First Listen: Toro Y Moi, 'What For?'

In recent years, Chaz Bundick's sound has traveled down some unexpected side roads. But What For? takes a U-turn back to feel-tingly guitar-pop, with winsome results. Listen to Toro Y Moi's What For? streaming on WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on April 7.

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.

Father John Misty: TAS In Session

Josh Tillman has been on a mission to discover his "real" voice as a musician, singer and songwriter for a while, trying on the guise of J. Tillman for a solo career and drumming with Fleet Foxes (he left that band earlier this year) and Saxon Shore. But he's finally found his muse as Father John Misty, releasing the quirky Fear Fun in May on Sub Pop and Bella Union to critical plaudits. Watch Father John Misty perform in Studio A and listen to the intriguing TAS/WFUV session with the loquacious Tillman this Friday, July 27 on TAS on WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on TAS and in the WFUV archives.

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