Tag Archives: The xx

2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Monday Music News

The xx released this new video for “Chained” off their most recent album Coexist. If the lyrics and male/female vocal layers don’t get you, the beauty of this video added to the music certainly will. Directed by the Young Replicant Team from The Creator’s Project, the video is as minimal but deeply affecting as the band’s sound. ToroRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

After a busy week of Decibel Festival, we are back with a whole new selection of shows for you to enjoy. Monday night, we start with Firewater and Bad Things at Crocodile, and also Stephen Marley, Spragga Benz, and Jo Mersa at Showbox at the Market. Tuesday night, Dirty Three is at Neumos, and Mono and ChrisRead more...

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Thursday Music News

While traveling in Texas as part of her tour behind this year’s The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple has been arrested for hash possession. (Let the flood of “Free Fiona” and “Criminal” jokes commence.) Apple is currently being held in a Hudspeth County jail, but is still scheduled to play The Moody Theatre tonight as partRead more...

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Album Review: The xx - Coexist

Scenes come and go. For small windows of time, certain styles jump to the forefront of the music sphere and bands get their 15 minutes of fame. But with time, new fads come into vogue and the old ones fade into the mist. This timeless truth is evident perhaps now more than ever, with technologyRead more...

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Music News: Alt-J, Django Django, Jessie Ware Nominated for Mercury Prize

This year’s Mercury Prize awards were released earlier this morning, containing 12 British or Irish albums of the year as judged by the independent panel of judges, and attempting to encase the year’s best sounds. In case you don’t know: the Mercury Prize is among the most prestigious awards a band can receive, giving themRead more...

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Live Video: The xx

“Less is more,” KEXP’s DJ El Toro always says, and few things reflect that statement more acutely than the aesthetic cultivated by The xx‘s Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft. Together with producer Jamie xx, the songwriting duo strip down the songs on their second release, Coexist (out today!), to create a masterpiece of sultryRead more...

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Out This Week 9/11

It’s a mind-blowing list of new releases on perhaps the biggest release date of the year, so let’s get started. You’re going to need all the time you can get to pick these up. First up, the long-awaited second album by The xx is potentially KEXP listeners’ album of the year. While it’s but oneRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Perhaps one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Coexist, the sophomore effort from the xx, is now streaming at NPR as part of the First Listen series ahead of its September 11th release date. The band played a sold-out show at the Showbox at the Market in July, and will return to Seattle to playRead more...

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