First Listen: Of Montreal, 'Aureate Gloom'

New ideas permeate the band's 13th album, on which every song finds a way to surprise. Mastermind Kevin Barnes mixes a love of rock, funk and disco with unexpected ways to expand the brain. Listen to Of Montreal's Aureate Gloom streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on March 3.

Win Tix For Jane's Addiction And Die Antwoord At Williamsburg Waterfront On August 17

Summertime rolls on and Jane's Addiction has sold out their Lollapalooza aftershow with Franz Ferdinand in early August, but you can catch the band, supporting 2011's The Great Escape Artist,  at Williamsburg Waterfront on August 17. They'll be joined by the kinetic, defiantly strange (and often hilarious) Die Antwoord, the over-the-top South African rave rappers. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to what promises to be a wild — and "freeky" — gig.

Two Door Cinema Club Give Fans 24 Hours To Download 'Sleep Alone' For Free

Fans have mere day to download Two Door Cinema Club's new single "Sleep Alone" for free on the band's website. It's the first release off of the trio's upcoming album Beacon, out in the UK on September 3 and in the States on September 4.

Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, James Murphy And Sleigh Bells Aboard For S.S. Coachella

Ever thought it might be interesting to be stranded on a ship with Pulp's Jarvis Cocker or LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy? The organizers behind the Coachella apparently think so since they've managed to coax Murphy, Pulp. Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells and over a dozen other bands and artists onto two Coachella cruises in December, sailing through the Carribean.

Jukebox The Ghost: TAS Tour Blog

Since Jukebox The Ghost's freewheeling, effusive new album is christened Safe Travels and the Brooklyn-based trio is tirelessly touring North America this year (they return to New York to play Irving Plaza on November 6), The Alternate Side asked Jesse Kristin, Tommy Siegel and Ben Thornewill if they'd keep a blog documenting the very start of their summer tour. The trio, slated to play Riverside Garden Park in Red Bank, NJ on August 3, supplied photos too, courtesy of their intrepid tour manager, as they navigated bowling, burritos, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, long drives and "the nicest fans in rock 'n' roll."

Grimes, Japandroids And Feist Shortlisted For 2012 Polaris Music Prize

Grimes, Japandroids, Feist and the now-defunct Handsome Furs are among the bands and artists announced on Tuesday for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize's shortlist, arguably Canada's most prestigious music honor.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 22

Dirty Projectors and their recent Celebrate Brooklyn! gigmates Purity Ring debut with new albums on the TAS Top 20 while Hot Chip sways to the head of the line.

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