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Nothing New

During the 2008 I'm New Here sessions at New York’s Looking Glass studios, Scott-Heron recorded stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs. Accompanying himself on piano and with no overdubs, this is Nothing New, a unique musical insight into one of the most profound recording artists of our time.

Luminous

Luminous was recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey, it’s the follow-up to the band’s 2007 debut Strange House, the Mercury-nominated Primary Colours (2009), and the critically-acclaimed Skying (2011).

6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Same old bobby, same old beat

yeah, they ain't got nothin' on me

6 Feet Below the Moon, the debut album from King Krule AKA Archy Marshall, will be released on Saturday 24 August, Archy's 19th birthday, by XL.

Sigur Rós

Kveikur

201317Jun
Kveikur

Þú segir aldrei neitt, þú ert ísjaki

Þú ert ísilagður

Þú þegir þunnu hljóði og felur þig bakvið

Ísjaka

Sigur Rós's new studio album, Kveikur, will be released on XL Recordings worldwide on 17th / 18th June 2013. The record, which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, sees the band shifting towards a more direct, aggressive sound.

Modern Vampires of the City

The gloves are off

The wisdom teeth are out

What you on about?

Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album, and it will be released on May 13th / 14th (US) 2013 by XL Recordings.

Atoms For Peace

AMOK

201325Feb
AMOK

I laugh now

but later's not so easy

Amok is the debut album from Thom Yorke's new project Atoms For Peace. Atoms for Peace... members of staff Thom Yorke Vocals Keyboards Programming and Guitars Nigel Godrich Production & Programming Joey Waronker Drums Mauro Refosco Percussion Flea Bass

ADELE

Skyfall

20125Oct
Skyfall

This is the end

Hold your breath and count to ten

Skyfall is the official theme song to the latest James Bond feature film. Written by ADELE with Paul Epworth, it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

The xx

Coexist

201210Sep
Coexist

And with words unspoken

A silent devotion

I know you know what I mean

Three years after their Mercury-winning debut, The xx are back with a new album, Coexist, and a new perspective. Where their first record lent in close to whisper in your ear, Coexist gazes warmly in your eyes. Much has happened to lead to this point: most pertinently, they’ve grown up. 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.

ADELE

21

201124Jan
21

Sometimes it lasts in love

but sometimes it hurts instead

Adele’s album 21 was released on Monday, January 24th 2011. The album includes the singles Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire To The Rain, and Rumour Has It. 21 became the world’s biggest selling album of 2011, and went on to win the 2011 Grammy for Record of the Year (one of six that Adele was awarded), and the 2011 Brit Award for British Album of the Year.

The Horrors

Higher

20124Dec
Higher

When you wake up,
When you wake up,
You will find me

HIGHER is a deluxe boxed set of the singles and videos from The Horrors album SKYING. It features covers and reworkings from Andrew Weatherall, Peaking Lights, Connan Mockasin and more.

I'm a firestarter

twisted firestarter

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, XL Recordings will reissue The Prodigy's seminal album The Fat Of The Land on December 3rd /4th (US). Originally released in 1997, 'The Fat Of The Land' was an instant critical and commercial hit, entering both the UK and US album charts at number 1 and subsequently shooting to number 1 in 24 countries around the world. To mark this 15th anniversary release, the band have handpicked a group of artists to remix key tracks off the album, including Noisia, Alvin Risk, Zeds Dead, Baauer, The Glitch Mob and Major Lazer.

Please forgive my heart It’s not that the problem lies anywhere in there

Bobby Womack is set to release a brand new album on 11th June 2012 in the UK (12th in the US). Co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL’s Richard Russell, The Bravest Man In The Universe was recorded at Albarn's Studio 13 in west London and New York's Manhattan Center between October and December 2011. It's Bobby Womack's first album of original material since 1994's Resurrection. The album features vocal contributions from Fatoumata Diawara and Lana Del Rey.

New music in 2014 from: FKA, The Horrors, Jamie xx, Jack White, Jungle, SBTRKT & Gil Scott-Heron

News

Today, Record Store Day 2014, Jack White will attempt to create the fastest-released record of all time, at Third Man Records in Nashville.

Thanks to our friends at TMR we'll have rolling coverage here from 9am CT / 3pm BST....

Gil Scott-Heron - Nothing New, Out Today

Today, Record Store Day 2014, see's the release of Gil Scott-Heron's Nothing New, a limited edition vinyl album of unreleased...

The Horrors - Watch The Video For So Now You Know

Watch the sweeping new video for The Horrors' So Now You Know, here.

Sigur Rós - Listen To The Rains Of Castamere From Game Of Thrones

Spoilers ahead... Sigur Rós made a very special guest appearance in last night's Game Of Thrones. Listen to their version of the Rains...

Watch Richard Russell x Damon Albarn - Back And Forth

XL's Richard Russell and Damon Albarn discuss their work on Albarn's debut album, Everyday Robots, which is out on Parlaphone on 28...

On April 19th, Record Store Day, Jack White will record the World’s Fastest Released Record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind.

Here, Third Man Records explain: "First thing in the morning, Jack White will take the stage in Third Man's blue room and record direct-to-acetate what will...

Jack White - The New Album Lazaretto, Listen To High Ball Stepper

Today, Jack White has announced his new album, Lazaretto, will be released on 9 June by Third Man Records/XL. The follow-up to his...

Jamie xx - Listen To Beats In Space With John Talabot

Last night, Jamie xx & John Talabot stopped by New York's Beats In Space radio show. The two went back to back for the whole show,...

Stream and Download Eyedress' Hearing Colors Mixtape

Eyedress, part of the Abeano family, has made his wonderful debut mixtape, Hearing Colors, available to stream and download for free at

RATKING - Debut Album So It Goes Out Now, Watch The New Video For Canal

RATKING's explosive debut album, So It Goes is out everywhere, now on Hot Charity. You can get the digital here and the beautiful vinyl...

Rollo Jackson's London... On A Regular is a great short film for DAZED that examines the eternal allure of London's nightlife and features contributions from XL's Richard Russell and our friends Seb Chew, Mark Ronson and Benji B. Watch it here.

Gil Scott-Heron - Listen To Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams) From Nothing New

Today, 1 April 2014, would've been Gil Scott-Heron's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Gil.

XL will release an album of unheard Gil...

Jamie xx - Listen to Sleep Sound

On 5 May, Jamie xx will release his first 12” of 2014 on Young Turks. The double A side, Girl / Sleep is available to pre-order now from...

The Horrors - Listen To So Now You Know

Listen to So Now You Know, a massive new song from The Horrors forthcoming album, Luminous.

RATKING - Listen To So It Goes

RATKING release their explosive debut album, So It Goes, next week. Listen to it here:

Last night, Vampire Weekend played Unbelievers live on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon with the New York skyline projected behind them. Watch it here.

The xx - Look Behind The Scenes At The Armory Shows

The xx are playing a groundbreaking series of 25 special shows to audiences of just 40 people at the Park Avenue Armory. The New York...

SBTRKT - Listen To Transitions

SBTRKT has just launched his Transitions project, available now through Young Turks.

"This is music written over the last year, whilst...

Jungle - Watch The New Video For Busy Earnin'

Watch the brand new video for Jungle's Busy Earnin'.

Jungle have also just announced their biggest headline show to date. The band will...

RATKING - Watch So Sick Stories Ft. King Krule

Watch the brand new Ratking video for So Sick Stories, their collaboration with King Krule, taken from their forthcoming debut album, So...

At last night's Oscar's ceremony in Los Angeles, Ezra from Vampire Weekend joined Karen O on stage to perform the Oscar-nominated, The Moon Song from Her

The Horrors - Watch Still Life And More Live At The BBC 6 Music Festival

Last night, The Horrors played a storming set at the BBC 6 Music Festival. Watch Still Life below, or the whole show here.

...

King Krule - Listen To Neptune Estate (Travi$ Scott RMX)

The great Travi$ Scott has remixed King Krule's Neptune Estate. Listen to it here.

The Horrors - New Album: Luminous. Listen To First Song, I See You

The Horrors announced their brand new album, Luminous, will be released 5 May. Listen to their blistering new song I See You, here.

Jungle - Listen To Busy Earnin'

Jungle are the newest additions to the XL family. Listen to their brand new single, Busy Earnin' here.

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