Warpaint: TAS In Session

The second weekend of Coachella is upon us and Warpaint is on the bill. We've been caught in "The Undertow" of this L.A.-based band since 2010, when Warpaint released their excellent debut,The Fool. There is now a new, self-titled release which expands upon their atmospheric vibe. Although the band incorporated other sonic textures and a more meticulous approach to arrangment, Warpaint still maintains that same spooky vibe that filtered through their earlier work. Watch videos of Warpaint  performing in Studio A and listen to an interview with the band in the FUV Vault

 

Josh Ritter Joins WFUV's Holiday Cheer As A Special Guest

Folk rocker Josh Ritter has been tapped to be a special guest at WFUV's Holiday Cheer benefit at the Beacon Theatre next Monday, December 5. He'll be playing an abbreviated set alongside the previously announced lineup of Mavis Stapes, The Head and the Heart and Dawes (who just made Paste magazine's list of the 50 Best albums of 2011, landing at an impressive #8 for Nothing Is Wrong). All Holiday Cheer ticket holders are eligible to win a $500 Fairway shopping spree.

Sharon Van Etten Tramps Into View With 'Serpents' Download, Album Art

Brooklyn's own Sharon Van Etten, who opens for The National on December 13 at the Beacon Theatre, doesn't release her new album Tramp until February, but she's teasing fans with a free download of "Serpents" from the upcoming release, courtesy of her label Jagjaguwar. After the jump, a link to the download plus album art.

Real Estate Plots North American Tour For 2012

Real Estate have announced a fresh slew of North American and Australian tour dates, including a previously-announced stop at New York's Terminal 5 on January 14, opening for Girls.

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending December 4

Class Actress and Crooked Fingers break into the TAS Top 20 while M83 slows down and holds onto the very peak of the album chart for another week.

Benefit Holiday Cheer Concert For WFUV Offers Chance For A Fairway Shopping Spree

The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV is gearing up for its 7th annual benefit Holiday Cheer concert on December 5 at New York's Beacon Theatre — with Mavis Staples, The Head and the Heart and Dawes. Now, one lucky person attending the show has the chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Fairway Market. Everyone who buys a ticket to the concert is eligible for the drawing. Details after the jump.

Elbow: TAS In Session

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It took nearly two decades, but Manchester rockers Elbow have become one of the most critically praised, beloved bands in the UK.. The group, just picked to provide music for the BBC's coverage of the  2012 London Olympics, has three prestigious Mercury Prize nominations to their name, including one win in 2008 for The Seldom Seen Kid. The quintet recently visited WFUV and The Alternate Side for a very special session where they performed songs from 2011's build a rocket boys! and The Seldom Seen Kid and discussed their extraordinary, 20-year history as friends and bandmates. Listen to the session in full on TAS' sister station, 90.7 WFUV, tomorrow, November 29, at 9 p.m. ET or streaming on WFUV.

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