First Listen: Toro Y Moi, 'What For?'

In recent years, Chaz Bundick's sound has traveled down some unexpected side roads. But What For? takes a U-turn back to feel-tingly guitar-pop, with winsome results. Listen to Toro Y Moi's What For? streaming on WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on April 7.

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.

TAS On WNYE Schedule For Tuesday, September 11

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To accomodate WNYE's broadcast of the official September 11 memorial ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York tomorrow, TAS on WNYE will be pre-empted from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. TAS will be available, as always, streaming on the The Alternate Side's website and WFUV-HD3.

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