The Best of 2014

It was difficult for The Alternate Side staff to narrow down our favorite albums and singles of 2014 (we had so many)—although our disparate lists seemed to converge at St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, Bob Mould and The War on Drugs—but you can read the choices of Russ Borris, Alisa Ali, Eric Holland, Kara Manning, FUV program director Rita Houston and assistant program director Sarah Wardop here. Or you can read the entire FUV staff list of selections. We also want to hear from you! The "Listener Poll" is open from now through December 14, and we want your vote for your favorites: WFUV will count down the "Top 90 of 2014" later that week.

Watch: M83's Video For 'Reunion'

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Those spooky-eyed kids of M83's "Midnight City" video are back in the new clip for "Reunion," the latest single from 2011's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Poignantly, there's a tribute to the late Adam Yauch lurking in the first minute of the Fleur & Manu-directed video (look for a road).

Ween Quietly Breaks Up

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, published on Monday, Ween's Aaron Freeman, known as Gene Ween, announced that the 25-year-old cult band was "pretty much" finished. Freeman's solo cover album of Rod McKuen songs, Marvelous Clouds, is out now.

Gold Fields: TAS In Session

Looking for a sparkling summer anthem? A good place to start is the intoxicating single "Treehouse" from Australian newcomers Gold Fields who have a self-titled EP out now. The Ballarat-bred quintet will release its debut album on Astralwerks later this year and shortly after SXSW, they visited The Alternate Side and played the Gold Fields EP in its entirety. Watch the performance videos after the jump, including the effervescent "Treehouse," and listen to Gold Fields in session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE  this Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. EDT (and streaming online).

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending June 3

The TAS album chart sounds weirdly evangelical with Soulsavers and Father John Misty entering the Top 20 while Best Coast rises above the pack to No. 1.

Listen To Alabama Shakes Live From Bowery Ballroom On WFUV

Enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend? Well top it off with a broadcast of Alabama Shakes live from Bowery Ballroom on 90.7 WFUV tonight, May 28, at 9 p.m. EDT. The band just opened for Jack White last week in New York, but back in April, Alabama Shakes marked the release of their debut album, Boys & Girls, with a powerful, celebratory show which you can also listen to now. After the jump, also watch videos of the Alabama Shakes' stand down at SXSW.

Win Tix To The Temper Trap And School Of Seven Bells At Terminal 5 On June 5

Pair The Temper Trap's knack for stirring, anxious anthems with School of Seven Bells' craft of ethereal dream pop and you've got a great night of gorgeous rock escapism. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see both bands at Terminal 5 on June 5, which happens to be the same day that The Temper Trap release their new, self-titled album in the States. School of Seven Bells is still supporting their third album, Ghostory

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