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LxTox Adult Skin – Single

An indie pop-rock single with fat, picked electric bass and a drum machine.

LxTox Adult Skin released on October 22, 2021. It’s an indie pop-rock single with fat, picked electric bass and a drum machine.

But, it also has a distinct outro.

How do you say LxTox? It’s a scramble of the artist’s name, Alex Scott. The “Lx” is just Alex, and the “Tox” is a reversal of the surname.

Don’t worry, I didn’t make that up — instead, I asked her.

Scott has previously led a band called Fake Cascade. “Lockdown inspired start me to start LxTox because we weren’t able to rehearse or gig,” she says.

On the most recent release from her “old band”, the producer and engineer was Thomas Hoeller. For “Adult Skin”, it’s Josh Eastman, who runs Helm Studios:

“Working with Josh was completely easy. His encyclopaedic knowledge of music and sounds made the process of translating ideas I had – sometimes vague – tangible. He is so quick, smart and tasteful. He has such integrity as an artist and producer. It was a real pleasure.”

-LxTox

All the tracks you here on the recording are either Eastman or LxTox performing. They started working on it about a year ago, and they finished in the spring of 2021.

Eastman also worked on “Quantum Nebula” by UJUSUN, which released in October 2021 just like “Adult Skin”.

Here’s how LxTox describes the new sound, which departs from the haunting moods of Fake Cascade:

“The whole EP kind of falls under the “alt-pop” umbrella but the other three tracks of the EP have a little more neo-soul/rnb flare […] [It] is about dating online during lockdown, uncertainty, hope and rejection of dating / new relationships.”

LxTox is a highly-literate songwriter but stays charming and casual — a great accomplishment!

Pair with Laynah and velours.


Choose your streaming platform here and listen to LxTox Adult Skin.

By Will Chernoff

William Ross Chernoff—known as Will to friends and colleagues—is a jazz musician, podcaster, YouTuber, and writer. He records and performs under his own name, William Chernoff.