The xx just shared a new song, Chained, off the upcoming album, Coexist. The album is due out next month.
In case you missed it, here’s a demo of a new song by The xx called Open Eyes.
It was a bountiful year for finding good new bands. Rather than doing a traditional top 10 or 20 songs of the year, I’m going to devote at least a couple of posts this week to tracks that made my playlists.
For this first post, I’ll focus on bands I discovered for the first time in 2009. Portugal. The Man made a great retro-sounding song in People Say. I like almost everything the Builders and the Butchers put out (same goes for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart). Girls, The xx and Sin Fang Bous were pleasant surprises.
Here’s some of the year’s best.
Welcome to the 300th music blog post on Brit band The xx. There’s a huge amount of hype over this band, some of it deserved. The band has good stuff, particulary the song “Crystalised.”
Decide for yourself.
Download: Crystalised – The xx