Posts Tagged ‘The xx’

djeddieo volume 17 is up!!

…and I found this great new player, which should be playing right now.

Most of these artists and songs have been blogged about here recently, or at least since volume 16 posted in July (I’ve been busy….I ran the NYC Marathon!) Some notable exceptions……

Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Doolittle is my new fave cute young female vocalist with breathy London accent (you can never have enough of those!) Her EP is now available on iTunes, and of course you should check out her website and MySpace page. “Rollerblades” is my favorite track, but “Skinny Genes” was a close second, with it’s neat use of whistling….somewhat easier to duplicate that PB&J’s “Young Folks” for sure!

The xx

The xx have already morphed from a four piece to a trio, losingĀ  keyboardist Baria Qureshi, who cited exhaustion as her reason for leaving. The band says she will not be replaced, but as long as vocalists Oliver Sim and Romy Madley-Croft remain, I’m a listener. Third member Jamie Smith produced the album. Check the website and MySpace, especially for “Christalized”, my close second choice here.

Datarock

Norwegian duo Datarock are unabashed fans of Talking Heads, and the track I included on 17, “True Stories” has been called “an experimant that shouldn’t have worked”. The lyrics are nothing but Talking Heads song titles, and it works beautifully. Check the MySpace and website for more dirt on them, Fredrik Saroea and Ket III.

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