The Bowery Presents
The xx

The xx

Chairlift

Fri, October 26, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Loews Paradise Theater (Bronx, NY)

Bronx, NY

$42

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This event is all ages


Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the Mercury Lounge or Music Hall of Williamsburg box offices

The xx
The xx
London, summer, 2009: The xx arrive with their debut album ‘xx’ – a whole new sound of love, loss and longing. The xx are four kids who formed at London’s Elliot School in 2005, the south-west comprehensive that by now you may well be aware produced the likes of dubstep enigma Burial, Hot Chip, and Fourtet’s Kieren Hebden: Three alumni, that whilst their ten academic years apart prevents any real affiliation, share a peculiar artistic thread with their high school’s newest heroes, Each have innovated: setting their own musical agenda with a unique fusion of synthetics and live instrumentation to powerful, alien effect. But alone The xx stand, not only in the singularity of their influences and sound, but in the universal resonance of their music.

Gingerly dodging the storm cloud of hype hysteria that plagues seemingly every other new buzz act of the moment, Romy Madley Croft (lead vocals, guitar), Oliver Sim (lead vocals, bass), Baria Qureshi (keyboards, guitar) and Jamie Smith (beats, samples) are edging into our hearts. Their unique make-up is a second nature marriage of 2009’s urban/guitar tribes, in one corner fluttering new wave inspired reverberation, in the other, plumes of textured, post-dubstep sub-bass and figuratively, their defining core of rich R&B vocal textures.

Their debut album ‘xx’ will be released on XL Recording’s bleeding edge Young Turks imprint (Holy Fuck, Gang Gang Dance, El Guincho). Eschewing big name producers and studios, ‘xx’ sees Jamie continuing in the producer role he’s asserted since The xx’s conception, tweaking and refining the band’s beautifully crafted songs into a debut record that’s utterly contemporary and undeniably timeless. The enveloping, vocal partnership of best friends and songwriters Romy and Oliver is one that would’ve dropped-jaws in any decade, and set amidst a shivering soundscape of beats and plucks, their bedroom-reared concrete-soul is being justly heralded as the UK’s most original and treasured alt-pop artifact of late.

‘xx’ will be preceded by a new single ‘Basic Space’ on 3rd August. Meanwhile, having recently toured with The Big Pink and Micachu & The Shapes, The xx will play a handful of highly anticipated shows throughout the summer.
Chairlift
Chairlift
Critically acclaimed pop duo Chairlift has released new music in the form of the infinitely danceable “Ch-Ching.” The R&B laced, vibrating drum infused pop track serves as the first musical offering from their forthcoming album Moth, which will be released in January 2016 via Columbia Records. Although the single is the first work to be released from Chairlift in three years, the duo – comprised of writer/producers and multi-instrumentalists Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly – has hardly been quiet. They collaborated with Beyoncé on her groundbreaking self-titled album via the track “No Angel,” which was written and produced by Caroline and co-produced by Patrick. Caroline released and toured Arcadia, a self-produced solo album under the alias Ramona Lisa and collaborated with SBTRKT, Blood Orange and others, while Patrick produced and collaborated with artists such as Solange Knowles, Wet, Kelela, and Tei Shi.

An evolution from their last album, 2012’s Something, Moth proves to be an emotionally uninhibited and markedly stronger, more pop inspired body of work. A very New York City inspired album, listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of big, rich pop inspired hooks, vibrating bass, lively brass and sensuous R&B inspired vocals, all anchored in the duo’s meticulously crafted instrumentation.
Venue Information:
Loews Paradise Theater (Bronx, NY)
2403 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY, 10468