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sxsw | the xx

sxsw | the xx

My SXSW Music highlight, so far, is:

The xx.

A fan of their self-titled first album, I was curious to see how the lush aural experience of their music would translate to a live experience. They were terrific. Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim are up front for the band, backed by Jamie Smith (all pictured here). Save for a dramatic flourish to end the set, like Depeche Mode back in the Black Celebration era, the trio stay rather stationary, but their sound last night was pervasive and powerful.

It was a great – dare I say, at times moving – set. More soon, gotta run to the SPIN day show…

photo by eugene hernandez

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