XNY has the kind of chemistry that makes other bands jealous.
The beginning of their story takes place in Boston, in a tiny apartment complex where vocalist Pam Autuori would spend her time practicing and writing songs. Just a wall away next door neighbor Jacob Schreiber would hear Pam singing - and began to mimic her vocal rhythms and melodies on his drumset.
What at first seemed like a battle of who could practice louder, ultimately turned out to be the beginning of rock duo XNY.
Pam was from the East Coast and already working on her solo career, having opened for Ani Difranco, The Hush Sound, Ryan Cabrera, The Cab and more. Jacob, the West Coaster, was studying jazz, romanticizing the life of a starving jazz musician.
On the surface they quite simply combine guitar, vocals and drums. Beneath, there is more. Breaking the boundaries of genres, they combine chaos and simplicity - building a musical aesthetic larger than many ensembles twice the size. They have a fearless, energetic sound, racy lyrics and haunting vocals (not to mention shattering guitar and drums).
Their debut album, Through The Wall, garnered buzz from NYLON and Filter Magazine to name a few. Their sophomore album, ORANGE, produced by Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, proves how fast this duo is growing. ORANGE is due out August 13th, 2013.
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Listen to Mouthful and Through The Wall