The xx Announce First Album in Three Years, ‘Coexist’
"Club music has definitely had an influence"
Two weeks after premiering a handful of new tunes at their recent London shows, the xx have announced the follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut. The record, which was announced unofficially in December, will be called Coexist. We presume the title has nothing to do with living in the shadow of all the side-project work Jamie xx has been churning out since the band paused touring back in 2010.
“After a long time on the road, we took a break, created our own studio, and wrote these new songs that we’re so looking forward to playing to you,” the band wrote in a Facebook post. “We will be touring throughout the summer and beyond, and hope to play somewhere near you soon.” The album, Jamie has said in interviews, will be far more extroverted than the trio’s intimate debut: “Club music has definitely had an influence,” he says.
Coexist drops September 11 Stateside (September 10 in their native U.K.).
The xx 2012 Tour Dates:
May 29 – Bordeaux, France @ Le Rocher De Palmer
May 30 – Toulouse, France @ Le Phare
May 31 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
June 8 – Turin, Italy @ Traffic Festival
June 9 – Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound
June 15 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
June 16 – Hultsfred, Sweden @ Hultsfred Festival
June 22 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 23 – Neuhausen, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 27 – Haervic, Norway @ Hove Festival
June 29 – Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
June 30 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 7 – Gdynia, Poland @ Heineken Open’er Festival
July 14 – Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock Festival
July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
July 25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
July 28 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theater
July 29 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
July 31 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
August 2 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
August 9 – Sibinek, Croatia @ Terraneo Festival
August 10 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
August 11 – St Pere, France @ La Route du Rock
August 18 – St Polten, Austria @ FM4 Frequency Festival
August 19 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
August 31 – Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
September 7 – Isle of Wight, England @ Bestival