Cults performed live Wednesday at NPR Music's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York. Loren Wahl for NPR hide caption

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Chris Tomson (left) and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend perform at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. Brenda Janario/KCRW hide caption

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