Emmy The Great: TAS In Session

Singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, who records as Emmy the Great, has been nomadic of late, drifting between her longtime home base of London, her native Hong Kong, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other locales. That peripatetic spirit has informed the new songs for her forthcoming third album and her new EP, called S. She recently came by FUV's Studio A (accompanied by her brother as a handy backup band!) and discussed the impact of her romantic travails on her songwriting, life living out of a suitcase, the progress of her third album, and much more. Watch videos of Emmy the Great playing live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 27, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.


First Listen: Grizzly Bear, 'Shields'


Grizzly Bear's fourth album rewards listeners with strange surprises and a few hooky, expansive ringers. Along the way, it showcases the considerable gifts of four guys willing to hover patiently through the detours, without sacrificing the beauty that makes the journey worthwhile. Stream Shields now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to the album's release on September 18 (September 17 in the UK/EU) on Warp Records.

Mercury Prize Shortlist Includes Django Django, Alt-J, Field Music, The Maccabees

The shortlist for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was announced in London this afternoon and Django Django, Alt-J, Field Music, The Maccabees, Richard Hawley and Michael Kiwanuka are among the 12 nominees.

Milagres Announces Local Tour Dates With James Iha

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TAS in Session veterans Milagres will be touring with James Iha this October and the itinerary includes two local dates: Mercury Lounge on October 5 and Maxwell's on October 6.

First Listen: Dinosaur, Jr., 'I Bet On Sky'

I Bet on Sky, Dinosaur Jr.'s 10th studio album, knows where its strengths lie: namely, in volume, particularly when J Mascis lets his guitars speak and shout on his behalf. Listen to the album streaming now via WFUV and NPR prior to its release on September 18 on Jagjaguwar.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 16

Stars shine and Animal Collective measure the frequency on the TAS Top 20 while Grizzly Bear lumber to peak of the album chart.

Yeasayer: TAS in Session

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Those irreverent jesters Yeasayer are back with a trippy third album, Fragrant World. The guys are in the midst of a fall tour and play a special hometown gig at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield this Wednesday, September 12. Recently, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder visited TAS's Studio A for a conversation and a live session. Listen to Yeasayer's musings on Ikea's meatballs, Bruce Springsteen and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, plus a generous set of songs, this Friday, September 14 on TAS in Session on WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT and streaming on The Alternate Side. Watch videos of their performance and read interview highlights here.

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