Warpaint: TAS In Session

The second weekend of Coachella is upon us and Warpaint is on the bill. We've been caught in "The Undertow" of this L.A.-based band since 2010, when Warpaint released their excellent debut,The Fool. There is now a new, self-titled release which expands upon their atmospheric vibe. Although the band incorporated other sonic textures and a more meticulous approach to arrangment, Warpaint still maintains that same spooky vibe that filtered through their earlier work. Watch videos of Warpaint  performing in Studio A and listen to an interview with the band in the FUV Vault


Tennis Serves Up A New Album For Valentine's Day

Seafaring pop trio Tennis will return in 2012 with a brand new album, called Young and Old, produced by The Black Keys' Pat Carney. The album is set for release on February 14, Valentine's Day, on Fat Possum. The first single, "Origins," is due next month.

Mavis Staples, The Head And The Heart, Dawes Set For WFUV's Holiday Cheer Concert On December 5

Legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, Seattle's fast-rising folk rockers The Head and the Heart and LA rockers Dawes will take over New York's Beacon Theatre on December 5 for WFUV's 7th annual Holiday Cheer concert, a fundraiser that benefits The Alternate Side's outstanding sister station. Tickets are on sale now for this very special evening. After the jump, check out a great video of Mavis Staples with Arcade Fire at Outside Lands this year.

Rapper Heavy D Dead At 44

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Rapper Heavy D, founder of the influential hip hop collective Heavy D and the Boyz, died Tuesday afternoon, November 8, in Los Angeles after being rushed to a hospital. Police are still investigating the cause of death, but no foul play is suspected. In late September, he released his new album, Love Opus, on iTunes.

The War On Drugs Set 2012 Tour With Sharon Van Etten

The War On Drugs, who play two New York shows next month, at Bowery Ballroom on December 11 and opening for The National at the Beacon Theater on December 12, have announced a West Coast leg of their headlining tour. The trek begins March 20 in Los Angeles. Opening for the quartet will be Sharon Van Etten, who releases her new album, Tramp, on February 7 via Jagjaguwar. In addition, The Alternate Side's sister station, 90.7 WFUV, will air a Words & Music session with the band on December 7 at 9 p.m.

Trent Reznor Tweets Label Info For The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Score

The score for the David Fincher remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, composed by Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch, will see release outside of North America via Mute, tweeted Reznor on Monday night. 

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending November 13

 Zola Jesus makes a gothic TAS Top 20 debut while The Drums fill in the #1 spot

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