jamie xx 'far nearer' single, 'beat for' b-side

Jamie xx, of the Mercury Prize winning The xx, gained acclaim earlier this year for his remix album of the late Gil Scott-Heron‘s I’m New Here.

Today, Glasgow label Numbers releases his first proper solo single, “Far Nearer.” The steel drum driven track has a subdued summertime feel and the familiar drum machine and low end sounds of The xx:

The b-side, “Beat For,” is much darker with a nod to drum & bass:

Meanwhile, The xx are said to be working on the follow up to their self-titled debut for a late 2011 release.

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