Samsaya: FUV Live

Effusive, cheerful and self-determined, India-born, Norway-raised and Sweden-based pop singer Samsaya paints a crimson heart over her eye before every performance. It's a talisman of sorts, reminding the singer (and her fans) of her deep love of music, a passion that guided her through some lonely years as a child and teenager trying to bridge two very different cultures. Earlier this summer, Samsaya released her self-titled EP (her second album, Bombay Calling, will be released in the near future) and she's been opening for Lily Allen in North America. However, Samsaya will have her very own headlining New York show this Monday at Mercury Lounge. Watch Samsaya and her bandmates' buoyant performance of "Bombay Calling" and the single, "Stereotype."  

White Denim Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On September 10


Capable of making both brawling and beautiful music, sprawled across genres, White Denim's psychedelic pop, blues and jazz-inflected rock reaches a satisfying apex in the Austin band's most recent release, Corsicana Lemonade. White Denim takes over Music Hall of Williamsburg in September for three shows and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the quartet's September 10 date. Want to go? Fill out the entry form by this Sunday, August 10, at 5p.m. EDT.

tUnE-yArDs: TAS In Session

One of the most unique acts to emerge over the last five years, tUnE-yArDs is helmed by singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus who, along with her longtime collaborator Nate Brenner, writes carnivalistic, polyrhythmic, genre-blurring music with gleeful abandon. This year, Garbus and her bandmates released their third album, Nikki Nack, and the deeply personal collection thrives on the band’s spirited Afrocentric beats, exuberant chants and jazzy, funked-out strut, all driven by the indefatigable charisma of a Mardi Gras krewe. Watch videos of tUnE-yArDs' visit to FUV's Studio A and listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, August 1, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.


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.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 3


Freeman, the band formed by ex-Ween frontman Aaron Freeman, makes its TAS Top 20 debut while The Shins finally climb to the peak of the chart, thanks to Zach Braff.

The Horrors Cancel Most North American Fall Tour Dates, Reschedule New York Show

The Horrors, forced to cancel the bulk of their fall North American tour late last week due to "circumstances beyond our control," as they wrote on Facebook, have rescheduled one date, shifting their two November New York dates to a single show, October 21 at Stage 48. Tickets purchased for both The Horrors' Stage 48 and Music Hall of Williamsburg shows in November will be honored for the rescheduled show. 

Revisit FUV and NPR Music Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Team FUV spent the weekend at the Newport Folk Festival with our friends from NPR Music. We've uploaded music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and you can catch up on all of highlights—which included sets from Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and more—by heading to WFUV's Newport coverage.

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