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    If you like the xx, listen to Max Elto

    Swedish duo Max Elto may not be singing about love and relationships in the same subtly poetic way as The xx—in fact the lyrics of, "I found some animals in the backyard, they don't look so happy to me" seem kind of ridiculous taken out of context—but it's the combination of restrained guitars and propulsive electronic production that makes songs like "Backyard Animals" similar to material from The xx's Coexist. Max Elto only have a couple of songs on their Soundcloud, but with a recent signing to an Atlantic imprint Big Beat, their future is looking bright.