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CMJ ’09: Wednesday In Photos

As far as full-on noon-to-2AM marathon set hunting goes, Wednesday’s spread won’t be topped this year. In addition to bringing us memorable sets from two bands we’ll be watching much more closely in Sleigh Bells and Golden Silvers, the day delivered solid lineups at every turn. I joined photographer Jessica Amaya at ForceField’s day party… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 23, 2009 - 11:30 am

The xx @ Covo Club, Bologna 10/17/09

It took them twelve hours to get there, thanks to a broken down tour bus that forced a hellishly long train ride, but the xx eventually made it to Bologna, Italy’s Covo Club, at 11PM, working through their excellent debut xx and a cover of Womack & Womack’s “Teardrops” to a very sold-out crowd. (Some… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2009 - 11:49 am

The xx Bring Jools Holland Their “Islands”

Fresh off of a tour with Florence & The Machine, and a tour-memorializing remix of one of her Lungs cuts, the xx stopped in to Jools Holland’s BBC2 studio to perform the subdued and lockstep cool of “Islands,” one of many standouts from their debut-album-of-the-year contender xx. If they look baby-faced it’s because they actually… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2009 - 3:48 pm

The xx Toured With, Remixed Florence & The Machine

So Florence Welch’s crowd at Shepherds Bush Empire last night weren’t exactly hospitable to ascendant, moody minimalists the xx. (One punter yelled “enough!,” and that dude should still be getting booed.) But even if they don’t share fans, Welch and the xx share a certain rapport memorialized here by the xx’s remix of “You’ve Got… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2009 - 5:04 pm

The xx Remix Jack Peñate

A friend was just raving about Jack Peñate’s show at Mercury Lounge this week. All your friends are always raving about the xx every week. Putting the raves in a row, then, is this remix of Peñate’s “Pull My Heart Away” by the xx’s Jamie Smith. By Jack’s hand the track soars in a Robert… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2009 - 3:27 pm

Listen To The XX

The hotly tipped, self-titled debut from London rockers the XX is out next week on Rough Trade, but you can stream it in full now on NME.com. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 10, 2009 - 10:31 am
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