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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

The Flaming Lips worked with a bevy of top-notch artists (see the track list after the jump) for their Record Store Day release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. You can catch a preview via this stream of their performance with Bon Iver on “Ashes in the Air”.



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Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

Japandroids
Celebration Rock
(Polyvinyl)
Releasing: 5 June


Japanroids are back with their sophomore outing, Celebration Rock, following the critically acclaimed 2009 debut Post-Nothing. Guitarist Brian King recently told Pitchfork: “On a lot of this new record, we actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs,” says King. “Dave (Prowse, drums) and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show.”


You can check out the new tune “The House That Heaven Built” over at Soundcloud and catch the band live at one of the dates below.


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Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

Mission of Burma has thankfully reunited and will be issuing a new album titled Unsound on 9 July via their new label home, Fire Records. The group has just released this stream as a taster for the upcoming project.



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Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

Sigur Rós
Valtari
(XL)
Releasing: 28 May 2012


The eagerly awaited new album from Iceland’s Sigur Rós will be releasing 28 May and will contain seven new songs. “Ekki Múkk” is the first of the upcoming tunes to be released via the Net to promote the album. Shimmering, minimalist, ethereal beauty shines in “Ekki Múkk”, in other words another great addition to Sigur Rós’ catalogue. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump.



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Monday, Mar 26, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

Bassnectar just dropped a banger of a new single “Vava Voom” featuring monster beats and MCing from none other than Lupe Fiasco. Way catchy, sounds like a dancefloor hit. This is the single for the new album Vava Voom releasing on April 10th.



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