Wolf Alice: TAS In Session

At Wolf Alice's gig at Mercury Lounge in late January, the venue was jam-packed for this canny north London quartet with a knack for songs that teeter between stormy lashings and tender idylls. On the basis of two very impressive EPs released over the last two years, Blush (2013) and Creature Songs (2014), Wolf Alice has made ambitious strides, graduating from tiny Camden Town club gigs to behemoth festivals like Glastonbury. The band's debut album, My Love Is Cool, will be released on June 23. Watch Wolf Alice's set in Studio A and listen to the entire session and interview now in the FUV Vault.

Win Tix To See Two Gallants At Bowery Ballroom On September 24

Returning after a four-year hiatus, San Francisco's punk-leaning folkies Two Gallants are back with a new album, Bloom and the Blight. They've also got  a new label, ATO Records, and a U.S. tour ahead. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the duo's upcomng Bowery Ballroom gig on September 24 and although Two Gallants'  new record is just 33 minutes long, we suspect the show will be a lot longer.

First Listen: Stars, 'The North'

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The band's sixth album rewards exploration with moments that alternately swoon, seethe, swing and paralyze. Any Stars fan should find something to like here, as the group swings from springy pop-rock to gorgeous balladry to grandiose mission statements. Listen to the new album here via WFUV and NPR Music.

FUV Boat 80s Flashback! The TAS Staff Picks Our Decade Faves

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WFUV and The Alternate Side are going back to the future on the FUV Boat time machine on September 7 with an 80s-themed dance bash down the Hudson River, a vital fundraiser for both stations. Head to rtrcruises.com for tickets and details, but to get ourselves in the mood, the TAS Staff dug out our vinyl, parachute pants and VHS tapes to come up with a list of our faves of that decade.

 

Elbow To Release B-Side Compilation 'Dead In The Boot'

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Elbow has had a busy summer, thanks to the Olympics and work on the band's sixth album, and now the quintet will release a compilation of B-sides called Dead In The Boot on September 4 (September 3 in the UK) via Fiction/Cooperative Music.

Icky Blossoms Set North American Tour Dates

Omaha's Icky Blossoms are leaving Nebraska and heading on the road this fall, playing select dates with The Faint, Reptar and Rubblebucket.

Watch Everything Everything's New Video For 'Cough, Cough'

Mercury Prize-nominated band Everything Everything has been working on its sophomore album, Arc, and on Tuesday, the Manchester-based group released the video to "Cough Cough," the first song from that upcoming record, due out this January.

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