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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
It's easy to get lost in "Far Nearer," the 8-minute steel-drummed track from Jamie xx's forthcoming Numbers single. The song's been floating around for some time, but in abbreviated, less crisp form.…   Read Story »