Emmy The Great: TAS In Session

Singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, who records as Emmy the Great, has been nomadic of late, drifting between her longtime home base of London, her native Hong Kong, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other locales. That peripatetic spirit has informed the new songs for her forthcoming third album and her new EP, called S. She recently came by FUV's Studio A (accompanied by her brother as a handy backup band!) and discussed the impact of her romantic travails on her songwriting, life living out of a suitcase, the progress of her third album, and much more. Watch videos of Emmy the Great playing live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 27, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

 

Watch: Django Django Play 'Waveforms' Live In Studio A

Mercury Prize nominees Django Django visited The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session on Monday, the day before before the band's triumphant, sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom on October 2 (they play Brooklyn's Knitting Factory tonight). Watch Django Django's exclusive TAS performance of "Waveforms" here.

Get Reel With The Alternate Side's Fall Fun Drive 2012

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Great film soundtracks are the focus of WFUV and The Alternate Side's Fall Fun Drive and it's time to "get reel" and support the public radio you love. We have not one, but three special ways of thanking our loyal listeners. Contribute any amount and you're a supporter of The Alternate Side. Contribute $35 and we'll send you our brand new Live From The Alternate Side Volume 2 CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded in Studio A, from Beach House, Twin Shadow, Beirut, White Rabbits, Blitzen Trapper and many more. For $50 you'll receive  Live From The Alternate Side Volume 2 and a TAS t-shirt. You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 now through October 5.

First Listen: Tame Impala, 'Lonerism'

Not a collection of psychedelic freakouts so much as a collection of controlled psychedelic slow-burns, Tame Impala's Lonerism makes alienation and introversion sound both alluring and, ironically, inviting. Listen to Lonerism streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to the album's October 9 release.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 7

 Matt and Kim storm onto the TAS Top 20 with Lightning while Divine Fits don't need a tantrum to get to No. 1 on the album chart.

Ticket Giveaway For The xx At Paradise Theater On October 28

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The xx's stunning sophomore album, Coexist, finds the trio again exploring the boundaries of intimacy, silence and space. Despite the hushed nature of the music, the band knows how to translate those spare songs to live performance. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the xx play the Bronx's majestic Paradise Theater on October 28. Opening is the always-terrific Chairlift, also adept at writing pretty, lovelorn pop songs.

Win Tickets To Psychedelic Furs At The Capitol Theatre On October 20

The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler has one of the most recognizable voices in pop and rock,  a weary, keening rasp that vacillates between unmitigated joy ("Heaven") and a punk-lashed sneer ("Pretty in Pink"). The band, which has been around since 1977, is touring again and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Psychedelic Furs' stop at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on October 20. 

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