The xx – “Angels”

By Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 12:39 pm

The xx’s long-awaited sophomore album Coexist arrives in fall, and now we finally get to hear a song from it. “Angels,” the album’s opener and first single, is a spindly, delicately romantic song that recaptures the spare, insinuating sensuality of the band’s first album. On first listen, it promises some very good things.

That image above is the album’s cover art, and they’ve also unveiled the album’s tracklist and announced a bunch of North American shows. Listen to “Angels” and check out the tracklist and the tour dates below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Angels”
02 “Chained”
03 “Fiction”
04 “Try”
05 “Reunion”
06 “Sunset”
07 “Missing”
08 “Tides”
09 “Unfold”
10 “Swept Away”
11 “Our Song”

And those tour dates:

07-23 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
07/25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
07/29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/31 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
08/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
08/09 – Sibenik, Croatia @ Terraneo Festival
08/10 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
08/11 – St. Pere, France @ La Route Du Rock Festival
08/18 – St. Polten, Austria @ FM4 Frequency Festival
08/19 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
08/31 – Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Festival
09/07 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
10/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/06 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
10/07 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool At The Cosmopolitan
10/11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
10/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/17 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
10/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
10/24 – Quebec City, QV @ Imperial De Quebec
10/25 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
10/28 – Bronx, NY @ Paradise Theater
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
(via Pitchfork)

Coexist is out 9/11 on Young Turks.