Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

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My Brightest Diamond Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On September 25


My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden has long been one of experimental rock's more intriguing provocateurs, collaborating with Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and The National. For her fifth album, This Is My Hand, she steps into the milieu of more straighforward pop, albeit with a bold, arty twist. My Brightest Diamond brings her eclectic, expansive songs to Bowery Ballroom on September 25 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, September 21, for a chance to win.

Landlady: TAS In Session

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Brooklyn's Landlady was formed in 2011 by the very busy multi-instrumentalist Adam Shatz who is part of the Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, the jazzy Father Figures and the soulfully psychedelic The Shoe Ins. In addition, Adam has collaborated with country punks Those Darlins and Philly's explosively quirky Man Man. This diverse mix of music is integrated into Adam Shatz's main project Landlady and the band's new album, Upright Behavior. Watch videos of a recent TAS in Session with Shatz and his Landlady cohorts, listen to the conversation and performance now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 12, at 11am EDT, also streaming online.


Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs And Kate Tempest On Mercury Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Mercury Prize, one of Britain's most prestigious music awards for album of the year, was revealed on Wednesday. While Damon Albarn, Anna Calvi and Bombay Bicycle Club made the cut, seven of the 12 nominees (including Albarn) are debut artists, like scrappy street poet Kate Tempest, the sultry FKA Twigs, the funky London duo Jungle and former Portico Quartet member Nick Mulvey. The 

Lost In The Trees Will Go On Indefinite Hiatus After Final December Show

Lost in the Trees is calling it quits by year's end for the foreseeable future. The collective's frontman and songwriter Ari Picker announced via Facebook on Wednesday that after seven years, Lost in the Trees will play a final show in Saxapahaw, North Carolina on December 12. "I’m certain I’ll continue to write and release music," says Picker, "but at the moment it’s time for me to move away from touring for the time being."

David Bowie Announces Career-Spanning Collection And New Music

David Bowie is swiftly following his 2013 release, The Next Day, with a career-spanning collection called Nothing Has Changed, to be released on November 18 in the States. A new, nearly eight-minute single, "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)," will also come out that day, a song Bowie recorded with his longtime cohort Tony Visconti. The single's B-side is another recent recording, "'Tis A Pity She's A Whore." Read about the tracklisting here.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 14


TV on the Radio returns to the TAS Top 20 while Banks makes her first appearance on the chart.

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