“Crystalised” (Live on Carson Daly) (Video)

    The voting in the Prefix Best Album 0f 2009 poll suggests that folks really like The xx, which caps a remarkable year for the band. Their relentless touring has cost them a member, Baria Qureshi, and they’ve continued to travel golably in support of the album—making their North American TV debut last week on the Carson Daly show.


    Daly provides a brief intro to the band before “Crystalised” is performed in a live concert setting. This version is faithful to the recorded incarnation of the song, with Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim exchanging whispered vocal lines, and a huge crowd remaining reverent throughout.