Friday, April 21, 2006


X-Wife is an indie electro-pop trio from Porto, Portugal.The band built themselves a great reputation with their first album “Feeding The Machine”. They played shows in New York, London, Madrid, Paris and supported LCD Soundsystem, Liars, Love is All, Soulwax and Pixies. “Side Effects” their second (out now!), is a really impressive album, and shows without any doubt the enormous talent of X-Wife.

Taking the New Wave legacy as their departing point, and the music of heroes like Suicide, Talking Heads, P.I.L., Lcd Soundsystem, The Cure or 70’s Disco Sound as their main source of inspiration, X-Wife celebrate here our Rock’n’Disco heritage in a more than updated version. Their sound is raw and acid and very distinctive, made of incredible bass lines, crunchy and distorted guitars, militant analog vintage synthesizers, dirty drums as we like, and bitter and screamed vocals, being already supported by reference radio stations like NYC’s WFMU and DJs like Ann Shenton (Add N to X) & Rory Phillips / Erol Alkan (Trash Club, London).

X-Wife - Ping Pong
X-Wife - When The Lights Turn Off
X-Wife - Ping Pong (video)
X-Wife @ MySpace

Tool - 10.000 Days !!!
The Flaming Lips - At War With Mystics !!!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah !!!
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow !!!
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene !!!
+ Jamiroquai, Vitalic, Sphongle, Junkie XL, etc.
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
The Crystal Method - Community Service II
System Of A Down - Mezmerize
The Smashing Pumpkins - Live In Frankfurt 9-21-2000


Anonymous daver from chicago said...

Good news! The latest OD featuring "At War With the Mystics" contains the entire album. And not a bad album it is. (Why am I suddenly talking like Yoda?)

"Mystics" may not blow your mind like "The Soft Bulletin" or "Transmissions From the Satellite Heart", but it's yet another whimsical, trippy, witty outing by the Lips and that ain't no bad thing.

Thanks as always, Ziggy, for all that you do!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...just downloaded Cripple Crow...only listened to 2 songs but already am making plans to go out and buy the album as soon as exams are over as long as the rest of the album holds up as well...thanks for the listen!!!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay attention to the rock and roll scene in Portugal.

3:22 PM  

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