Fresh off their angelic 2012 LP Coexist, British pop minimalists, the xx, have released a subtle and eerie video to accompany their track “Fiction”. Directed by Young Replicant, “Fiction” is shot in black and white, thus strengthening the trio’s penchant for simplistic, colorless media (see each of their album covers).
 
The video features bassist and vocalist Oliver Sim lurking weak-kneed through desolate landscapes, completely and utterly alone. This bit of promotion is timely for The xx as they’re set to blaze through the U.S. with indie rock titans Grizzly Bear this summer. Check out the video for “Fiction” along with The xx’s upcoming shows below.
 

 
Tour Dates For The xx:
06/06 – Toronto, ON, – Parc Downsview*
06/07 – Montreal, QC, – Esplanade Du Centenaire*
06/08 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion*
06/09 – Randall’s Island, NY – Governor’s Ball Music Festival*
06/11 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion*
06/12 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit*
06/13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/15 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory*
06/16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
 
* with Grizzly Bear