Earlier this year, The xx’s Oliver Sim went solo, releasing the singles “Romance With A Memory,” “Fruit,” “Hideous,” and “GMT” over the course of the past five months. Today, with the release of Sim’s debut album Hideous Bastard just a few weeks away, Sim reunites with Jamie xx for an expansive remix of his most recent single, “GMT,” which Jamie stretches an extra seven minutes, adding long breakdowns and riding the groove that makes “GMT” such an infectious jam.
Sim previously explained the reasoning behind the song’s Beach Boys sample on Apple Music, telling Zane Lowe, “[Sims and Jamie xx] spent a few weeks in Sydney, did a road trip down to Byron Bay, listening to music, swimming a lot… we were listening to a lot of The Beach Boys at the time. When we arrived in Byron Bay, we started ‘GMT.’ Sampling is such a personal thing. You’re not just sampling because of how beautiful it sounds but because of all of the emotional memories you have locked into it. We had to solidify the moment.”
In addition, he also announced tour dates beginning this autumn.
09/29 — Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/01 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/02 — San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/05 — Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/06 — Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/08 — Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
10/09 — Boston, MA @ Royale
10/10 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/11 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/20 — Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
10/22 — Paris, FR @ Le Cabaret Sauvage
10/23 — Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
10/24 — Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
10/26 — Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast
10/27 — Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich
10/29 — Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall
10/30 — London, UK @ KOKO
Hideous Bastard is out 9/9 via Young. Pre-order it here.