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 of them performing “Islands,” “Crystalised,” and “Angels” below. The band also sent out a newsletter update on their third LP this afternoon, which they’ve been recording in Marfa, Texas; Reykavik, Iceland; and their hometown of London. Read that below as well.
And their update:
It’s been a while, we hope everything is wonderful with you.
This year has been a creative one for us so far, we have been hard at work writing and recording new music in a few different places around the world.
In the spring we spent a few weeks in the incredible and unique town of Marfa in Texas. Then, in Summer we spent some time just outside of Reykavik in Iceland. This Autumn we have been back in London, writing and having some time at home but this week we are heading out to Los Angeles to continue the writing and recording process.
Although all very different, each of these places have been inspirational environments to create music in, and each will have an influence on the new album. The whole process is a big adventure and we can’t wait for a time when we’ll be able to share the music with you.
Lots of love until then.
xx The xx
[Photo via Instagram.]