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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Listen To Blur's New Songs 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan'

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If you had better things to do yesterday than await the livestream of Blur debuting new songs "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" on a mysterious rooftop in west London, check out videos of the "official" lyric videos after the jump.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 8

Guided by Voices, headlining this weekend's CBGB Festival in New York, debut on the TAS Top 20 while The Walkmen ascend to the apex of the album chart with Heaven.

Girls' Christopher Owens Quits The Band

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Girls' singer and songwriter Christopher Owens has never been secretive about his ongoing personal travails with drugs and relationships (and let's not forget his childhood in a cult), but fans were taken aback when the musician quit his own band via Twitter on Monday.

Silversun Pickups: TAS In Session

Although Silversun Pickups has seen its share of indie rock mainstream success, the Los Angeles quartet isn't content staying on a predictable path. For its third album, Neck of the Woods, Silversun Pickups strayed on a darker, dreamier road, influenced as much by frontman Brian Aubert's affection for scary movies as by its new producer, Jacknife Lee, who has worked with U2, Editors. and Bloc Party. Both Aubert and bassist Nikki Monninger discussed Lee's impact and more when they dropped by The Alternate Side for an acoustic session which airs this Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m. EDT on TAS on 91.5 WNYE and streams on the TAS site. After the jump, watch videos of the predominantly Neck of the Woods set, plus "Panic Switch" from Swoon.

Ticket Giveaway For Morrissey At Radio City Music Hall On October 10

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Despite frequent rumors that the irascible master of melancholic pop might retire, Morrissey embarks this fall on his most generous tour of North America in five years, a 33-date amble that even includes one show with Iggy and the Stooges in Los Angeles. The Alternate Side revels in our Morrissey Mondays and we're especially happy (in a morose Moz way) to give away a pair of tickets to our grumpy mascot's sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall on October 10.  

Win Tickets To Hot Chip At Terminal 5 On July 20

Hot Chip's fifth album, In Our Heads, has been called the electro-pop band's strongest release to date, a crafty, catchy collection that luxuriates in the quirky dialogue between vocalists Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard. Supporting that new record, he band is taking over New York for more than a one-night stand, playing both Brooklyn (July 18) and Manhattan (July 20) . The Alternate Side is giving away tickets the band's Terminal 5 gig on July 20 which features the excellent Chromatics, riding high on the TAS Top 20 chart for weeks with Kill For Love.

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