Remember earlier this month, when Jamie xx appeared on French TV to perform his stunning single "Loud Places"—from his debut album In Colour—with his The xx bandmates (and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint) in tow? Well, last night he repeated the performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, but this time he really outdid himself, bringing not only Romy, Oliver and Stella, but also singer-songwriter/Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek, Jehnny Beth of post-punk band Savages, L.A.-based crooner Moses Sumney, XL Recordings' rising singer-songwriter Okay Kaya, and the Harlem Gospel Choir. Whew! Watch the star-studded (by independent music's standards) performance above, and read Jamie's thoughts on the important of dance music here.
Photographer Daniel Shea
June 16, 2015