Warpaint: TAS In Session

The second weekend of Coachella is upon us and Warpaint is on the bill. We've been caught in "The Undertow" of this L.A.-based band since 2010, when Warpaint released their excellent debut,The Fool. There is now a new, self-titled release which expands upon their atmospheric vibe. Although the band incorporated other sonic textures and a more meticulous approach to arrangment, Warpaint still maintains that same spooky vibe that filtered through their earlier work. Watch videos of Warpaint  performing in Studio A and listen to an interview with the band in the FUV Vault

 

Real Estate: FUV Live

Back in 2011, FUV host Darren DeVivo discovered Real Estate while listening to The Alternate Side—not bad when music discovery begins at home! Beguiled by the New Jersey group's knack for jangling guitars, richly-woven melodies and catchy hooks, he became a fervent fan and recently interviewed Real Estate for FUV. The band released its third album, Atlas, earlier this year they've  just announced a show at Terminal 5 on October 2. Earlier ths spring, the guys visited FUV's Studio A for a session, available now in the FUV Vault. Watch videos of live performances of Real Estate's "Crime," "Primitive" and more. 

These New Puritans: Ticket Giveaway For Bowery Ballroom On April 30

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Few bands rethink their entire sound, album to album, as defiantly as These New Puritans. The Essex group's third album, the astonishing Field of Reeds, is far removed from the biting post-punk angularity of their 2008 debut Beat Pyramid, slipping with melancholy grace into lushly orchestrated terrain that edges into contemporary classical. These New Puritans are making a rare visit to New York this month, playing Bowery Ballroom on April 30. It's a must-see show and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Just enter by this Sunday, April 20, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win.

Fanfarlo: Ticket Giveaway For Bowery Ballroom On April 22

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Chamber pop collective Fanfarlo released its handsome third album, Let's Go Extinct, in February. The London-based band is making its way back to New York for a show at Bowery Ballroom on April 22. Interested in winning a pair of tickets to see Fanfarlo? Just enter by this Sunday, April 20, at 5p.m. EDT.

School of Language: Five Essential Albums

During a hiatus from Field Music in 2008, David Brewis, who shares the Mercury Prize-nominated band with his brother Peter, released his first solo album as School of Language, the ambitious Sea From Shore. Six years later, David has returned with a second School of Language album, Old Fears, out now on Memphis Industries. It's a fantastically funked-out, slyly soulful, shapeshifting collection of songs that draws on everything from classic R&B to angular art pop. Intrigued by that fearless collage of sounds, The Alternate Side asked School of Language's David Brewis if he'd pull together his Five Essential Albums for us.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending April 20

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Angel Olsen soars high and wild onto the TAS Top 20 chart this week.

Listen: The Black Keys' "Turn Blue"

The Black Keys have already released the rowdy "Fever," the first single from their forthcoming album Turn Blue. On Monday, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney revealed the title track of their eighth album, due out on May 13 in the States and co-produced by Danger Mouse and the Black Keys.

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