The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 26

The prolific Ty Segall and the adventurous My Brightest Diamond shine on this week's TAS Top 20.

Animal Collective Announces Tour Dates

Animal Collective, set to releae Centipede Hz on September 4 (September 3 in the UK) on Domino, has announced tour dates beginning on September 18 in Seattle. The world tour includes a stop at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park on October 5.  Pre-sale begins tomorrow, June 12, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Ticket Giveaway For Dirty Projectors And Wye Oak At Celebrate Brooklyn! On July 10

Two of The Alternate Side's favorite bands, Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak (who knew that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was a fan?), play a benefit concert for Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell on July 10 and we've got tickets to give away. The show also marks the release date of Dirty Projectors' new album, Swing Lo Magellan, so we suspect it will be a memorable night. Purity Ring is also on the bill. 

Ticket Giveaway For Scissor Sisters And Rye Rye At Terminal 5 On July 6

Scissor Sisters play a two-night stand at Terminal 5 this July supporting their more subdued odyssey Magic Hour, released last month. TAS is giving away tickets to see these veterans of the dance floor at Terminal 5 for the July 6 gig, a pretty fine way to let loose during a long holiday week. Opening is Baltimore rapper Rye Rye who finally released her debut Go! Pop! Bang! — overdue by three years — in May.

Win Tickets For Bowerbirds At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On June 23

North Carolina folkies Bowerbirds are making a meaningful return with their third album, The Clearing. The duo of Phil Moore and Beth Tacular endured some personal and medical travails following the release of 2009's Upper Air but persevered, releasing their graceful new record earlier this year. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Bowerbirds, joined by Basia Bulat and Midtown Dickens, at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 23.

Beach House Debut New Video, Announce 'Frightened Eyes' Tour


In addition to their previously announced summer festival stops, including Central Park Summerstage on July 23, Beach House's Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand will set out in support of their new album Bloom with the curiously-named "Frightened Eyes" tour this fall, kicking off September 13 in Richmond, Virginia. Plus, watch the duo's new video for "Lazuli."

First Listen: Hot Chip And 'In Our Heads'

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The quirky dynamic that defines Hot Chip has served the UK quintet well, but perhaps never as fully — or confidently —  as it does on the band's outstanding fifth album, In Our Heads.  The record drops June 12 on Domino Records (June 11 in the UK/EU), but preview it now courtesy of TAS sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

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