Brooklyn 5-piece Xylos have been gathering fans and praise for their lush, 80s-inspired pop and Monika Heidemann’s intoxicating, otherworldly vocals. Singer/multi-instrumentalist Heidemann, guitarist Eric Zeiler, keyboardist/vocalist Nikki Lancy, bassist/vocalist Jordan Brooks and drummer Chris Berry write sophisticated-yet-playful songs, weaving together lush harmonies, electronic production, and soaring vocal melodies that draw on influences ranging from Kate Bush, ABBA and Steve Reich. Xylos’ self-titled debut album, recorded by Yeasayer and Chairlift producer Britt Myers in his NYC studio, will be out April 5, 2011.
Just named a “band to watch in 2011” by the New York Post PopWrap blog and receiving airplay on tastemaker stations KEXP, KCRW and MPR’s The Current, Xylos will be playing the Filmshop Screening Party event on Saturday, January 8 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg headlining an evening of music and short films.
Check out Xylos’ debut video for “Not Enough”- http://vimeo.com/14276022 – described as “effervescent bubble-gum that’ll stick your shoes to the pavement, complete with bombastic interludes that will bump you into next week and back and enough lyrics about the kind of one night stands that the summer is known for to make a boy’s hands clammy.”
Download the track “Not Enough” here: http://soundcloud.com/xylosmusic/notenough