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Stars Announce New Album In September, Stream And Free Download Of First Single

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The pretty, barbed exchanges between Stars' Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan will return later this summer as the Montreal band releases its next album, The North, on September 4 via ATO Records. Even better, the first prescient (and synth-splashed) song from the upcoming album, called "The Theory of Relativity," is being offered via free download on the band's own website, if you surrender your email address.

Divine Fits Gets Real About A Debut Single

Divine Fits, the super trio of Spoon's Britt Daniel, former Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade member Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks, has made their debut single, "My Love Is Real,"  available for fans' streaming pleasure if you "like" their Facebook page. The 7-inch single, backed by the non-album B-side "I Was Born In A Laundromat," will be released by Merge Records on July 31.

Listen To Bon Iver's 'Beth/Rest' From The New iTunes Session

Bon Iver's 7-track  iTunes Session is out today and includes not only songs from Justin Vernon and his 9-man band, but a cover of Björk's "Who Is It?" After the jump, listen to the majestic, live version of "Beth/Rest." Bon Iver has also announced a fall European tour of arena-sized venues, like London's Wembley Arena and Dublin's O2.

Watch Daniel Radcliffe In Slow Club's Video For 'Beginners'

Sheffield's clever folk-rock duo Slow Club have a devoted fan in actor Daniel Radcliffe. The Harry Potter star is so besotted with the band (he's even interviewed Charlie Watson and Rebecca Taylor for a magazine) that he agreed to star in Slow Club's new video for "Beginners." Watch Radcliffe's solo, lip-synching turn through the clip, playing an anguished guy drunkenly reeling around a deserted Finsbury Park pub. Slow Club's excellent sophomore album Paradise is out now on Moshi Moshi.

Chris Mars Helps Out Former Replacements Bandmate Slim Dunlap

Former Replacements and Golden Smog drummer Chris Mars, who stepped away from music to focus on his visual art, has returned with a new song to help out fellow Replacements bandmate Bob "Slim" Dunlap who suffered a debilitating stroke earlier this year and remains hospitalized. The song, called "When I Fall Down," is available for sale now and proceeds will go towards Dunlap's medical costs.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending June 24

With Beach House and Best Coast vying for the Number One spot this week as we segue to a new season, The Alternate Side is firmly in a summertime frame of mind.

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