The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 5

TAS favorites Stars and Ariel Pink return to the Top 20 chart with Banks threading her way to No. 1.

EMA: TAS In Session

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Erika M. Anderson, better known by her stage name of EMA, released her third full-length album, The Future's Void, earlier this year. The new record showcases a new side to EMA which includes more electronic layers and science fiction-inspired lyrics. EMA will be playing Bowery Ballroom on October 5, but not long ago she stopped by Studio A to play us some of the new songs and talk about the record. Watch a video of EMA in Studio A, listen to the interview in the FUV Vault now or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, August 15, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

St. Vincent: Listen To Her FUV Live Concert From Celebrate Brooklyn 2014

Since the release of St. Vincent's ferociously beautiful self-titled album earlier this year—her fourth solo record—Brooklyn-based Annie Clark's assured ascendance as rock 'n' roll's astonishing guitar-shredding goddess, with silver hair and a sci-fi sparkle in her eye, has been thrilling to watch. So what better way to close out Celebrate Brooklyn's starry 2014 summer season last Saturday night at the Prospect Park Bandshell than with St. Vincent's brilliantly unconventional, explosive show, broadcast live on FUV? Read more about the set and, happily, you can listen to St. Vincent's extraordinary concert now in the FUV Vault.

Karen O Announces Limited Tour Dates

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Ahead of the release of her first solo album, Crush Songs, in September, Karen O has announced "intimate" shows in New York, London, Los Angeles and Berlin. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will play four shows in New York: at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (September 9-11) and in the round at Le Poisson Rouge, on September 12. Tickets for all of Karen O's shows go on sale this Friday, August 15, at various times depending on the city (3p.m. EDT in New York).

FKA Twigs Returns This Autumn For A North American Tour

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Following her sold-out, packed-to-the-rafters show at Webster Hall earlier this month, it didn't take long for FKA Twigs to announce plans to return to North America this autumn for her biggest headlining journey to date, a 30-date world tour that includes UK and European shows too. The ethereal, sensual electronic chanteuse's debut album, LP1, is out now and FKA Twigs will be at Terminal 5 on November 8. 

First Listen: Cymbals Eat Guitars, 'Lose'

If the Staten Island band has a unifying philosophy, it's that rock music is a negotiable solid, one that should be assembled with great energy and not-inconsiderable exertion. Listen to Cymbals Eat Guitars' Lose streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before its release on August 19 on Barsuk Records.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 17


Alt-J and their sampled pal Miley Cyrus refuse to vacate the No. 1 spot on this week's TAS Top 20, battling off contenders FKA Twigs and The Shins.

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