[local spotlight] xxyyxx – still sound

September 1, 2011

With the friendly help of Relief in Abstract‘s Jered Dowden and the slick tunes of Fortune Howl, I’ve cheerfully been stuck on the Orlando’s everything-you-need-to-chill-out act xxyyxx. At the ripe age of 15, I can’t help but see a wide-open horizon in the future of solo-man, soul-man Marcel Everett. His self-proclaimed ‘Fro-Fi’ style pulls heavily from those involved in the ’09 chillwave burst like Washed Out and Toro Y Moi and the more reason out break of post-dubstep molded R&B with the likes of How To Dress Well and recent work from Active Child. Still Sound, Marcel’s debut album, plays less like a record and more like a feature film. An underdog turned local idol, each track embodies ethereal emotions and throws you for a spin with the comfort of funky baselines and the balance of one’s peace of mind.

xxyyxx – Letter 23
xxyyxx – Mango

Download Still Sound in it’s entirety at Relief in Abstract’s Bandcamp.

xxyyxx :: Facebook/Tumblr/Soundcloud

Continue on to watch the handheld video for ‘Life on Repeat’.

xxyyxx – Life on Repeat

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