Emmy The Great: TAS In Session

Singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, who records as Emmy the Great, has been nomadic of late, drifting between her longtime home base of London, her native Hong Kong, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other locales. That peripatetic spirit has informed the new songs for her forthcoming third album and her new EP, called S. She recently came by FUV's Studio A (accompanied by her brother as a handy backup band!) and discussed the impact of her romantic travails on her songwriting, life living out of a suitcase, the progress of her third album, and much more. Watch videos of Emmy the Great playing live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 27, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

 

Tame Impala Streams First Single From Upcoming 'Lonerism'

Australia's trippy psychedelic rockers Tame Impala return with a sophomore album, Lonerism, this fall and they're streaming the first single from the record, the blissed-out blues-infused "Elephant," now.  

Listen And Download Crystal Castles' New Song 'Plague'

Crystal Castles have uploaded a new song called "Plague" via Soundcloud that's available for a free download. The track, a discordent swell of piercing synths and Alice Glass' shattering vocals, is presumably from the duo's upcoming album, recorded earlier this year in Germany. Check out the track after the jump.

The Mountain Goats Release New Single From 'Transcendental Youth' For Free Download

The Mountain Goats don't release Transcendental Youth until October 2, but the band has made the first single from the upcoming album, "Cry For Judas," available for free via Merge Records' Soundcloud page and for purchase on iTunes. Pre-orders for the album begin today, July 25, with a special bonus 7-inch tossed in for the first 1000 fans buying the record.

Wilco, Megafaun And Blitzen Trapper Part Of WFUV's Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Wilco, Megafaun and Blitzen Trapper are among the bands you'll hear during TAS sister station WFUV's live broadcast from the sold-out 2012 Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Listen on Friday night, July 27, starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT, for sets from Wilco, Megafaun and Blitzen Trapper and tune in throughout the weekend to 90.7 FUV and online for full Newport Folk Festival coverage in partnership with NPR Music.

Silversun Pickups Set A Fall North American Tour

Silversun Pickups has announced plans for a North American tour this September. The itinerary focuses on the West coast, the midwest and western Canada and has a robust array of support acts, including School of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius, The Hives, 3OH!3 and The Wombats. Silversun Pickups, which recently did a session for The Alternate Side, is supporting its most recent album Neck of the Woods.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 29

Cat Power and Icky Blossoms bloom on the TAS Top 20 while Japandroids keep rocking their celebratory reign at No. 1.

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