The Swedish band JJ released a summery pop album in 2009 that captivated every music fan who was lucky enough to come across it. Pitchfork.com nudged them out of obscurity by proclaiming the album, jj nÂș 2, Best New Music, and the album landed on many 2009 best-of lists.

While still shrouded in mystery, jj has joined Secretly Canadian to release their next full-length, jj nÂș 3, on March 9th in the United States (UK date TBA), in conjunction with Scandinavian label Sincerely Yours.

jj will make their first North American performances with The xx on a spring US tour:

3/22 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
3/23 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
3/24 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
3/25 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
3/28 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
3/29 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
3/30 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
3/31 New York, NY – Webster Hall
4/02 Boston, MA – Paradise
4/03 Montreal, QC – Le National
4/04 Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
4/05 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
4/06 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
4/08 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
4/09 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
4/12 Bellingham, WA – The Nightlight Lounge
4/13 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/14 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
4/16 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill