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The XX

April 17, 2013 - The XX became almost instantly one of the most talked about bands in the UK when their self titled debut won them the Mercury Prize a few years back. Having earned that honor when they were barely out of high school, the band took a small break before focusing on recording their new disc, Coexist.
Singers Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim along with multi instrumentalist producer Jamie Smith talk about what they were and weren’t worried about in putting together their sophomore album. Plus Y La Bamba, the Portland based indie folk band. Their music is beloved by singer Neko Case. Y La Bamba’s leader Luzelena Mendoza shares how Neko found them when they were starting out and discusses how her Catholic and Mexican roots have shaped Y La Bamba’s songs. And Night Beds. Newcomer Winston Yellin reflects on the numerous comparisons people have made between him and famed indie rocker Bon Iver since releasing Night Bed’s debut Country Sleep.