NSR: The XX "Islands"
A lot of hype going around about this band right now. Insane hype. Early Strokes-level hype. Is it worth it? Probably not as these days bands can go from Black Sabbath to Black Kids in less than one album cycle. But they certainly have potential; the slow-burning "Islands" could most-definitely become an iPod staple for moody people in Doc Martin's.
And I like the sound of the digital drums but in the long run I think they might have to make a move there; you know Smashing Pumpkins started out with a drum machine but it didn't really work until they got the human hurricane of Jimmy Chamberlin.