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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.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Mar 2012


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.

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.

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.

Why not jump into the spring season a bit early after the “winter that wasn’t” with a bunch of new tunes ready for the next playlist? The time change an hour forward is never easy, but releases from Chairlift, Porcelain Raft and Dr. Dog can help ease the transition. Also much appreciated are the free downloads from Pretty Lights and Converse’s latest collaboration, bringing together the Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to round out the mix.

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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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