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Watch The xx Play Conan

While in L.A., the xx swung by Conan to perform their new single "Angels." Not surprisingly, they turn the lights down low for this one. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012

The xx, HAIM @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 7/23/12

Arguably the hottest ticket in town, the xx kicked off their tour at the super sold out Fonda Theater in Hollywood in preparation for the release of their sophomore album Coexist. Their new songs were sexy, silky, subsonic jams that indicate a sophomore slump will be avoided. Band To Watch sister trio HAIM… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 24, 2012

The xx – “Angels”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012

Watch The xx Perform A New Song At Primavera

The xx have been performing a lot of new material lately, so it was a matter of time before they released the details for the forthcoming Coexist, an announcement that came last week. Now they're touring the songs a little more widely, and that included a stop at last weekend's Primavera… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 8, 2012

The xx Coexist Details

As suggested by the slew of recent live dates that featured new material, London's the xx will put out their second album, Coexist -- the follow-up to 2009's beloved self-titled debut -- this fall on Young Turks. They'll also be touring, so check out the dates below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012

xx Announce 2012 North American Tour Dates

The xx recently played their first hometown shows in a while, taking the opportunity to debut a few new songs. And pretty soon, those of us who live in North America -- or, at least, a few select North American cities -- will get an opportunity to hear those songs firsthand. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2012

Hear 5 New xx Songs Live In London

Lately, the xx has been out in London playing a short series of intimate gigs, gigs they've used to work out some new material. Friday night, they played London's Battersea Arts Center, and another capture of new songs has surfaced. Here are five tunes, starting with the spare, Romy Croft-led track people were… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012

Preview Another New xx Tune, Live From London

The xx recently returned to the stage for their first few small shows in quite some time, and they took the opportunity to debut some of their long-awaited new material. We already posted video of them playing one untitled-as-far-as-we-know new song. And now here's another: A characteristically dark and catchy throb that ends abruptly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 17, 2012

Hear The xx Preview New Song In London

The xx returned to the live arena via three low-key performances in London, the third of which is Friday at Battersea Arts Centre. Last night, at their performance in Homerton, they opened with a new song, which you can hear a snippet of below. According to UK's The Quietus, the new material showcases the… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012

Jamie xx – “Touch Me”

At about 49 minutes on the embed below, the xx's sonic architect, Jamie, shares the latest iteration of his by now practically patented steel-drummed/florid-house dance music. There's a disassociated vocal sample offering instruction in rhythm, there's the reverberating sounds of an island getaway and tropical cocktails, and there's the underbelly of a mid-tempo beat for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2012

Radiohead – “Bloom (Jamie xx Remix 3)”

Jamie xx is, it would seem, a true perfectionist. The xx's producer has already released two remixes of Radiohead's King Of Limbs track "Bloom," and now there's a third out there. His latest take on the track is about eight minutes long, and it's closer to a straight-up dance track than any of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2012

The xx – “Open Eyes” (Demo)

The xx have started recording a second album and today posted a demo from these sessions on their blog xx-xx.co.uk. The track's called "Open Eyes" and comes with a hazy video. Download and/or watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 25, 2011

Rihanna – “Talk That Talk” (Feat. Jay-Z)

UPDATE: Also below, check out the full version of Rihanna's "Drunk On Love," the new track that samples the xx's "Intro." Rihanna's new album Talk That Talk is imminent, and we've already heard the radio-dominating "We Found Love" and the brand-new single "You Da One," plus clips from every song on theMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011

Rihanna Hearts The xx

Her retro early-'90s-style club banger "We Found Love" has already blown the fuck up, and now we're learning more and more about Rihanna's forthcoming album Talk That Talk. A bunch of clips of album tracks have leaked, and perhaps the most intriguing one is "Drunk On Love," which features a sample of the xx'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011

The Antlers Cover The xx’s “VCR”

Last month, we posted our list of the 10 best xx covers, and it included the Antlers' live version of the xx's "VCR." On their Twitter, the Antlers responded, letting us know that we'd hear the "REAL version" soon. Well, today we hear it. The Antlers' gently zoned-out cover of the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2011

The xx Start A New Album, Blog

Today the xx announced (via @youngturks) that not only has the group begun work on a new album, but they've also established a new website/blog on which they'll be documenting their inspirations and their thoughts. Rad. So what's the line on how long it'll take for them to post a Sade video? Like… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 3, 2011

The 10 Best xx Covers

The xx's music is fertile ground for imaginative covers, thanks to the space that the band creates and maintains within its own songs. Inspired by yesterday's Tracey Thorn w/ Ben Watt cover of "Night Time," we've collected nine more of the best xx tributes. Including a bonus Taylor Momsen cover! Score! Previously: TheMore »

By: Corban Goble / October 19, 2011

Everything But The Girl Covers The xx

Everything But The Girl principal members Tracy Thorn and Ben Watt reunited recently to record a cover of the xx's "Night Time" that the xx had commissioned for a compilation. Though that compilation never turned out, the cover surfaced today via Pitchfork. Listen below:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 18, 2011

…And Does This Nokia Commercial Rip Off The xx?

The last time out, we had a rip-off that tread into a bit of a gray area thanks to a key change, but this recent ad for Nokia in India is way more of an open-and-shut case. This is totally the same song. "VCR" by the the xx. I hope they have the best… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 15, 2011

Hercules & Love Affair – “Shelter” (The xx Cover)

xx's spaciously hushed torch song "Shelter" is a distinctive handle for first-time listeners, the most balladic track on an album designed to soundtrack your night moves. It's the one where Jamie xx's production wins the most by doing the least. Those minimalisms makes it the least expected to be put through Hercules & Love Affair'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 1, 2011