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[Listen]: The xx Release Their Beautiful 'Gatsby' Contribution 'Together'

By Lani Conway on
Time for another The Great Gatsby soundtrack break. We've already heard the contributions of Fergie, Lana del Rey, Beyonce and Andre 3000, Florence + The Machine, etc. Now it's London-based The xx's turn. The gorgeous downtempo track "Together" is pretty much what you'd expect from the minimalist indie outfit. But this time, a stunning violin section creates an incredible and heartfelt conclusion to one beautiful love song.Read Full Story

The xx Cover Beyoncé's 'I Miss You'

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)Believe it or not, Vin Diesel's take on Rihanna's "Stay" is not actually the week's most buzzed-about cover. That would be The xx's cover of Beyoncé's "I Miss You," recorded in December in Austin and released just in time for Valentine's Day (we were late to the party). Enjoy.Read Full Story

Listen: The xx's 'Chained'

By Alicia Dennis on
It's been three very long years since The xx released their starkly sensual self-titled debut, but their upcoming album Coexist, out next month on Young Turks, promises more of their carefully textured pop, this time with a thumping club flavor.This week, the band unveiled a second track off the upcoming album: The short, sublime "Chained," which is bound to pop on every smart college kid's "boner jams" playlist, despite its lyrical content about an emotional gulf in a relationship.Read Full Story