>The XX


The xx (pronounced “the ex ex”) are a three-piece band from London, England, United Kingdom, formed in 2005. They met while studying at Elliott School. Despite starting as a four-piece outfit, The xx became a trio when their second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi left the group in late 2009.

The group’s debut album, xx, was met with critical acclaim, achieving a rating of “Universal acclaim” on Metacritic. The album also ranked well on “best of the year” lists, placing ninth on the Rolling Stone list and second for NME.

The xx recorded xx in a small garage that was part of the XL studios, often at night, which contributed to the sleek, whispery nature of the album.

The xx’s song “Intro” was extensively used on television: most recently in the first episode of HBO/NHL series 24/7 Pens-Caps Road To The 2011 Winter Classic, as well as in an AT&T commercial featuring Apolo Anton Ohno; often during NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada; during the series Cold Case; for the BBC News Newsnight coverage of the 2010 general election.

The band played in five of North America’s most popular music festivals, Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.

Click the title of this post to download their debut album “XX”

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