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Listen: Jamie xx – “Far Nearer” and “Beat For”

By ; June 6, 2011 at 7:46 AM 

In the interim between The xx’s debut album and what could be a very difficult second album we’ve already heard one album from their beatmeister Jamie Smith, albeit an album of Gil Scott-Heron remixes. Now Smith is giving us a first taste of his entirely solo material with a single called “Far Nearer,” that you can buy from today at the label Numbers. Additionally we’ve got the b-side called “Beat For.”

“Far Nearer” is much more dubsteppy than anything on We’re New Here, while “Beat For” has a bit of a tropical vibe. Both show a lot of promise for an album, should Smith have the time to record one while not on duty for The xx. Check out both songs below.

Jamie xx – Beat For (limited vinyl & download out now – http://farnearer.com) by Numbers

Jamie xx – Far Nearer (limited vinyl & download out now – http://farnearer.com) by Numbers

[via Pitchfork]

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