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Since disbanding in 1998, Polvo, the math-rock band from North Carolina, find themselves in the midst of a comeback tour in support of their reunion album In Prism. The band is back in action with a new drummer in tow. Below is a performance of “Beggar’s Bowl” off their new album from back in September.

The xx, from London, England, are amid a worldwide tour to promote their debut album, xx. This video is from their recent show in Brooklyn, playing their single “Basic Space”. If you didn’t get to see this performance live, there are still three more shows in New York City, followed by five more solid months of touring, with stops going from California to Europe and everywhere in between. 

Violens have delightfully mashed up the title track from the Very Best’s Warm Heart of Africa. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig sings on the track and sounds as giddy as can be.

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Warm Heart of Africa (Violens Remix) [MP3]
     

Last Wednesday, the ubiquitous Phoenix continued to make the rounds by appearing on Last Call with Carson Daly. The band pulled out the fan favorite “1901”, which was not only played on Conan and Craig Ferguson, but it’s also the background music for the newest Cadillac commercials. 

This clip not only provides great live footage of the band at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, but it has a short documentary on the band, giving fans and new listeners background on Phoenix and their newest release, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.

The Flaming Lips stopped by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic last Friday and performed a bunch of songs from their latest, Embryonic, as well as a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse”, because they’ll be covering Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety with Star Death and White Dwarfs.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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