The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 1

Five new releases from Belle and Sebastian, Matt and Kim, The Decemberists, Django Django and Sleater-Kinney shovel a path onto this week's snowy TAS Top 20.

Win Tix To Beach House At Central Park Summerstage On July 23

It's no big shock that Beach House's benefit concert at Central Park Summerstage on July 23 is already sold out, but The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to a couple of lucky fans to attend the show. Bask in the setting sun and hear Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally generously explore their intriguing new album, Bloom, out now on Sub Pop. 

Ticket Giveaway To Hot Chip At Celebrate Brooklyn! On July 18

Hot Chip's fifth album, In Our Heads, is being called the electro-pop band's strongest release to date, a crafty collection of catchy, robust yet tender songs that luxuriates in the quirky dialogue between vocalists Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard. The band is part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! lineup, playing a benefit concert on July 18 with Gang Gang Dance. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the event at the Prospect Park bandshell and from what we've heard about Hot Chip's recent UK shows, it promises to be an excellent gig.

Win Tix To Scissor Sisters And Rye Rye At Terminal 5 On July 7

Scissor Sisters play a two-night, hometown stand at Terminal 5 this July supporting their more subdued odyssey Magic Hour, released last month. TAS is giving away tickets to see these veterans of the dance floor at Terminal 5 for the July 7 gig,  Opening is Baltimore rapper Rye Rye who finally released her debut Go! Pop! Bang! — overdue by three years — in May.

Watch: Yellow Ostrich's Video For 'The Shakedown'

TAS faves Yellow Ostrich have just released the video for the single "The Shakedown" off of the band's sophomore effort Strange Land. The group launches a tour supporting Los Campesinos! this Saturday, June 16, and will also hit the festival circuit, including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands later this summer. Yellow Ostrich has three shows in the New York area this month.

Bat For Lashes Back With 'The Haunted Man' This October


Bat For Lashes' Natasha Kahn will release The Haunted Man on October 15 in the UK on Parlophone/EMI and likely the day after Stateside. The record, Bat For Lashes' third release, is a followup to 2009'sTwo Suns. Kahn has also announced a fall UK tour that will support the album's release.

Nada Surf Release New Video, Look To Summer Tour

Right before Nada Surf kicks off its summer tour next week with Waters, the band has released a new video for the song "Waiting For Something" from its seventh album, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. Check out the new video and if you missed Nada Surf's live show for WFUV and The Alternate Side earlier this year, you can listen to it now in the WFUV archives.

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