The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 26

The prolific Ty Segall and the adventurous My Brightest Diamond shine on this week's TAS Top 20.

Metric Releases New Single, Sets U.S. tour

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There seems to be a palpable buzz — and some degree of coy secrecy — about Metric's upcoming album, their fifth, called Synthetica. Those wily Canadians don't release the record until June 12, but they've finally unleashed a single, "Youth Without Youth," out today, and they have also announced tour dates. Note Metric's impressive upgrade to New York's Radio City Music Hall and check out the single after the jump.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending May 6

After a five-year gap, Chromatics finally return with Kill For Love and take on the TAS top 20 while Santigold remains queen of the album chart for a second week.

Doomtree: TAS In Session

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The Twin Cities hip hop scene has local luminaries like Atmosphere and Har Mar Superstar, but the rap collective Doomtree claims a strong mix of that region's most notable MCs and producers. The six-man, one-woman crew released its second "official" album, No Kings, last fall, which they call their first truly collaborative effort. Recently the septet, which kicks off a UK/European tour this week, visited Studio A for a terrific, fun session that airs on TAS on 91.5 WNYE and streams on the TAS site this Friday, May 4 at 11 a.m. EDT. After the jump, check out exclusive videos of Doomtree's performance and interview highlights.

My Morning Jacket Announce More Summer Tour Dates, Brooklyn Stop In August

In addition to a batch of festivals beginning this month, My Morning Jacket will extend their tour into August. They'll bring along Band of Horses for most dates and Shabazz Palaces, Trampled by Turtles and Trombone Shorty for other selected dates, including a stop at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park (with Shabazz Palaces) on August 19. Tickets go on sale for the shows, many of them benefitting charities, for fanclub members on Wednesday with sales for the general public beginning this weekend. The band is also giving away a free MP3 of "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)" featuring Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell.

Win Tix For Foster The People, The Kooks And Kimbra on May 30, Rumsey Playfield

Well here's a trinity of three popular and edgier "mainstream" acts heading to New York next month: Foster the People, The Kooks and Gotye's pal Kimbra. They'll all be playing a sold-out show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on May 30. And does The Alternate Side love you? Yes we do. That's why we're giving you the chance to win tickets (and bragging rights) to the show.

Win Tix To Chairlift At Webster Hall On May 8

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After a lineup change and a delay, Chairlift finally released its second album Something at the start of 2012, accompanied by critical kudos.  The duo of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly (and their bandmates) have a hometown gig right around the bend, May 8, at Webster Hall and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig. Opening is Laurel Halo and the Ice Choir, the side project of the Pains of Being Pure At Heart's Kurt Feldman.

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