Sylvan Esso, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2014. Zac Visco for NPR hide caption

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Spoon, performing "Rent I Pay," live from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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British post-punk band Eagulls performs at NPR Music's SXSW showcase. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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ScHoolboy Q onstage at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Sunday, February 23rd. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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