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The XX at Bowery Ballroom

London’s The XX  captivated a sold-out Bowery Ballroom  in New York last night. The band have been compared to Portishead, and weve had them on our ipod player all month.

Starting with the hauntingly beautiful “Intro,” The xx threw their signature gem “Basic Space” at us relatively early and soldiered on through the night dazzling with the album’s tracks. A cover was in store, and while it wasn’t their noted Aaliyah remake of “Hot Like Fire,” they took a dumbed-down-dance route sucking the disco out of Womack and Womack’s “Teardrops,” reducing it to a stripped down coo.- Via Sentimentalistmag.com

Optimalist Gianpaolo Pietri