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Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

By: James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am

Is Noel Gallagher Working With Jamie xx?

Yesterday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headlined Best Kept Secret Festival in the Netherlands. Dutch site 3voor12 got a chance to speak to him while he was there, and in the interview, he dropped a few major hints about a forthcoming album with a “mystery producer.” He seemed pretty reluctant to talk about it “i… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Watch Jamie xx Play Seth Meyers With Romy, Jehnny Beth, Caroline Polachek, More

Jamie xx released his solo masterpiece In Colour earlier this month, and one of its high points is “Loud Places,” the bittersweet disco banger that features a lovely, longing vocal from Jamie’s xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. Earlier this month, he performed “Loud Places” on the French show Le Grand Journal with Croft, fellow xx… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 8:49 am

5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Saturday

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 14, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Preview Jamie xx’s Tree Of Codes Ballet Track “Pianna”

Jamie xx just released his debut solo LP In Colour, and it’s one of the year’s best albums. As an encore, he’s also composed the score for a new contemporary ballet. Tree Of Codes, inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, is set to be part of this year’s Manchester International Festival, and it will debut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2015 - 11:01 am

Watch Jamie xx Perform “Loud Places” With A Choir On Le Grand Journal

Jamie xx’s dark horse of an electronic pop album, In Colour, drops today — in fact, it’s our Album Of The Week! — and today he made an appearance on France’s nightly news and talk show, Le Grand Journal. He was joined by his xx bandmates Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim, Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour

When Jamie xx played Coachella, people danced. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising; Jamie xx is, at least on the face of it, a famous dance music producer who made a Drake/Rihanna hit once. But Jamie xx makes wallflower music, and a festival like Coachella is not traditionally kind to people who make wallflower music. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Hear Alternate Versions Of Jamie xx’s In Colour Tracks

Jamie xx’s gorgeous, incandescent solo debut In Colour comes out next week, and it’s the sort of album we’re going to be talking about for a while. He’s been working on the album for a long time, tinkering with different versions of the tracks that ended up on the album. And last night, he wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 9:30 am

Stream Jamie xx In Colour

We’ve been telling you for a while that Jamie xx’s understated rave-pop opus In Colour is one of the best albums of the year; now you can hear it for yourself. After sharing the immensely promising advance singles “Gosh,” “Loud Places,” and “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” the xx’s sonic mastermind is streaming… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Persuasions Leader On Jamie xx Sample: “I Was Told About It But Forgot”

UPDATE: A rep for Jamie xx says “the sample has been cleared.”

UPDATE 2: Hayes retracted his statements to Billboard: “I was told about it but forgot.”

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Jamie xx’s full-length debut In Colour is one of the finest albums of the year so far, and the Young Thug/Popcaa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2015 - 12:49 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” (Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)

Early next month, Jamie xx will release In Colour, his first real solo LP, and please believe me when I tell you that it’s an absolute fucking stunner, a beautiful meditation on club music that, at certain points, works as straight-up club music. We’ve heard the early tracks “Gosh” and “Loud Places,” the latter of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2015 - 9:25 am

Jamie xx – “Gosh” Video

Last month, when the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx announced his debut solo album In Colour, he shared a couple of new tracks: “Loud Places,” a lovely collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft, and the impressionistic dancefloor banger “Gosh.” “Loud Places” already got a video, and now “Gosh” has one, too. For the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 10:15 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video this week may have been something that didn’t have any music. I’m talking about Hannibal Buress consuming Justin Bieber’s soul. There are days when I want to turn this entire column into a tribute to Buress, who is not a musician in any way. (Proof.) Nevertheless, there were a bunch of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2015 - 10:53 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Spring! Finally! It’s above 45 degrees here in New York, and though it’s a tad rainy, color is slowly creeping back into the world. The music realm seems to be doing the same, with irresistible, colorful dance tracks beginning to blossom and populate pre-summer playlists (the almighty Song Of The Summer approaches!). Of course, it’… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Jamie xx – “Loud Places” (Feat. Romy) Video

Jamie xx’s “Loud Places,” the first single from his first-ever solo album In Colour, teams the xx’s production mastermind with his bandmate Romy Madley Croft for a soft, murmuring, beautiful house track. And in its brand-new video, from directors Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger, the two bandmates skateboard across a nighttime London cityscape. It’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 8:48 am

Jamie xx – “Loud Places” (Feat. The xx’s Romy Madley Croft) + “Gosh”

After cranking out occasional solo tracks for a few years, the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx announced plans to release his first solo album In Colour earlier this week. And today, he’s shared the new song “Loud Places,” a collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft. You might expect a song that features two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Jamie xx’s Debut Album In Colour Out In June

Jamie xx has been teasing a debut album with a series of singles and 7-inches for the past few years, but it looks like it is finally on its way. According to a new Mixmag cover story (via Pitchfork), the DJ’s first album is called In Colour and will be out in June via Young… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015 - 8:55 am

Jamie xx – “Alba”

UPDATE: As it turns out, “Alba” is the same song as “Sunrise,” the track for that Continuum short film. Whoops.

When last we heard from the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx, he’d recorded “Sunrise,” a track for the soundtrack of the experimental short film Continuum. And while Jamie doesn’t seem any closer to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 10:29 am
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