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Watch: The xx - “On Hold” Video

I See You Due Out January 13 via Young Turks

Nov 28, 2016 The xx
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The xx are releasing a new album, I See You, on January 13 via Young Turks. Previously the band shared the album’s first single, “On Hold” (which prominently samples Hall & Oates’ 1981 classic “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”). Now the band has shared a video for the song. It was shot in Marfa, Texas while the band was writing and recording part of the album there. Alasdair McLellan directed the clip, which features shots of the band intermixed with images of Marfa high school students. It’s almost NSFW, with a brief bit of nudity, and can be watched below.

The xx issued the following statement about the video in a press release: “Today we get to share our new video for ‘On Hold’ with you! The video is directed by the brilliant Alasdair McLellan, whose work we all adore…It was filmed in Marfa, Texas, a very special place to us, where we wrote and recorded some of our new album. We have a lot of love and respect for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects just some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there.”

The London trio (Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie Smith) recorded their third album between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles, and London. Smith and Rodaidh McDonald produced I See You, which is the follow-up to 2012’s Coexist and 2009’s xx. A press release says the album “is characterized by a more outward-looking, open, and expansive approach” and it is “The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.”

The xx Tour Dates:

11-28 Zagreb, Croatia - Bocarski Dom *
11-29 Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin *
11-30 Poznan, Poland - Hala Nr 2 MTP *
12-01 Warsaw, Poland - Nowy Teatr *
12-03 Vilnius, Lithuania - Compensa Arena *
12-06 Tokyo, Japan - Toyosu PIT
02-08 Stockholm, Sweden - Hovet
02-10 Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
02-12 Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
02-13 Amsterdam, Holland - Heineken Music Hall
02-14-15 Paris, France - Zénith
02-17 Strasbourg, France - Zénith
02-18 Basel, Switzerland - St Jakobshalle
02-20 Milan, Italy, - Mediolanum Forum
02-21 Lyon, France - Halle Tony Garnier
02-23 Vienna, Austria - Marx Hall
02-24 Munich, Germany - Zenith
02-25 Berlin, Germany - Arena
02-26 Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
02-28 Düsseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Hall
03-01 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
03-04 Nottingham, England - Motorpoint Arena
03-05-06 Manchester, England - 02 Apollo
03-08-17 London, England - 02 Academy Brixton
03-17 Cardiff, Wales - Motorpoint Arena
03-23-25 Bogota, Colombia - Festival Estereo Picnic
03-25-26 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Lollapalooza
03-31-04-01 San Isidro, Argentina - Lollapalooza
04-01-02 Santiago, Chile - Lollapalooza

* with Jenny Hval


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