TV On The Radio Return With An Album This Fall

TV on the Radio will return this autumn with a new album called Seeds, the band's first since the 2011's Nine Types of Light and the passing of bassist Gerard Smith. The album will also be released on a new label for the group, Harvest Records. TV on the Radio have unveiled a video teaser for Seeds.

Sally Seltmann: Five Essential Albums

While still using the moniker New Buffalo, Australian singer-songwriter Sally Seltmann released two albums and co-wrote Feist's massive hit "1234." Seltmann now records under her own name, when not juggling her other band, Seeker Lover Keeper, and she released the blissful, breezy Hey Daydreamer in March. Seltmann will play New York's Rockwood Music Hall on June 17. Since she's one of Australia's songwriting treasures and professes admiration for everyone from Tiny Ruins to Madonna, The Alternate Side thought it was a fine time to ask Sally Seltmann for her Five Essential Albums.

Strand Of Oaks Ticket Giveaway For Mercury Lounge On June 26

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Philadelphia's Timothy Showalter, who goes by Strand of Oaks, releases his album Heal on June 24, an album that embraces such disparate tunes as the rocking "Goshen '97" (which includes Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis) and "JM," a tribute to the late songwriter Jason Molina. Listen to Strand of Oaks' Heal streaming live this week via FUV and NPR Music and enter to win TAS tickets to see Showalter and his bandmates play a late show at Mercury Lounge on June 26. 

White Hinterland Ticket Giveaway For Rough Trade On June 27

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White Hinterland's Casey Dienel released her third, fiercely idiosyncratic album Baby earlier this spring, a record that illuminates the Massachusetts singer's dynamic vocals and feverish emotional excavation. White Hinterland and her tour de force, deeply personal songs will be at Rough Trade on June 27 with Heavenly Beat and The Henry Millers; enter by this Sunday, June 22, at 5p.m. for a chance to win.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Ticket Giveaway For Music Hall Of Williamsburg On June 28

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has seen a major lineup change, pretty much leaving frontman Alec Ounsworth the sole driving force of what remains of the quintet (drummer Sean Greenhalgh is still on board too). Supporting a new self-produced Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album, Only Run, Ounsworth and his recently recruited touring compadres will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 28 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a pair by this Sunday, June 22, at 5p.m. EDT.

Kins: TAS In Session

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The Australian-born, London-based Kins is a guitar-pop band specializing in what its members call "the sound of doubt, detachment and muted aggression.” The Alternate Side has a soft spot for their smart single “Mockasin's" and a little earlier this year Kins visited the station for a conversation and live performance. Kins are headed back to New York, playing Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery on June 17 and Pianos on the Lower East Side on June 18. Watch videos of Kins playing "Aimless" and "Mockasin's" in Studio A and listen to the band's full session now in the FUV Vault.

TAS and FUV: Bonnaroo Bound

Both The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali and FUV's Rita Houston are in Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo coverage and although Alisa fears she packed the wrong shoes, she's anticipating a little slice of rock 'n' roll heaven via sets from Jack White, King Khan and the Shrines, Cayucas, Capitol Cities and more. On Friday night, June 13, from 7--10pm EDT on 90.7 WFUV, Rita Houston's The Whole Wide World will broadcast live from the festival too, also streaming online.

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