20 January 2010

A Little Late on This One

The xx are a band from southern London, who managed to garner some serious acclaim in 2009. They started out with four members, but then someone left due to exhaustion. They didn't replace this character though, and now the xx are a three person outfit. P4K rated their first album as the third best of the year, and even clueless Rolling Stone put it in their top ten. Unfortunately, No Gift for the Gab is not a very relevant web log and as a result nothing on about this band has been reported on this site. Part of the reason for that is this writer's fear of buying in to hype, and the other explanation involves the fact that presently the financial situation at No Gift for the Gab is less than ideal and some sacrifices have to be made from time to time. 
The lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was announced yesterday, and the xx are on the bill. Other notable acts include Jay-Z, Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Spoon, Baroness, Dirty Projectors, and Beach House. Oh, and PAVEMENT!!!
Back to the xx. The band debuted a new video on P4K TV today. The song is called "VCR", and the moving images can be seen below.
And since we're all playing catch up, here are a few choice cuts off of the album.





For the record, I still haven't listened to this album in its entirety but so far it seems promising.

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