great remix and appropriation of video.
After all these months physical release of cd finally arrived in the US this past tuesday.
Gave it a try. Didn't like it.
Thanks for giving it a listen with an open mind.
Great find! I really like this!
you are at the top of my lungs ♥
Apparently, I get the Tin Ear Award (again). Four of my friends have approached me this week telling me how utterly incredible this group is. Two unrelated guys said they literally listen to the album from start to finish, from the second they wake up until they go to sleep - IT'S THAT GOOD. Guess i'll be on the sidelines for this one, too.
i love this band! i've been raving about them to anyone that will listen. totally understated, extremely sexy music. it's a shame because alot of people will write them off just becaus eof how much hype they're receiving. check out the song "VCR" too
I found them on Aime Street. Bought two of their songs. I like em so far.
I LOVE this band too
I've been telling all my friends to buy the album, amazing stuff.
My fav song is Crystalized
Those busy boys and girls who make up The xx have released another great remix.
This time round it’s a remix of a cover featuring new vocals, get that?
‘You Got The Love’ was originally a hit for The Source and Candi Staton back in 1991.
Florence & The Machine covered the track for her debut album ‘Lungs’ and regularly performs it at concerts.
Now The xx have remixed the track and added their own vocals along side Florence’s.
i don't like them as much as everyone else seems to... kind of bores me & i can't decide if the fact that they just use a drum machine is impressive or lame.
just 'cause i'm shallow doesn't mean that i'm heartless
just 'cause i'm heartless doesn't mean that i'm mean
Oct 21 2009 8:00P
Mercury Lounge (All Tickets Available on the Door/through CMJ) New York
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
Live at the Apple store (SoHo / 103 Prince St) (on stage at 7PM EST) New York
Oct 23 2009 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ School of Seven Bells New York, New York
Oct 27 2009 8:00P
Audio - SOLD OUT Brighton
Oct 28 2009 8:00P
Village Underground - SOLD OUT London, London and South East
Oct 29 2009 8:00P
EKKO - SOLD OUT Utrecht
Oct 30 2009 8:00P
Luxembourg City Exit 07 Luxembourg
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Music in Mind Festival Brugge
Nov 2 2009 8:00P
Universum Club Stuttgart
Nov 3 2009 8:00P
Nov 4 2009 8:00P
Klub 007 Prague
Nov 5 2009 8:00P
Theater Palace St. Gallen
Nov 6 2009 8:00P
Le Transformateur Fribourg
Nov 7 2009 8:00P
Nov 9 2009 8:00P
Nov 11 2009 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York
Nov 13 2009 8:00P
Making Time at Pure Philadelphia
Nov 15 2009 8:00P
DC 9 Washington DC
Nov 16 2009 8:00P
Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nov 17 2009 8:00P
529 Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 19 2009 8:00P
The Mohawk Austin, Texas
Nov 20 2009 8:00P
Casbah San Diego, California
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
Henry Fonda Theater Hollywood, California
Nov 23 2009 8:00P
Independent San Francisco, California
Nov 24 2009 8:00P
State University Sacramento, California
Nov 25 2009 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 26 2009 8:00P
The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 27 2009 8:00P
Neumos Seattle, Washington
Nov 30 2009 8:00P
Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 1 2009 8:00P
Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Dec 2 2009 8:00P
Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Dec 3 2009 8:00P
Le National Montreal, Quebec
Dec 4 2009 8:00P
Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 5 2009 8:00P
Webster Hall New York
Dec 15 2009 8:00P
The Speakeasy Belfast
Dec 16 2009 8:00P
Roisin Dubh Galway
Dec 17 2009 8:00P
The Pavilion Cork
Dec 19 2009 8:00P
The Button Factory Dublin
Jan 15 2010 8:00P
Jan 16 2010 8:00P
Vox Hall Aarhus
Jan 18 2010 8:00P
Jan 19 2010 8:00P
Debaser Slussen Stockholm
Jan 20 2010 8:00P
Jan 21 2010 8:00P
Jan 22 2010 8:00P
Feb 16 2010 8:00P
Feb 17 2010 8:00P
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
Mar 1 2010 8:00P
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
Shepherds Bush Empire London
Mar 5 2010 8:00P
Birmingham Academy 2 Birmingham
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Manchester Academy 2 Manchester
Mar 8 2010 8:00P
Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Studio 24 Edinburgh
Mar 10 2010 8:00P
It's official. I'm the only person I know who doesn't like this band.
I was disappointed they didn't include "Teardrops" on the album.
if you pass under a rainbow, you will turn from a girl into a boy.
Playing approximately three hundred CMJ shows can wear a group down. Just ask the xx, who are currently suffering the consequences of a particularly busy time in New York City last week.
Last night, they were forced to play a London gig without keyboardist-guitarist Baria Quereshi, who was absent due to "exhaustion," according to a spokesperson from their label. For the same reason, the xx have canceled four upcoming European gigs.
The band will be back in action for their November 3 show Frankfurt, Germany, along with the myriad dates booked through the beginning of March. Just looking at their schedule makes me feel a bit light-headed.
Check it out below:
10-29 Utrecht, Netherlands -EKKO
10-30 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Exit 07
10-31 Brugge, Belgium - Music in Mind Festival
11-02 Stuttgart, Germany - Universum Club
11-03 Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
11-04 Prague, Czech Republic - Klub 007
11-05 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Theater Palace
11-06 Fribourg, Switzerland - Le Transformateur
11-07 Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
11-09 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
11-11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11-13 Philadelphia, PA - Making Time at Pure
11-15 Washington, DC - DC 9
11-16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11-17 Atlanta, GA - 529
11-19 Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
11-20 San Diego, CA - Casbah #
11-23 San Francisco, CA - The Independent #
11-24 Sacramento, CA - Sacramento State University #
11-25 Portland, OR - Doug Fir #
11-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom #
11-27 Seattle, WA - Neumo's #
11-30 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club #
12-01 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge #
12-02 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix #
12-03 Montreal, Quebec - Le National #
12-05 New York, NY - Webster Hall #
12-15 Belfast, Ireland - The Speakeasy
12-16 Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
12-17 Cork, Ireland - The Pavilion
12-19 Dublin, Ireland - The Button Factory
01-15 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
01-16 Aarhus, Denmark - Vox Hall
01-18 Oslo, Norway - Garage
01-19 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
01-20 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren
01-21 Malmo, Sweden - Debaser
01-22 Berlin, Germany - Astra
02-16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
02-17 Brussels, Belgium - AB
02-18 Paris, France - Cigale
03-01 Brighton, England - Komedia
03-03 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
03-05 Birmingham, England - Birmingham Academy 2
03-06 Manchester, England - Manchester Academy 2
03-08 Leeds, England - Cockpit
03-09 Edinburgh, Scotland - Studio 24
03-10 Liverpool, England - Kazimer
Thursday, December 10:
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: the xx
I think their album is great!
..There's Things I Haven't Told You.. I Go Out Late At Night..
And If I Was To Tell You.. You'd See My Different Side..
The xx, Dizzee Rascal Make Mercury Prize Shortlist
UK. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut have made the shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, along with albums from the xx, Dizzee Rascal and Corinne Bailey Rae.
The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue the Hospital Club today by BBC radio and TV presenter Lauren Laverne. The annual "album of the year" award is open to albums by British and Irish artists; eligible albums this year had to be released between July 2009 and July 2010.
According to the chair of judges Simon Frith, "this year's Mercury list includes musicians from all stages of their careers and from contrasting parts of the British Isles. It features music that is urban and rural, light and dark, joyful and profound. The records have wit, an abundance of musical energy and their own distinct voices. There is music here to make you laugh, cry, dance and sing."
The full list is:
Biffy Clyro - "Only Revolutions" (14th Floor/Warner)
Corinne Bailey Rae - "The Sea" (EMI)
Dizzee Rascal - "Tongue N' Cheek" (Dirtee Stank)
Kit Downes Trio - "Golden" (Basho)
Foals - "Total Life Forever" (Trangressive)
I Am Kloot - "Sky At Night" (Shepherd Moon/EMI)
Laura Marling - "I Speak Because I Can" (Virgin/EMI)
Mumford and Sons - "Sigh No More" (Island/Universal)
Paul Weller - "Wake Up The Nation" (Island/Universal)
Villagers - "Becoming A Jackal" (Domino Records)
Wild Beasts - "Two Dancers" (Domino Records)
The xx - "XX" (Young Turks/XL).
The xx win Mercury Music Prize for debut album
Mercury Music Prize win a "weird moment of clarity" for The xx
The xx have won this year's Mercury Music Prize for their debut album xx.
The London-based three-piece formed in 2005 and released their record in August last year.
The trio won the revered prize ahead of 11 other shortlisted acts including favourite Paul Weller, Biffy Clyro and Dizzee Rascal to win the £20,000 prize.
Accepting the prize on stage, frontman Oliver Sim said: "I don't know what we were expecting but we weren't expecting this."
He added: "Thank you so much. We've had the most incredible year and it has just felt like every day we've just woken up to something incredible we just weren't expecting.
"It has felt just like a haze. Being here is like a moment of clarity in all that's happening."
In the summer of 2010 Mercury Music Prize winners (and Everything But The Girl fans) The xx asked Tracey Thorn and her long-time partner in EBTG Ben Watt (also Strange Feeling label boss) to record a track from the The xx’s debut album for a special compilation the band were commissioning of covers of the album's songs by their favourite artists. Unfortunately the project fell apart a few months later for numerous logistical reasons (not least the second wind breathed into the original album by the Mercury Prize victory) but not before Tracey had sung a new version of one the album most beautiful tracks, 'Night Time'.
The track gathered dust for a few months but it is rightfully seeing the light of day on a new EP from Tracey Thorn called the 'Night Time EP', released on Strange Feeling on October 31, much to the delight of all concerned. 'Night Time' was handpicked by Tracey and features Ben guesting on guitars and backing vocals (it is the first time the two have played together on a recording for over ten years) with the drums, programming and mix coming courtesy of Tracey's current production collaborator Ewan Pearson (producer of both Tracey's recent acclaimed album 'Love And Its Opposite' and 2007's 'Out Of The Woods'). As Tracey re-articulates Romy's lyrics, Ben fluidly arpeggiates the original interwoven guitar lines into one seamless pass, while Ewan adds crisp fresh half-tempo drums, atmospheric misty synths and booming bass.
Tracey Thorn - Night Time (Original Mix)
i really dont like her version
they're one of my favorite British act. Enjoying their album X so much!
I LOVE THIS BAND! I found them a while a go, forgot how. But I love their song 'iINTRO' is what got me to like them.
Crystallised is a good song.
"Open eyes is a demo we did whilst creating our new album, we just wanted to share it with you. xx
The xx - Open Eyes (Demo)
I like them. A lot. Basic space is one of my favourite songs, and i love the diverse remixes that were made out of it.
You've got the love and Teardrops are marvelous covers.
Check out Jamie Xx's album, it's impressive as well.
The Antlers "VCR (the xx Cover)"
The xx at Chats Palace, London
This band is incredible for sure one of my favorites! I see them live in Amsterdam and they are just AMAZING especially oliver so HOT! I'm glad he is Gay XD
Coexist is the name of the upcoming album from the xx, out through Young Turks on September 11 in the U.S. and September 10 internationally.
10 Swept Away
11 Our Song
The xx - Angels
The xx on tour:
07-23 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
07-25 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
07-28 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theater
07-29 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
07-31 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
08-02 New York, NY - Terminal 5
08-09 Sibenik, Croatia - Terraneo Festival
08-10 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08-11 St Pere, France - La Route du Rock
08-18 St Polten, Austria - FM4 Frequency Festival
08-19 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
08-31 Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-07 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival
10-05 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
10-06 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
10-07 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Pool at the Cosmopolitan
10-11 San Diego, CA - Soma
10-12 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
10-13 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
10-14 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Fest
10-16 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10-17 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
10-19 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10-20 Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
10-21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
10-24 Quebec City, Quebec - Imperial De Quebec
10-25 Boston, MA - House of Blues
10-28 Bronx, NY - Paradise Theater
10-29 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10-30 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
The xx have announced a string of dates for next year, via the band's Facebook. They'll travel the U.S. in support of their new LP, Coexist, following their current European tour.
Check out the dates below:
01-27 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
01-28 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live!
01-29 Richmond, VA - The National
01-30 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
01-31 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
02-02 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
02-03 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
02-04 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre
02-05 Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
02-07 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
02-08 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
02-09 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
02-12 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
02-13 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
02-15 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
02-17 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Here is an intimate three-part documentary on the xx. The film, directed by Jamie-James Medina (photographer, filmmaker, and head of XL imprint Hot Charity), spends some time with the band in the studio, during rehearsal, and on stage. (The videos feature performances of Coexist tracks "Fiction", "Angels", and "Tides", respectively.)
The xx perform "Fiction", talk about their process in the studio:
The xx "Angels", talk about the transition from the studio to rehearsal:
The xx perform "Tides", discuss their live show:
The xx - 'Last Christmas'
The xx - Chained (John Talabot & Pional Blinded Remix)