A friend has been bugging me about The xx. I got home late tonight and put them on. Good timing. Their music is made for the last-scotch-of-the-night, winding down, droopy eyelids hour. The sound includes touches of electro, a dash of soul-bossanova, a little r&b and well-placed guitars all tied together by the guazey boy-girl vocals of Oliver Sim and Romy Croft. The London 4-piece plays a kind of downer-pop that may go down as my favorite release of the year. Thx QC.
The album will drop on XL on October 20th. Pre-order here.
What’s your favorite release of ’09 thus far?