Monday, November 30, 2009

Real Estate - Real Estate

The Jersey Shore is the backdrop for the new self-titled release from Real Estate. But don’t let the song titles fool you into thinking that this is a soundtrack for the hot, sandy, folly of youth. Yes, the album does work on that level, but it’s also very considered music that will lilt effortlessly with a chilly autumn wind. Chocked full of reverb, their hazy, lo-fi sound feels off-the-cuff, but buttoned up–like a band that really understands their sound.

Black Lake

Fake Blues

Green River

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The XX - XX

I didn’t want to buy into hype building around The XX. But a couple of listens to the album and I was sold. I didn’t want to use this word to describe the music,’s sexy. This band is making me do all kinds of things I didn’t want to do, and that’s reason enough to share them with you.

Crystalised (Removed by Request)
Basic Space (Removed by Request)
Infinity (Removed by Request)