The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 5

TAS favorites Stars and Ariel Pink return to the Top 20 chart with Banks threading her way to No. 1.

Watch: Poliça Live At TAS And WFUV Performing 'Lay Your Cards Out'

Poliça, fronted by the beguiling Channy Leaneagh (and featuring Gayngs gang leader and producer Ryan Olson on its debut album, Give You The Ghost), came by The Alternate Side and WFUV's Studio A last week for a vibrant live session. We'll post the session in its entirety in the not-too-distant future, but check out a video of the band playing "Lay Your Cards Out" from Give You The Ghost, out now on Totally Gross National Product. Poliça play the Sasquatch! Music Festival this Friday, May 25.

Yeasayer Get Fragrant For New Album This August

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Working the old-fashioned way, via snail mail, Yeasayer sent out CDs (and offered up a free download) of a new single called "Henrietta" to fans last week amid strong indications that a new album was on the way. Now it's official. Yeasayer will release Fragrant World this August via Secretly Canadian. Check out the 11-song tracklisting after the jump.

The xx Announce North American Tour Dates

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The xx, on the brink of releasing its yet-to-be-titled second album, has announced additional tour dates that takes the trio to North America, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on August 2.

First Listen: Sigur Rós And 'Valtari'

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Sigur Rós has returned, in full Icelandic splendor, after a hiatus of four years with Valtari, out on May 29. Preview the album now via The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending May 27

Poliça haunts the peak of the TAS Top 20 with Give You The Ghost while Here We Go Magic and the Walkmen sail onto the album chart with two exceptionally good albums.

White Rabbits: TAS In Session

Brooklyn's White Rabbits owe an undeniable debt to Spoon; Britt Daniel produced the group's 2009 album It's Frightening and for its  latest effort, Milk Famous, White Rabbits recruited Spoon producer Mike McCarthy. But on their new album, the sextet spoons with its own formula of bold, percussive assaults, buoyant guitar riffs and synth-swept storms on tracks like "Temporary,"  one of three songs the band played when they visited the Bronx wonderland of The Alternate Side's Studio A. Listen to the White Rabbits in session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT (and streaming on the TAS website), but after the jump, check out exclusive videos of the White Rabbits' riveting set.

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