However, there is a whole lot of cool and a whole lot of crazy out there that I can share with my readers. This blog is nothing if not eclectic.
To wit: a Facebook friend just turned me on to a band from England called The xx. I'm always up for new music which is artistic and well-composed, and in my heart I will always be a West Coast alternative kid. The xx pulls every single one of my musical triggers.
- Alternative, check.
- Male and female shared vocals, check.
- Minimalist yet melodic compositions, check.
- Distinctive bass work, check.
I absolutely love the pacing of the edit as it repeats with subtle variations every 8 bars. And the payoff at the end is brilliant.
The xx is just one of a slew of recent bands taking a cue from 1980s alternative, which makes me very, very happy.