XYLOFAUX
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XYLOFAUX

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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Dec
30
XYLOFAUX @ Be calm, stay tuned. -love Xylofaux

None, None, USA

None, None, USA

Jun
27
XYLOFAUX @ The Paper Box

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

May
12
XYLOFAUX @ Mercury Lounge

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Music

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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. - The Owl Mag


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. - The Owl Mag


Xylofaux's brand of groovy indie rock features a steady pulse, moving melodies and brilliant (at times moving) lyrics. These songs have tendencies to be mellow and represent a sort of intellectual rock invented by John Lennon and BOC, despite having a different sound than either of those two artist. Highly recommended for any indie/lite rock fan or for that matter rock fan period. - Texas Bluesman ~ iTunes Customer Review


Originally a solo project by Illinoisan transplant Kyle Tigges, Xylofaux now has a full lineup and surprisingly makes quite a racket. The atmospheric quality that comes across as simply moody in the solo recordings has become dark and dissonant. The band draws more energy out of Tigges while effectively elaborating on the tone set by his impressive, effects-laden guitar work and fragile vocals. They had been playing sporadic shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan but I'm guessing are now holed up recording their first (hopefully not self-titled) full length as a completed outfit. I’m very much looking forward to see what they emerge with. - Guilt Free Pleasure


Xylofaux is a mellow quartet that relies on dreamy Band of Horses-style lead guitar lines from Jon Neal to support Kyle Tigges’ clear, forlorn vocals. - Fontier Psychiatrist


Discography

Xylofaux - Likelife (2010)

Xylofaux - Circuitry (2012)

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Bio

Like a maze cut from a midwestern cornfield, xylofaux’s music leads and misleads its listeners through a myriad of musical and emotional twists and turns. The focus not being to find the final outlet, but to embrace the journey and connect with those fumbling around you. Sonically and lyrically, this insightful and intelligent Brooklyn trio blurs the edges of genres, and strives to shine new light on the increasingly disenchanted and perfunctory way our culture has come to experience music.

“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 Owl Mag

Xylofaux’s upcoming release, “Circuitry”, is already proving to be the band’s most moving and energetic music to date. For this record, xylofaux teamed up with engineer/producer Shane O’Connor who is known for his live in-studio recordings. “Circuitry” was tracked live at Seaside Lounge Recording Studios (Brooklyn, NY) and mixed at The Buddy Project (Queens, NY). The result is a record that has captured xylofaux’s true brilliance and is a testament to the pure energy that the band brings to their stellar live performances.

Before their reformation in New York, this trio of musicians, who are now xylofaux were just boys from Illinois making music in basements and smoking cigarettes amidst the banks of the Mississippi River. Then life happened, time passed, people changed, friends grew closer, friends moved apart, the earth turned, minds spun, technology boomed, things exploded and when the dust settled we all found ourselves glassy-eyed and dizzy hoping to pick up the pieces and put them together in the prettiest way possible. For Blake Carr (bass/vox), Andy Ross (drums), and Kyle Tigges (guitar/vox), all the pieces have begun to settle and xylofaux is the picture they continue to paint.

Keep your ears tuned in to this band, and they will be sure to pull at your heart strings and push buttons in your head.