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SLCene Suggests: The xx at The Complex

by on October 15, 2012

THE XX, THE COMPLEX, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., $27.50

English indie-pop band The xx burst on the scene in 2009 with a self-titled debut that landed in the Top 10 of many critics’ year-end lists, and garnered the Mercury Music Prize, an award for what is deemed the best album from the United Kingdom/Ireland. The band’s sprawling, often delicate songcraft is further explored on this year’s follow-up, Coexist, which garnered reviews nearly as strong as the debut. While the band members claim the new set is reflective of the past couple years the band spent on tour, partying in clubs rather than moping through school (a period that informed their debut), it’s hard to listen to Coexist and exactly dub it “party music.” Even so, it’s stirring in spots, interesting throughout, and certainly proves The xx to be a band worth keeping an eye on in the future.

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