There's been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere about a band called The xx. I just recently sat myself down and dived into both of their albums on Spotify and I absolutely fell in love with them. Let's get to know them, shall we?
The xx is an indie band from London consisting of Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar) and Jamie Smith (beats, sampling). The group released their debut album, xx, in 2009 to rave reviews. They just released their second album, Coexist, in September. Their current single, "Angels," has been featured on hit CW shows such as 90210 and Gossip Girl. Sixteen year old singer Birdy, covered their song "Shelter" on her self-titled debut.
The xx deliver haunting melodies over chilling synth hooks. Grab your iPod and go listen to them at night while looking at the stars. Simply magical.