Until The Ribbon Breaks: TAS In Session

There's a dystopian undertow to Until The Ribbon Breaks' first album, A Lesson Unlearnt, but the trio's genre-blurring debut is far from dour or dire. Cardiff-born, Los Angeles-based Pete Lawrie-Winfield and bandmates Elliot Wall and James Gordon have deftly mixed hues of soulful R&B, pop, muscular hip-hop, atmospheric electronica and dance rock into a heady brew.  The trio recently visited WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session, to discuss the cinematic scope of the album and working with Run The Jewels and Homeboy Sandman. Watch videos of Until The Ribbon Breaks in Studio A, listen to the session any time in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, January 23, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For 2014

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Alt-J tops the list of the most popular TAS tracks of 2014.

Temples: FUV Live

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It's not often that the first recording of a young band perfectly conveys that group's promise and mission. Temples, then a duo, managed to do that very thing with their debut single, 2012's "Shelter Song." Last winter, Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, and embarked on a long trek of sold-out headlining gigs and major festival outings. This autumn, Temples paid an overdue visit to WFUV for a session. Singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley candidly discussed the breakneck pace that the band's been on this year, maintaining artistry despite exhaustion. Watch videos of Temples in Studio A and listen to the entire session in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, December 26, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Listen: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

Guided by Conor Oberst, this year’s sold-out Holiday Cheer for FUV offered warmth and celebration courtesy of Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson. Listen to the entire Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live From The Beacon Theatre concert in the FUV Vault now and watch a recap video of the festive night too featuring interviews with Conor Oberst, James Felice, Laura MarlingSuzanne Vega and more.

Break Out That Mistletoe: The Alternate Side's Christmas Show Returns

Along with spiked eggnog and your grandmother's fruitcake, The Alternate Side's annual holiday show has become tradition, so join Russ Borris and Alisa Ali for the TAS Christmas Special on Wednesday, December 24, from 8-10p.m. EST on 90.7 FUV, also streaming online. They'll spin new holiday tunes from Sharon Van Etten, Dum Dum Girls, Mark Kozelek, Deer Tick, Bad Religion and other Yuletide merrymakers. Also expect seasonal favorites from The Ramones, The Magnetic Fields and Sufjan Stevens too. And no TAS Christmas is complete without Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis!"

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending December 28

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As the end of the year draws near, new singles from Parquet Courts and Weezer debut on the last TAS Top 20 chart of 2014.

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

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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?

The Alternate Side is a proud part of WFUV Public Radio from Fordham University,
90.7 FM on your New York dial and online at wfuv.org.

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