Highasakite: TAS In Session

Like a brooding Nordic Noir novel, Highasakite's second album, Silent Treatment, brims with menacing chapters: tracks bearing bellicose titles like "The Hand Grenade," "Iran" and "Darth Vader" don't promise a sweet outcome. But the Norwegian quintet's sound, as darkly conceived as it might be, is elevated by lushly cinematic, often upbeat arrangements, urged forward by Ingrid Helene Håvik's pensively pretty vocals. Not long ago, Highasakite visited FUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation. Watch videos of the band in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, October 17, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.  

Watch: White Rabbits' New Video

Brooklyn's White Rabbits debuted the video for their propulsive, dance-friendly first single, "Temporary," on the website for "Late Night For Jimmy Fallon" on April 3;  the bunny-loving band, rather Easter appropriate, plays Fallon'sshow on April 10. White Rabbits' new album Milk Famous, currently on The Alternate Side's Top 20 chart, is out now on TBD Records. Even better, the quintet plays Hoboken's Maxwell's on April 11 and New York's Webster Hall on April 12.  

Watch: Garbage's New Video For "Blood For Poppies"

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After a very lengthy hiatus, Garbage returns with a new album, Not Your Kind of People, due out on May 15 on the band's own label, Stunvolume. The quartet, who've sold out their May 22 show at New York's Webster Hall, has debuted a video for their single "Blood For Poppies" which you can watch after the jump.

Yellow Ostrich: TAS In Session

An evolution from laptop-in-bedroom dabbling to full-fledged, fast-rising band seems to be the biographical trajectory of every other fledgling group these days, but for Yellow Ostrich frontman Alex Schaaf, the transition from solo act to trio appeared to be an effortless one. Yellow Ostrich's sophomore release, Strange Land, is a confident leap from loops to an aggressive live sound. The band embarks on a tour on April 7 — they play New York's Mercury Lounge on April 8 with TEEN — and Schaaf, Tapper and Natchez recently came in for a iive session which airs on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, April 6, at 11 a.m. EDT, streaming on The Alternate Side.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending April 8

While Lost in the Trees find their way onto the TAS album chart, The Shins drop anchor at the top spot with Port of Morrow.

Dry The River: TAS In Session

Although the genesis of British band Dry the River was rooted in Americana, folk and gospel, there's a muscular, harder-rocking edge that also defines the quintet. That heavier alter ego shows up frequently on Dry the River's confident debut, Shallow Bed, out now in the UK and set for release on April 17 in the States on RCA Records. The band, wrapping its Stateside tour this month, recently played a session for WFUV and The Alternate Side which you can hear now in WFUV's archives. After the jump, check out a live video of Dry the River's  "New Ceremony" and an audio stream of "Bible Belt."

Dirty Projectors Return With Sixth Album This July

Veering away from some of the territory tread on their previous albums, Dirty Projectors' frontman David Longstreth will focus on "an album of songwriting" for the band's sixth release, Swing Lo Magellan, due out on July 10 (July 9 in UK/EU) on Domino Records.

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