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


Megafaun: TAS In Session

Megafaun has released three albums since they formed from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison back in 2006 (that band's former frontman is Bon Iver's Justin Vernon). However, it's the Durham, North Carolina/Los Angeles, California, group's quietly confident, self-titled fourth album that has earned them not only impressive crticial reviews, but a fresh start as a band. The trio, a quartet on the road, are touring the Southeast this month, but they dropped by The Alternate Side not long ago to play a mini-set of songs from their much-praised new release, including "State/Meant," "Real Slow" and "Second Friend," a song written by drummer Joe Westerlund for his wife.

Radiohead Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates


Radiohead has announced the first ten dates of a U.S. tour, the band's first significant trek through the country since 2008. The tour kicks off in Miami, Florida, on February 27 and tickets go on sale to the general public on November 12 with W.A.S.T.E. pre-sale for fans starting this Wednesday, November 9. 

Win Tix For The National And The War On Drugs At Beacon Theatre On December 12


The National are taking over the Beacon Theatre next month for a 6-night stand with an array of bands and artists in the support slot, depending on the night. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the opening night of the quintet's series of shows on December 12, joined by Philly's  The War On Drugs, whose new album Slave Ambient has collected an impressive stack of critical raves.

Ticket Giveaway For My Morning Jacket And Band Of Horses At MSG on December 14


My Morning Jacket  and Band of Horses join forces for what promises to be a memorable show at Madison Square Garden on December 14 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. The hirsute men of MMJ are still supporting their sixth album, Circuital, while Band of Horses are still riding on last year's Infinite Arms. However, BoH guitarist Tyler Ramsey just released a solo album, The Valley Wind, this fall.

Win Tix To Clap Your Hands Say Yeah At Webster Hall On December 7


For their new album Hysterical — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's return after a 5-year hiatus — the group recruited acclaimed producer John Congleton  to give them the balance they were seeking. A vigorous sense of renewal is apparent in the band's live shows and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see CYHSY when they play Webster Hall on December 7. Opening is Waters, the new project from ex-Port O'Brien member Van Pierszalowski ... who also worked with Congleton on that band's debut, Out In The Light.

Cosmo Jarvis On CMJ, Buskers And Bad Habits

Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, but raised in the UK, singer/songwriter Cosmo Jarvis has justly earned enthusiastic attention and increased airplay in Britain, thanks to viral videos and singles like the bittersweet "Gay Pirates" off of his second album, Is The World Strange Or Am I Strange?, out now on 25th Frame/The End Records. Touted on NPR's fall music preview, Jarvis has a wildly eclectic fanbase of folks like Brian Eno, Stephen Fry and Kylie Minogue. The Alternate Side asked the 22-year-old singer to report back on his three-gig CMJ Music Marathon experience, which involved buskers, the Beatles and the rediscovery of bad habits.

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