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Posts Tagged ‘The XX’
Three cool bands are playing the same night in Philly, but guess what? You can easily see them all! Here’s how:
You can rock the f*ck out with Texas’ White Denim at their FREE Art in the Age in-store at 2pm, or see them at an early KFN show (probably 9:30-ish). Then hustle over to Voyeur (formerly Pure Nightclub) and see the disco-happy-proggers Phenomenal Hand Clap Band (11:30) who are opening for England’s newest blog phenoms The XX during Making Time.
Have a listen to all three bands below and do your best to catch them all live!
White Denim – “I Start to Run”
The XX – “VCR”
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “15 to 20″
Beautifully done. Grab their excellent s/t album here...may be the best of the year.
(via the music slut)
Admittedly, I am a little late getting into London’s The xx, in comparison with other blogs, but who really gives a shit, right? The fact is their minimalist, soulful electronic sounds are growing on me and I am becoming addicted. Boy/girl vocal trade-offs? Yes, please. Perhaps their intent was to create seductive, down-tempo music that slowly wins us over. In any case, it’s working…as are the two remixes by Astromoner and Lunice. The former is more acid-house and the latter more electro with some added glitchiness. Great stuff!