Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

First Listen: Tricky, 'Adrian Thaws'

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On his 11th album, Tricky still showcases a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. But he also plays around with new facets of his persona. Listen to Tricky's Adrian Thaws streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's arrival on September 9 in the States.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 7

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Denmark's The Raveonettes ride a wave onto the TAS Top 20 and Alt-J reclaims the peak of the chart.

OK Go Ticket Giveaway: Le Poisson Rouge On September 18

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Although OK Go might be famous for their impressive, innovative, Rube Goldberg-inspired videos, the Los Angeles-based band tours as well and it's no optical illusion.  Supporting their new single "The Writing's On the Wall," and their forthcoming album, Hungry Ghosts, out on October 17, OK Go are on tour this summer and will be at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on September 18. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; enter by this Sunday, September 7, at 5p.m. EDT.

YACHT Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On September 22

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YACHT might have a dystopian world view, but remain upbeat when is comes to Los Angeles. YACHT's Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt recently released a new app called "5Everyday," which offers five fun things to do in the City of Angels on a daily basis, and they're still making clever music too, like their recent single, "Plastic Soul." YACHT's on tour right now too and have three gigs upcoming in New York. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to YACHT's sold-out show at Rough Trade on September 22. Enter by this Sunday, September 7, for a chance to win.

Ty Segall Ticket Giveaway: Webster Hall on September 17

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The very prolific Ty Segall has—surprise—a new album out called Manipulator. However, Segall took a bit more time than usual, stretching to a full 14 months to write and record the album. Unlike the more intimate, acoustic mood of his prior release, Sleeper, Segall chooses a more aggressive, rock 'n' roll mode on Manipulator, yet acknowledges the various melodic and textural influences that have shaped his brief, dynamic career. Ty Segall heads to New York for two shows at Webster Hall on September 17 and 18; The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the September 17 gig. Enter by this Sunday, September 7, for a chance to win.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: TAS In Session

One of many contemporary bands that assumed the mantle of dense and beautiful shoegaze left by '90s predecessors like Ride, Cocteau Twins and Lush, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman. The band's shimmering new album, Days of Abandon, marks a significant change in the group's lineup as well as their sound; under Berman's guidance, this iteration of POBPAH uses fewer electric guitars and focuses on a more acoustic approach. Watch videos of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart live in Studio A playing a pair of songs from the new album, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, August 29, at 11 a.m., EDT, also streaming online.

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