The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 1

Five new releases from Belle and Sebastian, Matt and Kim, The Decemberists, Django Django and Sleater-Kinney shovel a path onto this week's snowy TAS Top 20.

Prinze George Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On February 10


Maryland-spawned, Brooklyn-based trio Prinze George won't release their self-titled debut EP until March 3, but the buzzy young band embarks on a tour this winter, playing Mercury Lounge on February 10, along with Ayer. Kenny Grimm, Naomi Almquist and Isabelle De Leon make shimmering synth pop with a wistful undertow, like their gently percolating singles "Make Me," and "Victor." The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Prinze George and Ayer's February 10 gig; just enter by this Sunday, February 1, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Father John Misty Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On February 12


Josh Tillman, best known as Father John Misty, has crowned his second album with the unlikely title of I Love You, Honeybear. He's recently gotten married, which might account for that dewy-eyed declaration. The lovestruck singer-songwriter will also be in New York during Valentine's Day week and what better gift for your own honeybear than a ticket to see Father John Misty at Rough Trade on February 12? The Alternate Side wants you to be a lover, not a fighter so we've set aside a handful of tickets; enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, February 1.

Two Gallants Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On February 13


San Francisco's Two Gallants show off aggressive rock chops on their forthcoming fifth album, We Are Undone, released February 3 on ATO. The duo are also headed to New York for two sold-out gigs at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade. The Alternate Side has set aside two pairs of tickets for Two Gallants' Mercury Lounge late show on February 13. Opening is Happiness, a band comprised of three members of Deer Tick. Want to go? Just fill out an entry form for a chance to win by this Sunday, February 1, at 5p.m. EST. 

Until The Ribbon Breaks: TAS In Session

There's a dystopian undertow to Until The Ribbon Breaks' first album, A Lesson Unlearnt, but the trio's genre-blurring debut is far from dour or dire. Cardiff-born, Los Angeles-based Pete Lawrie-Winfield and bandmates Elliot Wall and James Gordon have deftly mixed hues of soulful R&B, pop, muscular hip-hop, atmospheric electronica and dance rock into a heady brew.  The trio recently visited WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session, to discuss the cinematic scope of the album and working with Run The Jewels and Homeboy Sandman. Watch videos of Until The Ribbon Breaks in Studio A, listen to the session any time in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, January 23, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending January 25


Panda Bear and Alvvays slip and slide onto this week's TAS Top 20.

London Grammar Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On January 27


From a hit single with Disclosure, "Help Me Lose My Mind," to the trio's own 2013 debut album, If You Wait, London Grammar has become one of the more successful proponents of atmospheric indie soul. Singer Hannah Reid posseses a quiet intensity that elevates songs, like their hit "Strong," to a mournful grandeur. London Grammar, with opening act Until The Ribbon Breaks (also playing Rough Trade solo on January 28) have a sold-out show at Terminal 5 on January 27 and The Alternate Side has a couple of pairs of tickets set aside. Want to go? Enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, January 25, at 5 p.m. EST.

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