BROOKLYN BEAT: Xylofaux
Originally hailing from the midwest but now calling Brooklyn home, this trio, fronted by singer-songwriter Kyle Tigges, makes music that Ben Gibbard (and undoubtedly many others) would be proud of.
Presenting us with mellow and heartfelt songs carried by intricate rhythms and warm electronic textures, Xylofaux fuses a dynamic mix of harmonies and lyrics that will pull at your heartstrings. Their music restores our faith in the fact that amongst the hoards of mediocre indie set-ups flooding the radar as of late, there are still a few diamonds in the rough, making music that actually means something.
The band continues to write and perform on a regular basis in New York City, but will be announcing touring plans later this year – keep your ears tuned, these guys are definitely not one to miss.