The Antlers: TAS In Session

The Antlers first started making real traction in 2009 when they released their third full-length album, Hospice. As the title suggests, that record dealt with some pretty weighty subject matter, but it was presented in such a moving way that it was impossible not to get swept away by it. Since then, the Brooklyn trio has continued to hone their craft of creating stirring sonic landscapes. The Antlers' latest release, Familiars, is a thoughtful and deliberately-paced collection of songs that instills calmness and warmth. Watch videos of The Antlers during their recent visit to Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, June 25, at 11a.m., EDT, also streaming online.

Morrissey Cancels Balance Of US Tour

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Morrissey has cancelled the balance of his US tour, including a June 21 date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. According to a statement, the tour's curtailment is due to a "respiratory infection" that the singer says he developed in Miami on May 31 and an "acute fever" that required a hospital visit in Boston following his show there on June 7. Via a longer missive on Morrissey's fan page True To You, where the singer frequently communicates with his fans, he blames his frequent opening act, Kristeen Young, for passing on the illness, a claim which Young denies.

Jack White Marks His Record Release Day With A Live Webcast Concert

Jack White will be celebrating the release of his second solo album, Lazaretto, with a live video webcast from the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. PT (12:45 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, June 10 via NPR Music. The album is also FUV's "New Dig" this week.

First Listen: The Antlers, 'Familiars'

Each of Familiars' deliberately paced songs sprawls to between five and eight minutes, and each takes a thoughtful journey in the process. The result mixes subtlety, grandiosity and beauty. Listen to The Antlers' Familiars streaming now, courtesy of the artist, FUV and NPR Music, before the album's release on June 17.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending June 15

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Brooklyn's Parquet Courts make their TAS Top 20 debut while Bob Mould still reigns at the apex of the chart.

Courtney Barnett Ticket Giveaway For Bowery Ballroom On June 17

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Courtney Barnett's songs run the gamut from tough rockers ("History Eraser") to nuanced storytelling ("Depreston") and on the back of her her two EPs, she's already become one of indie rock's new darlings. She might still be working on her debut album, but Courtney Barnett is selling out her tours in the States, Europe and her native Australia. Courtney Barnett returns to New York for a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom on June 17, but if you weren't quick enough to snag a ticket, you might just win a pair from The Alternate Side. Enter to win by this Sunday, June 15, at 5p.m.

Poliça Ticket Giveaway For Music Hall Of Williamsburg On June 17

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Poliça's second album, 2013's Shulamith, revealed even darker, moodier textures to Channy Leaneagh's lyrical musings and the quintet's overall aesthetic. To mark the release of the deluxe edition of the album this week, Poliça is back on the road for a tour and they'll play Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 17. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the sold-out show; just enter by this Sunday, June 15, at 5p.m. EDT.

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