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01-09-2012, 12:52 PM
I just got turned on to this band (2:54), via The XX. I love the sound and wish I could purchase the Scarlet ep in the States. Currently, it's only available via vinyl, uk itunes and uk amazon.



01-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Man I hate that, I really like the music but find the vocals so loud and mediocre it detracts to much from it to be listenable IMO.

03-09-2012, 03:10 AM
^^WTF are you talking about?
Not bad....

03-09-2012, 09:19 AM
Am I detecting a Cocteau Twins vibe? Not bad.

frankie teardrop
03-09-2012, 10:04 AM
so a clue into my ridiculously biased thought process: i don't care much for the xx. i am picky with new bands. i was going to skip this on those two facts alone until aggroculture here said there was a cocteau twins vibe happening, which always piques my interest. i click, i listen, i enjoy.

nice and moody and dark and emotional. nothing tremendously new on the table here, but my kind of vibe for sure.

frankie teardrop
03-09-2012, 10:32 AM
and they're playing here in williamsburg on sunday and mercury lounge on monday. perfect timing!

03-09-2012, 12:04 PM
This is phenomenal! I really really dig it. Thanks for posting about them!

xmd 5a
03-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Yeah, loving this. Found the EP on iTunes (AU) for $3.99. I'd pay that much for "Scarlet" alone. Definitely a band to watch.

03-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Gotta agree with xmd, really enjoyed what I heard and hope for more material soon enough.

frankie teardrop
03-12-2012, 10:08 AM
i'm really looking forward to the show tonight--- hoping they have both singles available on vinyl. will report back tomorrow.

frankie teardrop
03-13-2012, 11:48 AM
as expected- a powerhouse live. strangely enough, both sisters were shy and reserved both chatting on stage and afterwards. but they were just as stellar as i expected.

03-14-2012, 06:41 AM
Nice song & video, I'll be watching out for this band for sure.....

03-14-2012, 07:04 AM
Wow, that's pretty much the stuff I'm always looking out for when I'm through with my Curve collection. Or at least somewhat. Thanks for the heads up!

@frankieteardrop: Fuck, I'm going to NYC next week. Would have been a thrill to see them live. Glad you enjoyed it.

Off to iTunes...

frankie teardrop
03-14-2012, 09:52 AM
curve without the electronics is a great touchstone for these guys!

sadly, it's only on australian or UK itunes-- but i think you can buy the EP from the site/label link:

03-23-2012, 05:13 AM
I'm glad some of you enjoyed this new band. I just got back from their San Francisco Show; it was a wonderful performance. In addition, the opening act (Stripmall Architecture) blew me away, as well! By the way, according to a 2:54 e-mail newsletter, their album is due out May 28th. Here are the details:
Debut Album
We're thrilled to officially announce the arrival of our debut album on May 28th this year. It will be released through Fiction (http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/v-v/60fd1c94777-12756289), and in the US via our freshly unveiled new US label, Fat Possum (http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/v-v/40be5994778-12756289).

You can pre-order signed copies of the album in the UK here (http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/v-v/ac900f94776-12756289).

xmd 5a
03-23-2012, 06:42 AM
Most of my anticipated releases for '12 are from established acts, so it's nice to have something from a promising newcomer to look forward to. "Scarlet" is probably the best new track I've heard this year so far.

05-30-2012, 12:16 AM
This album is fantastic. Reminds me of The xx mashed up with Warpaint. Really really good stuff.

05-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Definitely quality stuff, just got my hands on the album and it's great.

05-30-2012, 12:34 AM
I like it. Will have to check out the album

05-30-2012, 12:34 AM
Reminds me of The xx mashed up with Warpaint. Really really good stuff.

I get all wistful when I see those 2 bands in the same sentence - Warpaint opening up for The xx in 2010 was one of my favorite shows of the past few years. The combination of the 2 isn't such a far-off comparison for 2:54 either, which is a very good thing.

I was introduced to 2:54 via Wild Beasts, who did a great remix of "You're Early." (http://soundcloud.com/twofiftyfour/2-54-youre-early-wild-beasts) I can't wait to hear the full album in its entirety. I have to see one of their upcoming NYC shows.

xmd 5a
05-30-2012, 07:53 AM
Funnily enough it doesn't officially release here until 15th June. Screw waiting that long!

You win some, you lose some I guess...

05-30-2012, 08:45 PM
After downloading and listening to the whole thing, I really dug it. Then I found out they actually are going to be playing here...on the same night as my stag. FML.

05-31-2012, 12:48 AM
The new album is incredible!

06-16-2012, 12:40 PM
Anyone else make it to one of their North American dates? I saw them this past Monday in NYC and had an amazing night. One of the highlights being I got my poster signed by everyone in the band! (...and some free merch.) I only wish they played "Revolving." They're a really nice bunch, though, and the album is awesome. Looking forward to playing the vinyl.