Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

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

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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.

Grizzly Bear Is Back With Upcoming Album, New Song And Tour Dates

It's been three years since the well-received Veckatimest dominated iPods far beyond Williamsburg and now Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear is back with news of its still-untitled fourth album, due in September, a worldwide tour and an intricately arranged new single, called "Sleeping Ute." Check out the dramatic, fuzzed-out latticework of the guitar-driven track after the jump.

Listen To Metric's 'Synthetica' Streaming

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Metric's much teased release of its fifth album Synthetica happens on June 12, but the curious can stream the album now courtesy of the band via Soundcloud. In addition, the quartet wlll also offer shows exclusive to Metric fans in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco later this month.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending June 10

Vancouver's Japandroids and Britain's sister duo 2:54 make TAS Top 20 debuts while the West Coast rules with Silversun Pickups at the peak of this week's album chart.

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