TOP 17 Songs of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on all the great music that was released during the last year and made an impact. The year gone by was a successful one for artists like Portugal. The Man and K. Flay, for example, who have been making music for some time but finally got the attention of the mainstream, whereas, newer artists like SZA and Sofi Tukker gathered momentum early in the year and steam-rolled through festival appearances and appeared in numerous online playlists shared throughout millions of social media profiles. From the ubiquitous tracks that were beaten

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/15/2017 – Lorde Retains Top Spot Coachella Weekend

Lorde stays on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart, as “Green Light” continues to its reign ahead of the highly anticipated sophomore release Melodrama, slated to be released this summer. “Scared to be Lonely” by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa makes its debut as well as “Dance” by POWERS. Upward movement by Chris Lake and others keeps the pressure on the top spot as LP is locked in at the runner-up spot. Check out this week's Top 10! 14805

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/11/2017 – The xx Remain On Top, LP Debuts

The xx are on top again this week, as the band is also adding more shows in various cities where they already have booked sold out to keep up with the demand. The chart is somewhat stable with Marian Hill in the runner-up spot while Marshmello and Bastille make moves up. The lone debut in the top 10 is bestowed upon LP with the addictive “Lost on You”. Check out this week's Top 10! 14638

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 2/4/2017 – The xx Top Chart

The xx maintain the momentum after releasing their critically acclaimed album, I See You, while Marian Hill leap to the runner up position with “Down”. Debuts by AFI and Oliver Heldens represent the variety in this week’s current trends, while Marshmello and Sylvan Esso make moves up. Check out this week's Top 10! 14629

TOP 3 Songs ON-REPEAT: The xx, Declan McKenna, The Japanese House

Tunes tunes tunes! Our Tunes for Tuesday on our Instagram story this week puts the spotlight on great new music that’s been ON-REPEAT here at B-Sides. 2017 kicked off with the return of The xx with the release of their third studio album, I See You. The album has received positive reviews as the band prepares for a year of touring to promote the record that includes dates at Coachella, international Lollapalooza dates and Boston Calling. The track, "Say Something Loving" is an initial standout of the album and a highlight. Declan McKenna burst onto the

Sasquatch Festival 2013 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Sasquatch Festival 2013 has been announced. Performers for the three-day festival includes, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, The Postal SErvice, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, the XX, Sigur Ros, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cake, Arctic Monkeys, Steve Aoki, Primus (3D), Bloc Party, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and more. Taking place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, 2013, the Sasquatch Festival will once again take place at The Gorge in George, WA. 2928

ALBUM REVIEW: “Coexist” by the xx

The xx released their second full length album, Coexist in September, adding to their stark, plodding collection. The British group's first album was intricate, with impulsive and full-bodied tracks leaving room for interpretation. Coexist follows suit, but is steadier, and less impactful. Singers Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim mesh well and allow room for imagining the scenes they create with their hopeless lyrics. The phrasing is relatable and almost solely focused on broad relationship pains. The lyrics pulse with desperation as they fall into phrases like, "We used to be closer than this," and "And now there's no hope for you and me." Swept Away is the

ALBUM REVIEW: Coexist by The xx

Following such a strong debut album in 2009 with xx, fans and critics alike weren’t sure how London trio The xx would be able to out-do themselves on this next record, but it’s hard to ignore the sheer brilliance on a single like “Angels"­­­, the first release off their much-anticipated second album Coexist. As of September 3rd, in collaboration with Internet Explorer, the band had released Coexist for streaming on their website, also including an interactive map that allows fans to share the album and allows them to see how many places the album has been shared around the world on

LISTEN: The xx Release Angels From Coexist

The xx have released the first track from their new album, Coexist, which will be released this fall. "Angels" showcases singer, Romy Madley Croft with the band's trademark low-key atmosphere. The UK band will play a handful of US dates later this week and be back this fall as one of the headliners for the Treasure Island Music Festival in the Bay Area. 1688

The xx and Girl Talk To Headline Treasure Island Music Festival 2012

The lineup for the 2012 Treasure Island Music Festival has been announced. The two day festival will feature headliners Girl Talk and The xx along with Public Enemy (marking their 25th Anniversary), M83, The Presets, Grimes, Gossip (making their first stop back in the Bay Area since 2009), Best Coast, Porter Robinson, SBTRKT, Divine Fits (Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner making their Bay Area debut), Los Campesinos!, Toro Y Moi, Tycho, Ty Segall, The Coup, Imperial Teen, K.Flay, and Dirty Ghosts. The lineup is rounded out by the likes of Araabmuzik, Youth Lagoon, Matthew Dear, The