The xx, Banks, Rhye
Man can these female-led electro acts be a bunch of moody Tuesdays, but in their defense they totally ace the vibe. London Grammar might be the most-hyped in the the second wave (let's call The xx first wave), and that hype is well-deserved. Their debut If You Wait is amazing throughout, and "Hey Now" is just as seductive as anything released in the past year. In the very cool stop-motion video, light orbs join forces in a forest to create Hulk Hogan's hair and go to a Ghostland Observatory concert. It's great.