incredible with the full orchestra.

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20 comments:

Blogger how to dress well said...

they suck ass

9:43 AM  
Blogger how to dress well said...

the second song is even worse than the first. this blog is starting to sliiiiiiiiiip.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how to dress well, your blog is the worst shit i've ever read

10:22 AM  
Anonymous i dress like a pimp said...

"they suck ass". gVb, you need to start putting music in terms of that which attempts to pull poop from someone's posterior with one's mouth and that which does not.

i think that will help you.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

all of these comments suck ass

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Rich said...

They're okay.. the production makes them sounds straight outta 1989 though..

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich, I think that's the point, that Womack song is from '88

10:59 AM  
Blogger fratster said...

One small step closer to redemption following all that wtf-fi.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this sucks.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

teardrops is HOT

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Colton said...

its boring

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

put some dog bite up please.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Daniel Yo said...

Yellow House is scarily good. Thanks for the link!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm at work and can't download the song, but my god, that's an american apparel ad i have not seen before. love it! the near nip-slip glory of it all!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the song VCR by the xx is amazing... it has been one of my favorites for a long time. i still don't know how i feel about the band's other work though... something about that song just works for me.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grizzly bear leaked

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto what Sarah said. Teardrops is super hot and going straight to the makeout playlist.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

That is a beautiful photograph.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Carles said...

I just read this thread and 'thought it was funnie'

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

the xx are awesome, really looking forward to the album.
I heard them DJ in the Isle of Wight, they went from My Bloody Valentine to Mariah Carey in three songs!
<3

9:14 AM  

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