FUV At The Newport Folk Festival

The Newport Folk Festival is next weekend, and FUV is once again headed to Fort Adams State Park with NPR Music to bring you some of the sights and sounds. Our coverage kicks off next Friday, with the opening night performance by Ryan Adams. Although the prolific songwriter has a deep catalog to draw from, we're likely in for a lot of new material as Ryan is set to release a self-titled album on September 9th. Listen in and find out, Friday at 6pm on 90.7FM or online. Then all weekend long, FUV will be at Newport's main Fort Stage, recording performances and posting them to the FUV Vault.

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Braid Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On July 26

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From the Afghan Whigs to Owls to My Bloody Valentine; sometimes a band needs to take its time to reunite and record again. Sixteen years have passed since Braid released 1998's Frame and Canvas but now the emo rockers are back with a new album, No Coast. Even better, Braid embarks on a brief tour this month and they'll be hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26. The Alternate Side has a couple of pairs of tickets we're giving away; just enter the giveaway by this Sunday, July 20, at 5p.m. EDT.

Beck Eyes A Starry Song Reader Collection

Although Beck unconventionally released his Song Reader album in 2012 as sheet music, the collection of tunes will finally receive a recorded release on July 29 via Capitol. The all-star cadre of collaborators warbling Beck songs includes Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Tweedy, Laura Marling, Jason Isbell, Norah Jones, Swamp Dogg, Jack Black and others. Beck himself will sing just one song on the album, "Heaven's Ladder."

Lyla Foy: FUV Live

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When Lyla Foy released her debut EP, Shoestring, she did so using the moniker WALL, still uncertain of attaching a solo identity to still-nascent songs. However, the London-based Foy, currently on tour with Phosphorescent in Europe, finally shed the protective fortress of WALL while recording her full-length debut, Mirrors the Sky. It's a sensitive and stirring excursion through stormy relationships, showcasing Foy's dreamy vocals. Watch videos from Lyla Foy's springtime performance in FUV's Studio A, listen to her full session now in the FUV Vault or catch it on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, July 11, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

First Listen: Slow Club, 'Complete Surrender'

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Echoes of British R&B and vintage American pop ring through an album by this English duo. "The idea behind it," Charles Watson says, "was to be a bit more reserved." Listen to Slow Club's Complete Surrender streaming this week via WFUV and NPR Music before its release on July 15 on Wichita Recordings.

Cloud Nothings Experience Psychic Trauma For Their New Video

Cloud Nothings are hurtling down the West Coast this week on tour and the band has just released a woozy yet surprisingly sedate video for their caustic new single "Psychic Trauma." Watch it here now.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending July 13

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Summertime songs from The Roots, The Shins and Alt-J debut on the TAS Top 20 while Jungle continues to dominate the chart.

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