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


Win Tix To Milagres At Bowery Ballroom On April 10


Brooklyn's own Milagres released its third album, Violent Light, back in February. They did a session in Studio A and have toured around North America since the winter, but the band is just getting around to officially celebrating their album release in New York with a hometown show at Bowery Ballroom on April 10. The Alternate Side is offering a couple of pairs of tickets to Milagres' gig, but you'll need to enter by this Wednesday, April 9, at 11a.m. EDT.

Ticket Giveaway For James Vincent McMorrow At Music Hall of Williamsburg On April 11


Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow released his second album, Post Tropical, early in January and he's touring North America this spring. McMorrow, who recently visited FUV for a session, will be playing a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 11. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show; just fill out the entry form for a chance to win by this Wednesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. EDT.

East India Youth: Five Essential Albums

A demo recorded by East India Youth's William Doyle so impressed the powers-that-be at the online British publication The Quietus that they were inspired to set up a record label. In January, Doyle dropped his debut album, Total Strife Forever, and was promptly swept away in a sea of laudatory reviews and inevitable comparisons to James Blake. Given the electronic and emotional impact of his auspicious debut, The Alternate Side asked Doyle, er, East India Youth if he'd reveal his Five Essential Albums for us.

Milagres: WFUV Live

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The latest release from the Brooklyn-based Milagres is called Violent Light and it finds the band refining its icy synthpop sound. There are subtle hints of '80s-era Roxy Music and David Bowie filtering through Milagres' lush and grand songs. Not long ago the men Milagres, who mark the release of Violent Light with a show at Bowery Ballroom on April 10, stopped by Studio A for a conversation. Watch Milagres in performance and listen to their session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, April 4, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

First Listen: EMA, 'The Future's Void'


The singer's new album navigates an imagined future world of sad clones and shattered identities. It creates a sonic alternate universe through which many elements float. Listen to EMA's The Future's Void streaming now on WFUV and NPR Music prior to its release on April 8 via Matador.

Wilco Tweets An April Fool's Joke (That We Want To Be True)

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Those rapscallions of Wilco have gotten in the goofy spirit of April Fool's Day, tweeting that they'll be releasing a children's album called Yankee Doodle Foxtrot on July 4. The (fake) album, spinning off of the title of Wilco's fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, will be "the first ever album of deconstructed-yet-patriotic" songs for kids. We kind of wish it were true. 

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