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Listen: Jamie xx makes good on title of new single 'Sleep Sound'

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The xx hasn't released a new album since "Coexist" in 2012, but the British electro-soul trio is having something of a moment nonetheless.

For starters, the group is in New York nearing the end of a run of unique shows at the Park Avenue Armory in which it's playing nightly to audiences of approximately 40 people -- a different vibe, needless to say, than the xx's main-stage performances last year at Coachella.

And then there's the new Coldplay single, "Magic," which has been widely compared to the xx, and for good reason: With its spindly guitar line and gentle machine beat, the song sounds exactly like the xx.

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Now the band's resident beatmeister, Jamie xx, has added to the proceedings with a solo tune posted online early Thursday.

Half of what his label is calling a "brand-new AA-sided single," "Sleep Sound" is, true to its title, a drowsy dance track overlaid with spacey synth tones and the type of disembodied vocal snippets you might hear in a dream following an evening spent listening to Sade and Everything but the Girl.

It'll be released (along with an additional song called "Girl") on 12-inch vinyl on May 6. But you can hear it now below.

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