Slow Club: TAS In Session

Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums. The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial folk act on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting towards darker, more layered pop. Their third album, Complete Surrender, is another beautiful progression as the pair step into yearning dance tracks, stunning ballads and brassy Northern soul. Slow Club made their way to the Bronx for a session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music and friendship. Watch videos of Slow Club live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, August 22, at 11 a.m., EDT, also streaming online.

Ticket Giveaway For The Drums At Webster Hall On April 22

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The Drums' Jonathan Pierce recently admitted to the Daily Mail that New York was the "scariest place in the world" for him to play a show, so help alleviate the band's trepidation when they play Webster Hall on April 22. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig which includes support from fellow Smiths fans Craft Spells out of Stockton, California.

Win Tix For Young The Giant At Central Park Summerstage On July 16

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Perhaps the warm March weather has us in a summery frame of mind, but The Alternate Side is already thinking ahead to outdoor venues. We're giving away tickets to see Young the Giant, whose affection for anthemic indie rock was evident on their 2010 debut, at Central Park Summerstage on July 16. The California group, whose song "Cough Syrup" was even covered in an episode of "Glee," just played Terminal 5 earlier this month and are planning the release of their sophomore album later this year.

Beach House Return With New Album, Tour Dates And A Single

Spring is right around the bend, just in time for Beach House to release their appropriately-named fourth album, Bloom, on Sub Pop this May. The duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have not only released their first single from the record, called "Myth," but have also lined up tour dates, including a stop at New York's Central Park Summerstage on July 23.

Listen: Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti And Son Lux's "Museum Day"

The bird-chapeau-loving trio of Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti and Son Lux, working under the moniker of  s / s / s, have released the first single off of their upcoming EP, Beak and Claw, which drops March 20 on Anticon. After to the jump, listen to "Museum Day."

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending March 11

The Mark Lanegan Band's elegiac blues dominate the TAS album chart with upstarts Cloud Nothings and Grimes rounding out the TAS Top 3.

Perfume Genius: TAS In Session

The raw, devastating intimacy of the music of Mike Hadreas, who works as Perfume Genius, first garnered the Seattle-based singer and songwriter notice with his startling debut, 2010's Learning. His unflinching, vulnerable examination of addiction, despair, sexual abuse and self-discovery remains as vivid on his sophomore album, Put Your Back N 2 It, out now on Matador/Turnstile, but as Hadreas admitted when he visited The Alternate Side last month, there is a more buoyant approach to the music on this record, despite its troubling undertow. Listen to Perfume Genius' excellent session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming on The Alternate Side. After the jump, read highlights of the interview and watch exclusive live performances of "Hood," "Seventeen" and "Take Me Home."

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