Kindness Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On March 14

Berlin-based British producer Adam Bainbridge, who records as Kindness, released his sophomore album, Otherness, last fall. It's a lush, R&B-flavored, '80s-gazing record that includes a bevy of guests, like Blood Orange, Robyn and Kelela. Kindness returns to New York for a show at Bowery Ballroom on March 14 and The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets; just enter by this Sunday, March 8, for a chance to win a pair.

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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.

First Listen: Animal Collective's 'Centipede Hz'

Centipede Hz, released on September 4 in the States is jagged and assertive; it snarls and heaves, supported by electric musculature. The album captures the sound of studio wizards who are once again ready to unleash some sweaty savagery on the live stage. Listen to the album streaming now courtesy of WFUV and NPR Music.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 2

The unstoppable Bloc Party and supertrio Divine Fits take their place on the TAS Top 20 while Yeasayer still smell sweet at the peak of the chart with Fragrant World.

Niki And The Dove: TAS In Session

The mysterious world spun by the Swedish trio Niki and The Dove is buoyed by a dreamy brew of ebullient, delectable synthpop, winning songwriters Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf plenty of breathless critical accolades for their debut album, Instinct. The band plays Seattle's Bumbershoot this weekend and then embarks on a North American tour with Twin Shadow, including two shows In New York on September 27 and 28. Listen to Niki and The Dove's wonderful session in Studio A, taped earlier this summer, on Friday, August 31 on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on TAS.  Head here and watch videos of their four-song set.

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