Tag Archives: The xx

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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Tuesday Music News

Songs from Coexist, the xx‘s forthcoming sophomore album, are continuing to trickle out onto the internet, but instead of being unveiled by fan footage, the newest song to be revealed was released by the band themselves. “Chained,” the second track on Coexist has yet to be played live, but you can hear it now inRead more…

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Live Review: The xx w/ Perfume Genius & Jacques Greene @ Showbox at the Market 7/25

Wednesday night may have been one of the better bookings in recent Showbox history. The xx are prefacing their tour in support of upcoming record Coexist with a string of gigs at smaller venues. Their “big” show for the new record will be at the Paramount on October 6 (which you can get tickets forRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Chicago indie rock band The Sea and Cake have announced a new record and released its first single. Runner is out September 18 on Thrill Jockey Records, and the band will tour shortly after that. Their tour will include a stop in Seattle on November 3 at the Crocodile. The new single “Harps” is anRead more…

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