04 Sep 12
Congratulations, you’ve freed yourself from the cozy clasp of slumber, gotten out of bed, made some toast and managed to avoid standing on any upturned plugs. It’s all going right for you at the moment, but things are about to get better, for today is Streamday, everybody’s favourite randomly occurring event in the Gregorian calendar. One first noted by the Mayans, in fact, despite the popularization of recorded music not occurring until the late 19th century, let alone the methods of streaming it being a still infant invention. Today, the Gods (cleverly using NPR as a front) have chosen offer up two records for our listening consideration, coming directly at you in the graceful shape of David Byrne & St. Vincent‘s joint effort/pomp overload Love This Giant and The xx’s long anticipated and hyped to all heavens Coexist.