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Listen To Metric's 'Synthetica' Streaming

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Metric's much teased release of its fifth album Synthetica happens on June 12, but the curious can stream the album now courtesy of the band via Soundcloud. In addition, the quartet wlll also offer shows exclusive to Metric fans in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco later this month.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending June 10

Vancouver's Japandroids and Britain's sister duo 2:54 make TAS Top 20 debuts while the West Coast rules with Silversun Pickups at the peak of this week's album chart.

Zeus: TAS In Session

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The journey of Toronto retro-gazing rockers Zeus nearly befits their mighty name. Like one of their inspirations, The Band, the members of Zeus began life as a backing band for singer Jason Collett before venturing out on their own with their debut album, 2010's Say Us. The band's second album, Busting Visions, is out now on Arts & Crafts and the quartet recently visited The Alternate Side and talked about the evolution of the new record. Listen to the session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. EDT (streaming on the site). After the jump, read the interview highlights and listen to Zeus performing songs like "Anything You Want Dear" and "Are You Gonna Waste My Time."

The Walkmen Add More Tour Dates

The Walkmen, who released Heaven last week on Fat Possum (the UK/EU release is today), have added more tour dates, in addition to their opening slot with Florence and the Machine and assorted festival appearances. Although they've already sold out a celebratory record release show at Bowery Ballroom this Wednesday, June 6, the Walkmen will also play Terminal 5 on October 18. 

Win Tix To Foster The People And Tokyo Police Club At Rumsey Playfield On June 11

Foster the People might be from Los Angeles, but the pumped-up trio has been spending a lot of time in New York's Central Park. Just last month they played with The Kooks and Kimbra at Rumsey Playfield and now they're back for a June 11 Summerstage show with Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra. It's an extended "farewell" in support of the band's debut Torches — Foster the People are looking ahead to their next album —  and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the sold-out gig.

Win Tickets To See Liars At Webster Hall on June 20

Liars' new album WIXIW (pronounced "wish you") is yet another departure for the always adventurious trio, leading them down a lush path boldly strewn with electronic experimentation, samples and longing lyricism. It is angular, haunting and an ambitious step for the trio. Liars play Webster Hall on June 20 with another powerful electronic force, Oneohtrix Point Never, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show.

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