In a new weekly feature here on Kibitzers, I will try and share my musical knowledge, that I claim to have, with you. Every Wednesday be sure to check back here and see what the next new band you should be following is. Last week was the mysterious band Monarchy. This week, The xx.
How to describe this band? The a group from south west London, formed in 2005. They are a group of four 20 year olds who met in school (same school as Hot Chip). They were placed at number 6 in the 2009 NME The Future 50 list. To date they have one album, self tited, xx, which was released on August 17, 2009. If you have listened to their album, you notice that they have soft vocals, “whispery” throughout it, well, would you want to wake up your neighbors at night?
They recorded the album in a small garage that was part of the XL studios, often at night, which contributed to the sleek, whispery nature of the album.
More after the jump (including an mp3!)
This is just released. But here is the official new trailer for Iron Man 2 – - with War Machine footage! It looks pretty sweet though, head over to apple.com and watch the HD trailer (they have it on exclusive right now!) Iron Man 2 comes out May 2, 2010.
As the year comes to a close, Kibitzers wants to take a look back at the year 2009. A lot of movies came out – a lot filled with hype, mostly never living up to the hype. Keep in mind that this is not the best movies of 2009, rather the best trailers. So here is a list of the top 20 movie trailers from 2009.
20 – Up
Pretty much whenever Pixar gets together – it’s going to be a good movie. And every time Pixar delivers to it’s viewers.
19 – Angels and Demons
Perhaps no book has overtaken the world like these in this decade. This teaser just works so well – dramatic narration and shots add to the tenseness of the film.
18 – Moon
This trailer makes you want to go see the movie and understand what happened on the Moon – Sam Rockwell’s performance looks great too. Added bonus: directed by David Bowie’s son!
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Ahh videos. Moving pictures. Short films. A lazy man’s version of “books.” Speaking of watching things, what are your favorite trailers for 2009? You can let us know by leaving it on the comments below. But in the meantime, check out these hot not-sausage links:
Found something online that you’d like to share? Leave it on the comments below and we’ll put it up! And if you missed yesterday’s It’s the Internets!, click here to check it out. Children’s letters to Christopher Walken? Uhm, yes please! Until next time, ihasta las huevos!