Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

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Passion Pit Return With New Album This July

It's hard to believe that three years have passed since Passion Pit released Manners, but the band returns this summer with Gossamer, due out on July 24 in the States via Columbia Records. Singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos calls the album lyrically candid and fans will hear the new, emotionally resonant material when Passion Pit tours the festival circuit, including New York's Governors Ball event in June.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending April 29

Bear in Heaven, Spiritualized and rock's holy man Jack White make up the celestial trio debuting on this week's TAS Top 20.

Cate Le Bon: TAS In Session

While it could be said that Cate Le Bon's rich voice and unconventional phrasing recalls the Velvet Underground's Nico, the Welsh singer's pastoral folk-rock, which tilts precipitously into a punk-psychedelic realm, is unique and feral. As its title indicates, Le Bon's sophomore album, CYRK, is a gentle sort of circus with sonic high-wire feats and adventurous arrangements. Cate and her bandmates recently visited The Alternate Side and played a set of songs from CYRK. You can listen to that session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, April 27, at 11 a.m. EDT or streaming on The Alternate Side.

Win Tickets To See The Mark Lanegan Band At Webster Hall On May 10

Mark Lanegan's dust-and-grit baritone has powered the singer through various bands since the 80s: Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, the Gutter Twins and even his yin-and-yang pairing with Isobel Campbell. But Lanegan's solo career, which has paralleled his tenure in all of these groups, has claimed his most compelling, ravaged songs. His latest release, Blues Funeral, is a masterful record which has topped TAS' album charts for the past few weeks. Now, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the Mark Lanegan Band at Webster Hall on May 10.

Ticket Giveaway For Mogwai At Webster Hall On June 15

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Mogwai is part of on Music For Occupy, the upcoming album benefitting Occupy Wall Street due on May 15, contributing the brand new track "Earth Division." Even better, their gorgeous wall of sound returns to the New York area on June 15 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Scottish rockers' Webster Hall show. 

Win Tix To See Bear In Heaven At Bowery Ballroom On May 8

Bear in Heaven's wryly-named second album, I Love You, It's Cool,  offers up more synth-pop escapism  from the Brooklyn band. The Alternate Side is giving fans a chance to show their love and win tix to  Bear in Heaven's show at Bowery Ballroom on May 8; opening is Portland's Blouse and Portishead pals Doldrums, out of Toronto.

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