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THE XX, COEXIST [Young Turks, Out now] » When working on a sophomore follow-up to a successful debut, most bands react to the extra dough and time-as-luxury bounty given to them by trying to cram as much as they can into the confines of their new grooves. So give the young men and woman of the xx credit for going as far in the other direction as possible. If you thought that 2009's xx was minimalist in its spare, new-wave, straight-line propulsion, wait until you hear what you don't hear on Coexist.

>> READ MORE: "Minimalists and maximalists" by Daniel Brockman <<

THE XX + CHAIRLIFT :: House of Blues :: October 25:: 8 pm :: $30–$45 :: houseofblues.com

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