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.

Zeus: TAS In Session

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The journey of Toronto retro-gazing rockers Zeus nearly befits their mighty name. Like one of their inspirations, The Band, the members of Zeus began life as a backing band for singer Jason Collett before venturing out on their own with their debut album, 2010's Say Us. The band's second album, Busting Visions, is out now on Arts & Crafts and the quartet recently visited The Alternate Side and talked about the evolution of the new record. Listen to the session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. EDT (streaming on the site). After the jump, read the interview highlights and listen to Zeus performing songs like "Anything You Want Dear" and "Are You Gonna Waste My Time."

The Walkmen Add More Tour Dates

The Walkmen, who released Heaven last week on Fat Possum (the UK/EU release is today), have added more tour dates, in addition to their opening slot with Florence and the Machine and assorted festival appearances. Although they've already sold out a celebratory record release show at Bowery Ballroom this Wednesday, June 6, the Walkmen will also play Terminal 5 on October 18. 

Win Tix To Foster The People And Tokyo Police Club At Rumsey Playfield On June 11

Foster the People might be from Los Angeles, but the pumped-up trio has been spending a lot of time in New York's Central Park. Just last month they played with The Kooks and Kimbra at Rumsey Playfield and now they're back for a June 11 Summerstage show with Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra. It's an extended "farewell" in support of the band's debut Torches — Foster the People are looking ahead to their next album —  and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the sold-out gig.

Win Tickets To See Liars At Webster Hall on June 20

Liars' new album WIXIW (pronounced "wish you") is yet another departure for the always adventurious trio, leading them down a lush path boldly strewn with electronic experimentation, samples and longing lyricism. It is angular, haunting and an ambitious step for the trio. Liars play Webster Hall on June 20 with another powerful electronic force, Oneohtrix Point Never, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show.

Win Tix For Los Campesinos! At Brooklyn Bowl On June 23

Los Campesinos! just released a free new song on their website with the twee title of "Tiptoe Through the True Bits," but the band's 2011 album, Hello Sadness, strays more towards melancholy than quirky mannerisms. It's also the band's strongest release to date so it's a fine time to catch Los Campesinos! live, supporting this excellent record. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Los Campesinos! show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 23 with TAS friends Yellow Ostrich.

The xx Will Release New Album This September

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The xx will release its second album, Coexist, on September 10 (September 11 in the States) via Young Turks. As TAS reported earlier, the band has already announced tour dates, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on August 2.

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