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

 

David Lynch Releases Mixtape Prior To Debut Album

Abstruse and surrealistic director David Lynch, who takes off on a new creative trajectory next week with the release of his first solo album, Crazy Clown Time, has released a mixtape with his collaborator and engineer "Big" Dean Hurley.  Their selection includes tracks from The Kills (covering Jonathan Fire*Eater), James Blake, Elvis Presley, Gnarls Barkley and more. After the jump, check out the mix.

Death Cab's Ben Gibbard and She & Him's Zooey Deschanel Split

It's been a heartbreaker of a month for indie rock stars. In mid-October, the long, 27-year marriage of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon came to an end and on Tuesday, November 1, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and She & Him's Zooey Deschanel announced that they're splitting after a two year marriage.

The Cure Set To Release Live Double Album For Charity In December

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The Cure, who kick off their brief "Reflections" tour on November 15 in London and arrive in New York for three shows at the Beacon Theatre, November 25-27, will release a live double album on December 5 documenting the band's powerful, nearly 3-hour set at this summer's Bestival 2011 on the tiny Isle of Wight. The album will be released on the indie Sunday Best label, owned by Bestival organizer Rob da Bank, and it will benefit a local charity, the Isle of Wight Youth Trust. After the jump, the full tracklisting and more detals.

Field Music Return With New Album, First Single

Ambitious British rockers Field Music, whose 2010 prog-rock-influenced, double album Measure earned the pair critical kudos and extensive touring Stateside (and a session with The Alternate Side), return with a brand new album, Plumb, released on Valentine's Day in the States and the day before in the UK. After the jump, a free download of the first single from Field Music's upcoming release, called "(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing."

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending November 6

 Women reign on this week's TAS Top 20 with Wild Flag, Feist and St. Vincent rising to the pinnacle of the chart.

The Drums: TAS In Session

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Now based in Brooklyn, The Drums have always played with various geographic — and emotional — locales in their music, swerving from infectious, sun-spashed, surf-pop to darker, Manchester-influenced rock. Their second album, Portamento, focuses more on the intimate, melancholy drift of the band's eclectic sound. However, when The Drums dropped by The Alternate Side not long ago, they were definitely in an upbeat mood, performing songs like their new single, "How It Ended," just released today, October 31. Happily, they're also on tour now, playing Bowery Ballroom this Wednesday, November 2 and Music Hall of Williamsburg the next day. You can hear the entire session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, November 4, at 11 a.m., and streaming on the TAS site.

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