Warpaint: TAS In Session

The second weekend of Coachella is upon us and Warpaint is on the bill. We've been caught in "The Undertow" of this L.A.-based band since 2010, when Warpaint released their excellent debut,The Fool. There is now a new, self-titled release which expands upon their atmospheric vibe. Although the band incorporated other sonic textures and a more meticulous approach to arrangment, Warpaint still maintains that same spooky vibe that filtered through their earlier work. Watch videos of Warpaint  performing in Studio A and listen to an interview with the band in the FUV Vault

 

TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending January 15

For the first TAS Top 20 of 2012, the album chart gets a fresh influx of new records from Alamo Race Track, Nada Surf, Chairlift and Tennis.

Radiohead, Pulp, Bon Iver, At The Drive-In And More Tapped For Coachella 2012

Coachella garnered some grumbles when it was announced the festival would stretch over two weekends, but today's Facebook  announcement of a strong lineup of Radiohead, Pulp, Bon Iver, the reunited At The Drive-In, The Black Keys, M83, Dr. Dre with Snoop Dogg, Florence and the Machine, The Shins, M83 and many more should appease fans. Coachella takes place April 13-15 and April 20-22 in Indio, California. After the jump, the full lineup.

Austra: TAS In Session

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One of the more intriguing bands to emerge in 2011 is Toronto's Austra, a sensually-charged electro-pop band led by the coolly insouciant, classically-trained singer Katie Stelmanis. Like her vocally distinctive Domino Records labelmates Anna Calvi and Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe, Stelmanis' robustly operatic voice elicits attention, but rides effortlessly and prettily upon Austra's lustrous synth-scapes. The band, now a sextet, dropped by The Alternate Side recently and played a generous mini-set, nestled between observations about censorship, their cryptic video for "Lose It" and working with dance producer Damian Taylor. Listen to the session this Friday, January 13, on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. ET and streaming on The Alternate Side.

At The Drive-In Is Back

Fans of the hard rocking At The Drive-In, defunct since 2001, have a good reason to toast the new year. The band, in a mysterious tweet and website banner, has announced its return after an 11-year hiatus ... or, at least, that "this station is  ... now ... operational."

Watch: Jack White, Danger Mouse And Daniele Luppi's "Two Against One"

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Last year's cinematically lush soundscape from producers and composers Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi, the spaghetti western-influenced Rome, has a brand new animated video for the track "Two Against One," featuring Jack White.

White Rabbits Leap Into New Year With Third Album And Tour

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White Rabbits have released, via free download, "Heavy Metal," the first song from their upcoming third album Milk Famous, due out on tbd Records on March 6 (with a vinyl release to follow a week later). A lengthy spring tour is in the works for the Brooklyn-based group with a stop at New York's Webster Hall on April 12. After the jump, download "Heavy Metal."

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