XDS is a band. SHoko and Jesse play here. The guitar bends to the breaking point. Drums crack pump and coo. Synthesizer samples crisp & crackle. A voice howls.
A sea of bass over a lake of pedals. Nerdy dirty Jazz punk? vintage garage pop? psychedelic world music?,, synth fractured dance beats? Pretty? yes. Ugly? yes.
Kraut noise space rock.
San Francisco’s Coconut makes serene, tortoise-paced songs built around pristine melodies. Colter Jacobsen and Tomonori Yasuda have made music as Coconut since 2001, and are multitalented, as Jacobsen is also a visual artist and Yasuda has played keyboard and percussion with the band Tussle. The pair put out their first release as a boxed set made up of three CDs – “Rain,” “Cocoanut” and “Hello Fruity.” It is a blend of finger-picked guitar, subtle glitches and haunting echoes that start and stop suddenly, surprising the listener by taking off in new directions.