The XX (pronounced “ex ex”) is a very cool, exciting band…which I rarely stretch in conversation these days.  As I mentioned, the sound is a like that of the Beach House, Black Box Recorder with a touch of early Cure (and I do mean a touch).  Am I just immune about new bands (perhaps naive) these days. Perhaps.  However, I like these London fours.

I just need my English sister-in-law’s official stamp.  Donna?

In my world, it’s xx radio on Pandora. All the time. Not to mention; I like that overly-chill, gentle, borderline pretentious sound of a woman crooning…

Yes, I love Eddie Vedder but even he must take a rest.

Rock and roll.