Won't You Make A Year-End Gift To WFUV And The Alternate Side?

On December 18 and 19 WFUV and The Alternate Side ask you to please make a year-end gift to support the radio stations you love. Any amount helps, but a membership to WFUV is an inspiring present for any music-lover you know. In addition, if you add $5 to your contribution, you'll even help the Food Bank of New York City. You can support us online or by calling 877-938-8907. Also, WFUV will be counting down the results of the 2014 Listener Poll on 90.7FM on Friday, December 19, beginning at 12 noon EST. Won't you join us and become a member too?

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Ticket Giveaway For Scala & Kolacny Brothers At Gramercy Theatre On June 15

Fans of Scala & Kolacny Brothers — the all-female Belgian choir led by Stijn and Steven Kolacny — will be pleased to know that the cover-happy collective will be back in New York at Gramercy Theatre on June 15 and TAS is giving away tickets. The group's version of Radiohead's "Creep" became an unlikely hit, but they've also interpreted songs by Peter Gabriel and Coldplay, which Scala & Kolacny Brothers performed when they did a session last year for WFUV and The Alternate Side.

First Listen: The Walkmen's 'Heaven'

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The long holiday weekend ahead offers plenty of time to catch up on previews of new albums set for release on May 29. One of those gems is the latest album from The Walkmen, Heaven, out next Tuesday on Fat Possum. Preview the album now via TAS sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

The Flaming Lips Determined To Break Jay-Z's Guinness World Record

Those kooky rock 'n' roll kids. First Jack White pokes fun at the Guinness World Record folks with a mostly-in-jest attempt to jam as many metaphors as he can into a single concert and now the Flaming Lips have declared their intention to take down Jay-Z's 2006 Guinness world record of playing the most live gigs in 24 hours in multiple cities. They'll even stream it all live on June 27.

Watch: Poliça Live At TAS And WFUV Performing 'Lay Your Cards Out'

Poliça, fronted by the beguiling Channy Leaneagh (and featuring Gayngs gang leader and producer Ryan Olson on its debut album, Give You The Ghost), came by The Alternate Side and WFUV's Studio A last week for a vibrant live session. We'll post the session in its entirety in the not-too-distant future, but check out a video of the band playing "Lay Your Cards Out" from Give You The Ghost, out now on Totally Gross National Product. Poliça play the Sasquatch! Music Festival this Friday, May 25.

Yeasayer Get Fragrant For New Album This August

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Working the old-fashioned way, via snail mail, Yeasayer sent out CDs (and offered up a free download) of a new single called "Henrietta" to fans last week amid strong indications that a new album was on the way. Now it's official. Yeasayer will release Fragrant World this August via Secretly Canadian. Check out the 11-song tracklisting after the jump.

The xx Announce North American Tour Dates

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The xx, on the brink of releasing its yet-to-be-titled second album, has announced additional tour dates that takes the trio to North America, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on August 2.

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