The studio recording for the xx's first Coexist single "Angels" has arrived with a quick note from the band:
"It's been a long time since we've played you anything new. This song is called 'Angels,' it is the first single from our new album, Coexist. We've been playing this song live recently, so it feels good to share with you the version we've been working on for so long. We hope you like it. xx The xx"
This is indeed the track the group has been playing at a few of their live gigs recently, and it will be available on Spotify and via iTunes at midnight tonight. It's a pensive, echo-laden lullaby filled with the kind of heart-stopping moments that defined the band's self-titled debut. Its central refrain: "They would be as in love with you as I am."
The single also comes with additional North American fall tour dates and an album bundle deal — the Jamie xx-produced Coexist, which is out September 11 via Young Turks (September 10 in the U.K.), will go the way of MDNA and a digital copy of the record will be included with each ticket purchased for any of the duo's fall tour dates.
The xx's Coexist Track List
- "Swept Away"
- "Our Song"
The xx Remaining Summer 2012 Tour Dates:
July 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda (SOLD OUT)
July 25 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market (SOLD OUT)
July 28 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theater (SOLD OUT)
July 29 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
July 31 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre (SOLD OUT)
August 2 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
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
The xx Fall 2012 Tour Dates:
October 5 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC
October 6 - Paramount Theater - Seattle, WA
October 7 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
October 10 - The Pool at The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
October 11 - Soma - San Diego, CA
October 12 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
October 13 - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA
October 14 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA
October 16 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
October 17 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
October 19 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
October 20 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL
October 21 - Pabst Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
October 24 - Imperial De Quebece - Quebec City, QC
October 25 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
October 28 - The Paradise Theater - Bronx, NY
October 29 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
October 30 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD