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The xx producer Jamie Smith (left) met bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim when all three were 11 years old. "I was quite happy just to stay us," Smith says. "I think just keeping your closest friends around is the best." Alasdair McLellan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The xx On Growing Up Without Growing Apart

Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have been a trio since childhood, but like any long-term relationship, it's taken work. They joined NPR's Ari Shapiro to talk about their unique bond.

Pieces of the Day Zola Blood
Export Import Tosca
Night Is Young The 2 Bears
The Keeper [Banks Remix] Bonobo
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Michelle Obama's Emotional Farewell: 'The Power Of Hope' Has 'Allowed Us To Rise'

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Kit and Pearle Dosh
I Need A Dollar Aloe Blacc
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Good Things
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Booger Man The Gaturs

The xx producer Jamie Smith (left) met bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim when all three were 11 years old. "I was quite happy just to stay us," Smith says. "I think just keeping your closest friends around is the best." Alasdair McLellan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The xx On Growing Up Without Growing Apart

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On Hold The XX
Intro The xx
The Curse Agnes Obel
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Learning Jinsang
Spring is Nearly Here The Shadows

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New Democratic Senate Leader Vows To Hold 'Donald Trump's Feet To The Fire'

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Trem Two Mission of Burma
City Of Lovers Baby Monster
Alone In Kyoto Air
Deep Relief Sundara Karma
My Czesko Guitar Flim
Ikaria Laura Veirs
Cappuccino The Knux
Be Brave The Strange Boys

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