THE XX | LAST CHRISTMAS (WHAM! COVER)
The way this band can eschew traditional melodies to suit their aesthetic amazes us every time. Today, in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, The xx took to covering a Christmas classic, Wham’s ”Last Christmas”.
They took the festive albeit, cheesy George Michael hit and turned it into a gentle and minimalistic record, with intense, whispering vocals and echoing guitars with a classic beat making it sound nothing less than an xx hit. Check it out (above)!
THE XX | ANGELS
Indie Pop sensation, The xx, have dropped the next tune from their upcoming album Coexist (out 9/10/12 in the UK), a serenely minimalistic cut entitled “Angels.” It’s vintage Romy & co., as the trio presents the nuts and bolts of their preferred aesthetic, which turns up Romy’s haunting vocals and mellows the bass and Jamie’s production.