First Listen: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

The band, known for its glorious guitar noise, opts for a synthesizer-driven sound on its latest album. Listen to Wye Oak's Shriek streaming now via FUV and NPR Music before its release on April 29 on Merge Records.

Ticket Giveaway For Young The Giant And Grouplove At Terminal 5 On March 9

Banish the late winter blues with two sunny California bands coming to New York: Young the Giant, whose affection for anthemic indie rock was evident on their 2011 debut album, and the shambolically good-natured Grouplove, whose song "Tongue Tied" was tapped for high-profile commercial for Apple's iPod. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see both bands when they take over Terminal 5 on March 9.

Win Tix To Mission Of Burma At MHOW On January 19

Influential post-punk rockers Mission of Burma released their last album, The Sound The Speed The Light, three years ago and have been touring steadily in support of the record (although they've been working on their next album). This year marks, amazingly, the 30th anniversary of the release of their explosive debut, Vs. Mission of Burma return again to the New York area on January 19 to play Music Hall of Williamsburg and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets.

Watch: Wilco's New Video for "Whole Love," Directed By Jeff Tweedy's Son

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Wilco has released the new video for "Whole Love," from 2011's The Whole Love, and the clip is a family affair; it was directed by frontman Jeff Tweedy's son Spencer and features Tweedy's other son, Sam. Check out the video after the jump.

Grinderman Exits With A Remix Album

Last month Nick Cave pulled the plug on Grinderman — at least for the foreseeable future — but as a final adieu, the band will release a remix album this March, reconfiguring tracks from 2010's Grinderman 2  with contributions from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Queens of the Stone Ages' Josh Homme, UNKLE, Andy Weatherall, The Horrors' Faris Badwan's side project Cat's Eyes, A Place To Bury Strangers and more. After the jump, check out the tracklisting and  Zinner's take on "Bellringer Blues."

Hospitality Recruit Cat For Album Release Shenanigans, Kick Off Tour Next Week

Brooklyn's Hospitality, who release their self-titled debut album on January 31 and who are one of TAS' picks for breakthrough bands of 2012, kick off a short-but-sweet tour next week. The group is also plotting their February 3 hometown record release celebration at Glasslands Gallery and have even recruited a trusty feline to deliver their invitation. Cat-hair-covered video and tour dates after the jump.

The Last Shadow Puppets Plot Return With A Second Album

Miles Kane, ex-frontman of The Rascals and currently touring with his solo album Colour of the Trap, has confirmed that he and Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner will return to the studio in the not-too-distant future to record their second album as The Last Shadow Puppets.

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