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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 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

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

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

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 – “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

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 put out a 12″ EP that featured Lana Del Rey on “Wait for Life” and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes, and Sampha on “A Kiss Goodbye Reprise.” We Fall, meanwhile, will… More »

By: 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 famous guests were in attendance, including Marion Cotillard, Greta Gerwig, A$AP Rocky, and Karlie Kloss. In a post on Instagram, they called the experience a “surreal honor.” You can watch video… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014 - 6:18 pm

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,” the first track from their self-titled first album, and it’s about as iconic a side-one/track-one as this century has produced. So when Hugo Boss pretty much wholesale jacked the song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 12:24 pm

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 Bashmore-produced second song Ware’s shared from the new record, is a gently simmering love ballad that reminds me of a slowed-down take on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Thi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2014 - 10:37 am

Jamie xx – “Sleep Sound”

UPDATE: You may have already heard this song when it appeared untitled on a Pional mix last year. More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 27, 2014 - 11:25 am

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 make the shows special, the band’s crew has built a tiny performance space inside a much larger one, New York’s Park Avenue Armory, which is often used for gigantic art… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2014 - 9:20 am

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 series of 25 private concerts at New York’s Park Avenue Armory with each show’s attendance limited to 40 people. The shows will go down 3/19 to 3/29 as part of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2013 - 4:48 pm

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’s Maxinquaye. It’s a fitting cover because you could argue that if there wasn’t a Maxinquaye there may not have been an xx. Lanegan provides some smoky vocals as well, but… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013 - 4:07 pm

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 Jamie xx “Edit”‘s dusky thump is affixed to archival, Everything Is Terrible-type footage, featuring a dead-serious girl dancing around in a jacket that just happens to have an “x” o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 10, 2013 - 12:26 pm

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 London Grammar on the main stage, plus a Bandstand featuring Jamie xx, Floating Points, Benji B, Koreless and Sampha. RBMA Radio is streaming audio of the entire festival online. Stream… More »

By: 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’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

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 wandering through an expensive-looking hotel area, like Stephen Dorff in Somewhere. First, he’s stepping over slumbering bodies, those of his bandmates among them, in an indoor suite. Then, he’s out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2013 - 10:29 am

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 little warmer, and there was no rain in sight. After walking through a camping area set up with afternoon beer pong and a car blasting “Same Love,” I finally got… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 26, 2013 - 4:15 pm

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 stage for something very cool. Over the track from Jamie xx’s “Sunset” edit, they fused together two circa-2000 rave classics: Modjo’s “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” and Stardust’s “Music Sounds BetterMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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