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PHOTOS: The Xx Reveals Honest Confession Beneath Erotic Guise

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 10:28 AM

Among the over-layered, sample-stuffed, dubbed-to-death, remix-ready offerings of the current blogosphere, the xx's songs stand sparse and understated, boldly baring catchy, pop-oriented hooks and simple, repetitive choruses.

Sure, I know that a quick hype-machine search will produce scores of xx remixes, but that's only the...

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Harlem Hardly Pleases At Siren Festival

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 10:27 AM

Harlem wasted no time after sauntering onto Siren's Stillwell Stage one minute before 5:30--they grabbed their instruments, belched out a few test-riffs, and plunged into their hit, "Friendly Ghost."

The song detonates with Michael Coomer's rolling drum pattern before Curtis O'Mara whines: "I live in...

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Sleigh Bells Brings Their A Machines To Milk Studios (DOWNLOAD FREE MP3)

(1) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 9:30 PM

Although they were only a small part of an overstimulating, overwhelming bill that included M.I.A., Neon Indian, Interpol, Mark Ronson, Die Antwood, Tame Impala, The Rapture, and other acts, along with high profile film screenings and visual installations, the performance I was most excited to see at the...

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Wavves Crash The Knitting Factory In Brooklyn (DOWNLOAD FREE MP3)

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2010 | 11:39 AM

Out of last night's 20 inaugural Northside Festival shows within the four-mile radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Wavves was the only headliner to sell-out days in advance. Wavves, the project of 23-year-old San Diego-native Nathan Williams, first set the indie blogosphere buzzing less than two years...

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