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Album Review: Xylos - Xylos


(1000x Records)

There are only a handful of records these days that can strattle the thin line between being an interesting indie band and having mainstream potential. Far too often a band will fall on one side or the other. Either an indie band strives for a mainstream sound while ending up boring, or they just are a little too weird for the average listener. With their self-titled debut, Xylos walk this fine line with amazing success.

The band's sound is similar to Chairlift, another act that walked that fine line--and went from indie to major in a single album, with dreamy indie pop sounds mixed with soothing female vocals. "Darling Dearest" kicks off the record with a quiet guitar and peppy tempo, practically begging for the listener to dive in deeper.

Any of these songs could be a single, and if there's any justice in this world, this album will be a huge hit. Here's hoping these release draws the attention of the masses.

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