The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: TAS In Session

Back in 2009, an amazing song called "Around the Bend," by a Danish band called The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, appeared in an Apple commercial.  Their debut album Fruit showed off the group's quirky style and the unique voice of frontwoman Mette Lindberg. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour has a new album, Bring Us Together, and it does that very thing. The songs are outrageously catchy and fun. Watch videos of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour playing songs from Bring Us Together in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, January 30, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Win Badges To The CBGB Festival In New York, July 5-8, With Guided By Voices, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, More

There you were, thinking that the midweek July 4th holiday would strand you in a Wednesday purgatory with nothing to do but eat burnt hamburgers at someone else's lame barbecue before heading back to work the next day. Well, The Alternate Side is changing that up, giving five lucky winners the chance to win a pair of badges to go to New York's inaugural CBGB Festival from July 5-8. About 300 bands are set to play, including Guided By Voices, the Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Superchunk, War On Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wyclef Jean, Cloud Nothings, Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and more. Enter by this Sunday, July 1 at 5 p.m.

The Raveonettes Release First Song From Upcoming Album 'Observator'

Denmark's fetching, fuzzed-out rockers The Raveonettes have revealed the first track off of their upcoming sixth album, Observator, set for release on September 11 on Vice Records. Listen to "Observations" after the jump,  now available as a download (not free) on the band's site. A slew of North American gigs is also on the horizon this fall, including a stop at New York's Webster Hall on October 5.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 1

The TAS Top 20 heats up with Hot Chip and Sun Kil Moon while Beach House sprawls leisurely along the shoreline of the album chart.

Lower Dens: TAS In Session

Atmospheric patterns shape Lower Dens' Nootropics, a haunting underworld of hazy psychedelic rock, Krautrock and electronic reveries. The album, out now on Ribbon Music, is just the second chapter of a four-part journey for a band that may — or may not — conclude permanently after frontwoman Jana Hunter and her bandmates release that fourth record. Hunter remained cryptic about Lower Dens' fate when the band recently visited The Alternate Side for a stirring session that will air this Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. on TAS on 91.5 WNYE, streaming on the TAS site. Lower Dens, on a North American tour now, plays New York's Bowery Ballroom on July 19.

Bon Iver Announces Additional Dates, Including Two More New York Shows

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More shows have been added to Bon Iver's ever-growing itinerary that includes arena gigs in Europe, more East Coast stops and now four — yes, four — shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 

Blur Debuts New Songs Live Via Twitter On July 2

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Next Monday, July 2, at 6:15 p.m. BST — that's 1:15 p.m. EDT  — Blur will debut two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," playing them live in a "secret location" and enabling fans to watch via a live video streaming on the band's Twitter account. Both songs will also be available for download after the performance, prefacing the band's upcoming short run of UK dates and a sold-out gig with New Order, The Specials and Bombay Bicycle Club at London's Hyde Park on August 12, coinciding with the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremonies.

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