Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 8 p.m.
Cost: Not available
Age limit: 21+
Los Angeles electronic pop duo XYLØ is comprised of producer/drummer/songwriter Chase Duddy and vocalist/songwriter Paige Duddy. It all started as the soundtrack of a commercial for Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s PacSun clothing line, before it evolved into a one-off YouTube lark and ended up a hit record. Electronic duo XYLØ made quite a splash in early 2015 with their self-released debut single “America,” a track spun so often and written about at such length that its video earned over a million YouTube streams by that summer. The dark-pop hit also made the top ten on the Hype Machine chart, with radio airplay beginning on KCRW and followed up by several more successful indie singles, all debuted and promoted online. Such cascading viral love resulted in the brother-sister act landing a record deal with Sony, with a 2016 EP also named America that continued their penchant for dreamy, if mildly depressing, pop earworms. Their most recent single “Fool’s Paradise” finds them moving into even darker themes of politics and oppression, with lyrics that openly berate the current administration’s proposed Mexican border wall. If you’re not one of the pro-Trump trolls ripping XYLØ a new one on Facebook, feel free to show them your support at the Casbah on October 12.
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