XO – ‘Heart’ jimmy 06/02/2014 shoegaze It’s been ten years in the making but XO‘s debut album ‘Heart‘ is finally available this week via Rory Records (physical / digital / iTunes). XO was established by Georgia’s Jeff and Jake Turner (of Say Anything) as a side project inspired by MBV, Sonic Youth and The Beach Boys. PureVolume premiered the ‘Sweet’ video this week, an example of how their shoegaze and lo-fi surf rock influences combine. ‘Heart’ is full of sunny pop melodies and falsetto ‘ooh ahhs’ against chainsaw-like distortion. It sounds like Teenage Fanclub with a fuzz addiction to me, and that’s no bad thing! XO – ‘Sweet’ [VIDEO] Visit XO @ Rory Records @ Tumblr @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.