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.

The Raveonettes Release First Song From Upcoming Album 'Observator'

Denmark's fetching, fuzzed-out rockers The Raveonettes have revealed the first track off of their upcoming sixth album, Observator, set for release on September 11 on Vice Records. Listen to "Observations" after the jump,  now available as a download (not free) on the band's site. A slew of North American gigs is also on the horizon this fall, including a stop at New York's Webster Hall on October 5.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 1

The TAS Top 20 heats up with Hot Chip and Sun Kil Moon while Beach House sprawls leisurely along the shoreline of the album chart.

Lower Dens: TAS In Session

Atmospheric patterns shape Lower Dens' Nootropics, a haunting underworld of hazy psychedelic rock, Krautrock and electronic reveries. The album, out now on Ribbon Music, is just the second chapter of a four-part journey for a band that may — or may not — conclude permanently after frontwoman Jana Hunter and her bandmates release that fourth record. Hunter remained cryptic about Lower Dens' fate when the band recently visited The Alternate Side for a stirring session that will air this Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. on TAS on 91.5 WNYE, streaming on the TAS site. Lower Dens, on a North American tour now, plays New York's Bowery Ballroom on July 19.

Bon Iver Announces Additional Dates, Including Two More New York Shows

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More shows have been added to Bon Iver's ever-growing itinerary that includes arena gigs in Europe, more East Coast stops and now four — yes, four — shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 

Blur Debuts New Songs Live Via Twitter On July 2

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Next Monday, July 2, at 6:15 p.m. BST — that's 1:15 p.m. EDT  — Blur will debut two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," playing them live in a "secret location" and enabling fans to watch via a live video streaming on the band's Twitter account. Both songs will also be available for download after the performance, prefacing the band's upcoming short run of UK dates and a sold-out gig with New Order, The Specials and Bombay Bicycle Club at London's Hyde Park on August 12, coinciding with the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremonies.

Win Tix To Grizzly Bear At Radio City Music Hall on September 24

Thanks to the densely textured tease of "Sleeping Ute," the first track released off of Grizzly Bear's still-untitled album due out on September 19, it seems likely that the quartet has interesting plans for their fourth release. Grizzly Bear will also play the biggest New York venue of ther career on September 24 at Radio City Music Hall and wouldn't you know it? The Alternate Side is giving fans the chance to win a precious pair of tickets.

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