"Xyra & Verborgen don't sound much like the other bands who play D.C.'s rock clubs - and that's not only because of Xyra Harper-Cann's classically trained voice. The local ensemble's "Where Glass Birds Fly" is rooted in Goth-punk and art-rock, notably the quieter side of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the more melodic songs of Nico . . . As titles like "Prometheus Scatters Ashes and "Ancient Incubus" signal, Harper-Cann doesn't exactly write kick-out-the-jams material. Such verses as "Onyx cigarette holder, in a white gloved hand/Like a Lautrec painting/Or a bright cabaret band" suit Harper-Cann's meticulous vocals and the band's style, which draws on chamber music and European cafe songs."
The Washington Post
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The Washington Post ~ Xyra: Best New Music