THE XX HEADLINES HOLLYWOOD BOWL
HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2013 SUMMER SEASON UPDATES
Sun., Sept. 29, at 7PM
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WHAT: Just added to the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season is THE XX, confirmed to headline on Sunday, September 29, sharing the bill with CHROMATICS.
Single tickets are available for purchase beginning Saturday, May 4. “Five or More” subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season are available now at http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/buy-5-or-more.
The xx exist in a time and space of their own making. In 2009 the south London trio’s debut album xx (Young Turks), quietly made over the course of two years, bled steadily into public consciousness to become shorthand for newly refined ideas of teenage desire and anxiety. Articulated with a maturity beyond their years, its hallmarks were restraint and ambiguity. Three years on, Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith are back with a new album, Coexist (Young Turks), and a new perspective. Following the release of xx, the trio spent the lion’s share of 2010 far from home, taking their gentle shaping of a new London sound to ears and hearts in America, Japan, Australia and mainland Europe. Critical acclaim was matched by commercial success around the world, before The xx won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize. With all the successes and new experiences of that intense year and a half, a period away from the stage and studio was inevitable. In late October 2010 The xx returned from tour for some time apart, and normality.
Coexist’s dawn realizations flicker into life under house music’s gaze, most resonant on “Reunion,” “Sunset” and “Swept Away.” It also echoes in Romy’s guitar riffs and Oliver’s bass lines, which circle and build like loops. Above all, Coexist is an album of confident adult reflection. “Angels,” sung by Romy, is a perfectly distilled love song. Its counter is “Fiction” led by Oliver, a bittersweet ballad that’s strength lies in naming its fear. What has changed for The xx? Nothing, and everything. Older and wiser, surer yet still so tender, Coexist finds itself on the other side of heartbreak, when the light returns.
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