Pioneering indie-pop minimalists The XX recently posted a handwritten note on their Facebook page with the announcement that they were finally back in the studio working on their third album. The news comes as a pleasant surprise to fans, seeing as they’ve been busy with various other projects (like a critically acclaimed Jamie XX solo album) in the four years since the release of Coexist. They also shared a playlist of songs they’ve been listening to in the studio, so even if we don’t have new music quite yet, we still might be able to imagine what they’re going for this time around. Velvet Underground meets Radiohead? Sia meets Suicide? Nina Simone meets Queens of the Stone Age? They’ve got my attention.