Stranded In Stereo: XX Teens Ready The Goons

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

XX Teens Ready The Goons

This year's hot commodity out of the UK is a band calling themselves the XX Teens. The band have already made a name for themselves at home, with NME bestowing upon them the prestigious Single of the Week title for the track "Onkawara", and now are ready to make a name for themselves here in the states.

The band's debut full length,
Welcome To Goon Island, will be out September 30th from the fine folks at Mute. The five piece make a raucous and catchy sound that makes me think that if the members of Blur were 10 or 15 years younger and were just breaking it in this decade, they might sound like this. Especially goes the case with first single "Darlin'" - with all the oi's and the awesome brass sample, it's slowly becoming yet another song I find getting stuck on repeat. For the visually inclined, here's the video (mp3 awaits you audio peoples below):

Welcome To Goon Island:
The Way We Were
Ba (Ba-Ba Ba)
Only You
My Favourite Hat

Sun Comes Up
For Brian Haw

Download: "Darlin'" [mp3] // [Buy Here]

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