The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 5

TAS favorites Stars and Ariel Pink return to the Top 20 chart with Banks threading her way to No. 1.

David Bowie Announces Career-Spanning Collection And New Music

David Bowie is swiftly following his 2013 release, The Next Day, with a career-spanning collection called Nothing Has Changed, to be released on November 18 in the States. A new, nearly eight-minute single, "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)," will also come out that day, a song Bowie recorded with his longtime cohort Tony Visconti. The single's B-side is another recent recording, "'Tis A Pity She's A Whore." Read about the tracklisting here.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 14


TV on the Radio returns to the TAS Top 20 while Banks makes her first appearance on the chart.

Watch Ty Segall's Surreal New Video

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Ty Segall, who plays New York's Webster Hall on September 17 and 18, has released a suitably surreal video for the title track of his new album Manipulator. The video, which premered via the New York Times, was directed by Matt Yoka and also has an interactive version too, available on Segall's own website. Delight in images of Segall with babies, koalas and aliens and watch "Manipulator" here.

First Listen: Lia Ices, 'Ices'

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Ices' first two albums recalled the work of Cat Power and Tori Amos. But on her third album, the singer-songwriter expands her palette considerably. Listen to Lia Ices' Ices streaming now via FUV and NPR Music before its release on September 16 on Jagjaguwar.

Lily Allen Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 At September 24


One of Britain's most charismatic (and gleefully profane) pop stars, Lily Allen took some time off for several years, eschewing the pressures of the music business to focus on family life. At long last, the provocative Mercury Prize-nominated singer returned this year with her third album and first release since 2009, Sheezus. She plays two shows at Terminal 5 this month (one is already sold out) and The Alternate Side has tucked away tickets for Lily Allen's September 24 gig—just enter by this Sunday, September 14, for a chance to win.

Broken Bells Ticket Giveaway: Central Park's Rumsey Playfield On September 26


James Mercer and Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, of Broken Bells mine deeply into their shared love of the Bee Gees, Seventies-era R&B and folk-leaning electronica on their sophomore effort, After the Disco. They'll greet the early fall in New York with a show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 26. Opening for Broken Bells is Hamilton Leithauser, solo since The Walkmen went on hiatus, who released his debut album, Black Hours, in June. It's a terrific bill and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets—fill out the entry form by this Sunday, September 14.

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