Noir State Beach The Modernist Mix on Kompakt.fm
Icy synths & delicate instrumentation create a cool atmosphere for airy vocals. This is not merely just a song but a state of mind. Xu Xu Fang are doing Los Angeles proud have a listen to this beautiful track on Soundcloud.
The Modernist puts a groovy, boot-stomping spin on the California psychedelic rock group Xu Xu Fang’s Noir State Beach.
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Xu Xu Fang is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s TV Jukebox: the week’s best music-on-TV moments, with a Spotify playlist including Kate Bush, Lykke Li, Portishead and other cool bands. There’s a story about Noir State Beach on The Originals.
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Comprised of Sinosa Micik, lead vocalist; Bobby Tamkin, drummer producer and songwriter, who was previously a member of the Warlocks; Devin Johnson, guitarist; Lisa Fendelander, keyboardist; Kyle Hines, bassist; and the recently recruited Derek Muro on synthesizers, the Mar Vista, CA-based quintet of Xu Xu Fang have developed a reputation for a dark, brooding melodicism and a noirish psychedelic sound that can be favorably compared to the likes of Mogwai and Remember Remember in the sense that it feels both intimate and yet cinematic.
The quintet’s latest single “Friend to the Unknown” is an interesting song as it employs elements of dub with a subtle nod to Eastern music to create a moody yet trippy song that evokes large expanses of space, and of viewing awe-inspiring natural wonders for the first time and not having the language to describe what you’ve just seen. And in some way, the track bears an uncanny resemblance to Black Sabbath's “Planet Caravan," a song which manages to evoke the same sensation to me.
Director Reuben Wu used timelapses, remote-controlled aerial cameras, and Processing-driven projections to create his new music video for Xu Xu Fang.
SEE XU XU FANG LIVE:
October 17 The Satellite Los Angeles
October 18 Hotel Utah San Francisco
Check out Noir State Beach, Monday, October 6th during the Season Premiere of The Originals. For 3 minutes vampires and werewolves rip shix up and spill blood to the sound of Xu Xu Fang.
Download Noir State Beach at iTunes:
Let’s blow this popsicle stand.
Free Friend to the Unknown download on SoundCloud.
See Xu Xu Fang live October 17 at The Satellite in Los Angeles and October 18 at Hotel Utah in San Francisco. With Rose Windows.
See Xu Xu Fang live Friday October 17th at The Satellite in Silver Lake. Also performing Rose Window and Irontom. Buy tickets at Ticketfly. We go on at 10:30pm.
Upcoming Xu Xu Fang video, Friend to the Unknown, video preview. Directed by Reuben Wu