Prinze George Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On February 10

Maryland-spawned, Brooklyn-based trio Prinze George won't release their self-titled debut EP until March 3, but the buzzy young band embarks on a tour this winter, playing Mercury Lounge on February 10, along with Ayer. Kenny Grimm, Naomi Almquist and Isabelle De Leon make shimmering synth pop with a wistful undertow, like their gently percolating singles "Make Me," and "Victor." The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Prinze George and Ayer's February 10 gig; just enter by this Sunday, February 1, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.


Listen To Beach House Live At The Alternate Side And WFUV With 'Myth'

Last month, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House traveled to the Bronx for a WFUV and TAS session. Although they were camera shy that day, you can listen to audio of a gorgeous live performance of the single "Myth" from the band's recent record, Bloom, and hear the entire session on 90.7 WFUV on July 19 at 9 p.m. EDT.  Beach House head for New York's Central Park on July 23 for a sold-out show with longtime pals Lower Dens.

Stream Twin Shadow's New Album 'Confess'

Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. releases his new album, Confess, on July 9 in the UK and July 10 in the States via 4AD, but you can listen to the album streaming now. Even better, The Alternate Side will post our live session with Twin Shadow next week. Twin thrills.

Listen To Blur's New Songs 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan'

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If you had better things to do yesterday than await the livestream of Blur debuting new songs "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" on a mysterious rooftop in west London, check out videos of the "official" lyric videos after the jump.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 8

Guided by Voices, headlining this weekend's CBGB Festival in New York, debut on the TAS Top 20 while The Walkmen ascend to the apex of the album chart with Heaven.

Girls' Christopher Owens Quits The Band

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Girls' singer and songwriter Christopher Owens has never been secretive about his ongoing personal travails with drugs and relationships (and let's not forget his childhood in a cult), but fans were taken aback when the musician quit his own band via Twitter on Monday.

Silversun Pickups: TAS In Session

Although Silversun Pickups has seen its share of indie rock mainstream success, the Los Angeles quartet isn't content staying on a predictable path. For its third album, Neck of the Woods, Silversun Pickups strayed on a darker, dreamier road, influenced as much by frontman Brian Aubert's affection for scary movies as by its new producer, Jacknife Lee, who has worked with U2, Editors. and Bloc Party. Both Aubert and bassist Nikki Monninger discussed Lee's impact and more when they dropped by The Alternate Side for an acoustic session which airs this Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m. EDT on TAS on 91.5 WNYE and streams on the TAS site. After the jump, watch videos of the predominantly Neck of the Woods set, plus "Panic Switch" from Swoon.

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