COEXIST-ING WITH THE XX

The xx have taken the moody, confessional, atmospheric indie pop sound that gripped the world on their 2009 debut, xx, and built on it for their new release, Coexist. This new album is a musical daydream, full of distinctly English emotion. Romy Madley Croft and Olly Sim croon back-and-forth about love and longing while Jamie xx, who’s become a master producer in his own right, builds their ghostly soundscape.

Coexist has The xx perfecting their sound while adding a few new elements: steel drums, two-step and dubstep beats, a bit of rock guitar. As wonderfully intimate as their debut, Coexist is an album that celebrates life’s quiet and fleeting moments and the beauty they inspire.

BEST TRACKS / ”Chained”, “Angels”, “Reunion”, “Missing”

-MARK DOMMU