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Win Tix For Los Campesinos! At Brooklyn Bowl On June 23

Los Campesinos! just released a free new song on their website with the twee title of "Tiptoe Through the True Bits," but the band's 2011 album, Hello Sadness, strays more towards melancholy than quirky mannerisms. It's also the band's strongest release to date so it's a fine time to catch Los Campesinos! live, supporting this excellent record. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Los Campesinos! show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 23 with TAS friends Yellow Ostrich.

The xx Will Release New Album This September

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The xx will release its second album, Coexist, on September 10 (September 11 in the States) via Young Turks. As TAS reported earlier, the band has already announced tour dates, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on August 2.

Listen To Divine Fits Preview

The silver lining in the cloudy — downright stormy —  news earlier this month that TAS favorites Handsome Furs had sadly broken up is the intriguing formation of Divine Fits, the collaboration between Dan Boeckner, ex of Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade, Spoon's Britt Daniel and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown. A debut album is due out later this year on Merge Records and after the jump, check out a video preview of the project.

Bloc Party Back With New Album, New Label And Tour Dates

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Despite a flurry of internet rumors and reports earlier this year pointing to the imminent demise of Bloc Party and the departure of frontman Kele Okereke, the band is most definitely together. The quartet will release its next album, Four, on Frenchkiss on August 21 (August 20 in the UK/EU).  Tour dates include a three night stop at New York's Terminal 5, from August 7-9.

Tanlines, The Rapture Set For Free Brooklyn Show This Summer

The Rapture, Tanlines, H20 and 7 Seconds are among the bands tapped for free Vans House Parties in Greenpoint, Brooklyn this summer. Can't make it to New York? The shows will also be available via webcast.

Watch: M83's Video For 'Reunion'

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Those spooky-eyed kids of M83's "Midnight City" video are back in the new clip for "Reunion," the latest single from 2011's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Poignantly, there's a tribute to the late Adam Yauch lurking in the first minute of the Fleur & Manu-directed video (look for a road).

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