The XX

WIN STUFF: Win 2 tix to see GRIZZLY BEAR and THE XX @ Merriweather Post Pavilion BEFORE YOU CAN BUY!

CONTEST CLOSED

Grizzly Bear and the xx are teaming up for a string of co-headlining shows, and we here in the DC area are lucky they're making their seventh and final stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion. With both bands' 2012 releases on our various year-end lists, you can guess just how excited we are about this announcement.

We can imagine you're equally as thrilled, and we have something that will make you even happier: the chance to win a pair of lawn tickets before the show even goes on sale!

All we ask is that you make room for us on your picnic blanket and do one of the following. Please note that only one entry per person will be counted.

1. Leave a comment below, using a valid email address, telling us what other awesome co-headliner shows you have seen.

2. Retweet this or tweet the following:

I'm entering to win 2 tix to see Grizzly Bear and the xx at Merriweather Post Pavilion! @ChunkyGlasses

3. Reblog this tumblr post and send us a tumblr message with your email address. 

A winner will be randomly chosen this Thursday evening, so make sure you enter soon!

Luck of the draw wasn't on your side? Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly


BEST OF 2012: Paul's Picks

10

Bob Mould - Silver Age

Best Tracks: Silver Age, The Descent

One of the true elder statesmen of rock, Bob Mould still knows how to turn out a kick ass album.  A pure blast of 90s tinged grunge/alt rock free from irony or nostalgia, Silver Age could have come out two decades ago and sounded right at home.  Fortunately for the music buying public, Bob was busy with Sugar back then and waited until this moment (when we really need it) to drop this impressive set of great guitar tracks on us all.  Put on your flannel, crank up the cd player, and enjoy.

 

9

Screaming Females - Ugly

Best Tracks: Doom 84, Red Hand

Holy hell does this album shred.  Marissa Paternoster has always had a way with a guitar (and by that, I mean she throttles her axe and aggressively squeezes every last ounce of sound out of the thing) and a great voice.  But on Ugly, she and the rest of the band graduated from the enjoyable if somewhat simplistic punk stylings of their earlier albums to produce a full throated beast of a guitar rock album.  From the stripped down nastiness of “Red Hand” and “It All Means Nothing” to the 7 and a half minute epic “Doom 84,” the album is perfect for any time you are in the mood for some old fashioned, grunge and punk inflected guitar rock. 

Unfortunately, Marissa has taken ill and has had to stop touring.  Here’s hoping she gets well and gets back to the concert circuit soon.

 


REVIEW: The XX - Coexist

Sometimes writing a review of an album can be difficult. If it’s terrible then that’s easy - just take aim at the weak spots and fire away. Likewise, if the album is simply off the charts good then all that is required is that the reviewer point the listener in the direction of said goodness and let their ears do the rest. But sometimes an album is great, but it’s really hard to pinpoint exactly why. The XX’s latest Coexist has that problem, and while it’s a good problem to have, it’s difficult to put into words exactly what makes this chilly yet soulful follow up to their 2009 debut just so satisfying.

SO I MADE YOU SOME MATH INSTEAD.

 

That’s science right there homey. You can test the theorem if you like, but that formula has been kicking around our labs for the past two weeks and has survived rigorous and detailed testing.


Episode 15: No Pantses Required

In which the gang takes a trip to late night radio, pants become an optional accessory and the winner of the Bob Dylan growl-alike contest is finally announced. PLUS!!! Discussion of new music from David Byrne and St. Vincent, The XX, David Wax Museum and some guy that goes by the name of Zimmerman. 

Episode 15: No Pantses Required"






REVIEWED

Bob Dylan
Tempest

Spotify

  • Kevin:
  • Andre:
  • Carrie:
  • Justin:
  • STREAM IT
  • PASS
  • PASS
  • PASS
  • The XX
    Coexist

    Rdio | Spotify

  • Kevin:
  • Andre:
  • Carrie:
  • Justin:
  • BUY
  • PASS
  • STREAM IT
  • STREAM IT
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent
    Love This Giant

    Rdio | Spotify

  • Kevin:
  • Andre:
  • Carrie:
  • Justin:
  • PASS
  • STREAM IT
  • PASS
  • STREAM IT
  • David Wax Museum
    Knock Knock Get Up

    Spotify

  • Kevin:
  • Andre:
  • Carrie:
  • Justin:
  • BUY IT
  • BUY IT
  • BUY IT
  • BUY IT