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Movie Musical Soundtracks Have The Charts Feeling Like La La Land

This is one of my more controversial views, a position so conservative some might call it retrograde, but in light of this past week’s events…
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The xx I See You

I once had a college professor who gave a whole class on how important the opening sentence of a novel is. A great opening line…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2017 - 11:19 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We listen to music to feel like we are part of something bigger than ourselves. We listen to music to challenge our worldview. We listen…
Stereogum | November 11, 2016 - 5:35 pm

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The xx Are Selling A Christmas Sweater

Everyone is selling Christmas merch these days. And now the xx, one of the least festive bands in existence, are selling one of the least…
Peter Helman | November 16, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Watch The xx Play “Dangerous” & “Say Something Loving” On Kimmel

It's always weird to see the xx playing music outside during daylight; they are a nighttime band if ever there was one. But on last…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2017 - 9:39 am

The xx – “On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)”

One of the most common observations about "On Hold," the great lead single from the xx's I See You, was that it found the band…
Chris DeVille | September 13, 2017 - 9:31 am

Watch The xx Cover Justin Timberlake’s “My Love” In BBC Live Lounge

There are few bands who know more about slinky, sexy pop songs than the xx. And during a recent visit to the BBC's Live Lounge,…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Watch Maggie Rogers Cover The xx’s “Say Something Loving”

Electro-folk singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, who broke the fuck out last year with her Pharrell-approved single "Alaska," is the latest musician to appear on Australian radio…
Peter Helman | August 3, 2017 - 9:16 pm

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Include Ed Sheeran, alt-J, The xx

The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist was announced today. Ed Sheeran, Sampha, the xx, grime MC Stormzy, and alt-J (who won the prize in 2010) are…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 27, 2017 - 8:59 am

Depeche Mode, Savages, & Lisbon Ambiance Help Make NOS Alive One Of 2017’s Coolest Festivals

Though it's had a few different names over the years, NOS Alive has been taking place in Lisbon since 2007. Like some of its European…
Ryan Leas | July 10, 2017 - 10:13 am

The xx – “I Dare You” Video (Feat. Millie Bobby Brown & Paris Jackson)

The xx's new "I Dare You" video is a star-studded affair on both sides of the camera. Directed by Alasdair McLellan in partnership with Calvin…
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2017 - 9:28 am

The xx Cancel Night + Day Festival

The festival economy is indeed going bust, with several large-scale music events including Canada's Pemberton and (quite notoriously) Fyre Fest abruptly cancelling in recent months.
Chris DeVille | June 27, 2017 - 5:10 pm

Hear The xx’s Drake-Sampling “Naive” And Watch Their “Brave For You (Marfa Demo Version)” Video

The xx have shared official audio for "Naive," their I See You vinyl bonus track that samples Drake's "Doing It Wrong." They also released a…
Chris DeVille | June 23, 2017 - 10:12 am

Arcade Fire, The Magnetic Fields, Grace Jones, & More Make Primavera Sound The Best Festival In Europe

Primavera has a particular reputation, as being one of the best, most interestingly curated festivals in Europe. (Or, anywhere, for that matter.) It earns it.
Ryan Leas | June 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

Watch The xx Perform “I Dare You” On Colbert

On the off day in between their tour dates in Philadelphia and New York, the xx stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to…
James Rettig | May 19, 2017 - 9:36 am

The xx Announce Night + Day Iceland Festival

The xx have announced that their Night + Day festival will be heading to Iceland in July after stints in Lisbon, Berlin, and Brixton. It'll…
James Rettig | May 10, 2017 - 9:55 am

The xx – “A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)”

Four Tet, the veteran British producer known to his parents as Kieran Hebden, comes from the same adventurous-but-withdrawn beat-music mindset that gave us the xx's…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2017 - 9:55 am

Glastonbury 2017 Lineup

For all the attention we give things like Coachella and Bonnaroo, the UK's Glastonbury Festival is probably the biggest and most historically significant music festival…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2017 - 8:53 am
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