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Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

Virtually the entire music-blogging universe (except me) is at CMJ right now, so you’ll have to forgive the indie music universe for neglecting to drop too many videos in the past seven days. I always think it’s funny how things come to a near-complete stop for the assumption that most music writers and publicists are… More »

We’re rebooting our popular Deconstructing franchise, which kicked off in February of this year. In this space, a rotating cast of writers will offer opinions on, well, almost anything: an artist, an issue, a genre, a trend … Those writers will frame their subjects, and take a side — to inform you, of course, asMore »

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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…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 8:49 am
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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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,"…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 10:15 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2015 - 8:48 am
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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
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2015 - 4:27 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2015 - 10:29 am
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Emile Haynie – “Come Find Me” (Feat. Lykke Li & Romy Madley Croft)

The producer Emile Haynie must've called in a whole lot of favors to put together We Fall, his forthcoming debut album. Just last month, Haynie…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2015 - 10:55 am

Watch The xx Play The Guggenheim & Read Their Update On LP3

The xx played the Guggenheim last night as part of a Dior-sponsored pre-party for the museum's International Gala that takes place this weekend. Some famou…
James Rettig | November 6, 2014 - 6:18 pm
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The xx’s Label Accuses Hugo Boss Of Ripping Off “Intro”

The xx are the only band I've ever seen that can make a festival crowd sing along with a wordless song. That song is "Intro,"…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2014 - 12:24 pm
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Jessie Ware – “Share It All”

Jessie Ware's Tough Love title track showed the UK singer has not lost a step since 2012's tremendous debut Devotion. "Share It All," the Julio…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2014 - 10:37 am
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Jamie xx – “Sleep Sound”

UPDATE: You may have already heard this song when it appeared untitled on a Pional mix last year.
Miles Bowe | March 27, 2014 - 11:25 am
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Watch Behind-The-Scenes Video Of The xx’s Intimate Park Avenue Armory Shows

Right now, the xx are near the end of their New York residency, where they’re playing 25 shows to audiences of 40 people each. To…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2014 - 9:20 am
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The xx To Play 25 Super Intimate NYC Shows

The xx took to Facebook today to announce a very unusual sort of residency: Over the course of 11 days next March, they'll play a…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2013 - 4:48 pm
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Martina Topley-Bird (Feat. Mark Lanegan & Warpaint) – “Crystalised” (The xx Cover) Video

Martina Topley-Bird has joined Mark Lanegan and Warpaint to release this cover for the xx's "Crystalised." You'll remember Topley-Bird for vital vocal contributions to Tricky'…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 4:07 pm
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The xx – “Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)” Video

In the wake of celebrating Oli's birthday rather sexily down at Bonnaroo, the xx are releasing this promotional video for their "Sunset" self-remix. Here, the…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2013 - 12:26 pm
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Stream The xx’s Night + Day Festival Live

Today, The xx are putting on their Night + Day festival in London. The line-up includes The xx, Solange, Polica, Mount Kimbie, Jon Hopkins, and…
Liz Pelly | June 22, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one's FOMO, I watched MTV'…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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The xx – “Fiction” Video

Director Young Replicant's new video for "Fiction," the spindly slow-burner from the xx's Coexist, is a visually ravishing black-and-white affair that finds Oliver Sim moodily…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2013 - 10:29 am
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Sasquatch! 2013 Saturday: Sigur Rós, The xx, Tame Impala, & More

As day 2 of Sasquatch! began everybody, from fans to bands to tech, seemed to be adjusting to the swing of things. It was a…
Miles Bowe | May 26, 2013 - 4:15 pm
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Watch Jessie Ware & The xx Cover Modjo & Stardust In Berlin

At Berlin's Night + Day Festival over the weekend, the xx invited Jessie Ware, their peer in warm, poised, inward-looking London club music, to the…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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