TV On The Radio Return With An Album This Fall

TV on the Radio will return this autumn with a new album called Seeds, the band's first since the 2011's Nine Types of Light and the passing of bassist Gerard Smith. The album will also be released on a new label for the group, Harvest Records. TV on the Radio have unveiled a video teaser for Seeds.

Sun Kil Moon Ticket Giveaway: Town Hall On July 24

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Sun Kil Moon's prolific Mark Kozelek released his sixth album, Benji, earlier this year, a powerful record steeped in grief, death and quiet lives. More recently, a live album, called Mark Kozelek: Live At Biko, came out at the beginning at this month, and now the singer-songwriter embarks on a Sun Kil Moon tour this week, landing at New York's Town Hall on July 24. The Alternate Side has a handful of tickets for that show; enter to win by Sunday, July 20.

Drenge Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On July 26

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Brothers and Eoin and Rory Loveless are Drenge, hard-thrashing rockers who released one of last year's most ferocious debuts. Their eponymous album, which finally gets a Stateside release on July 22, gleefully spews out dark, grunged-out singles like "Bloodsports" and "Face Like A Skull." They're steadily working on their second album, so expect to hear new material too when Drenge assaults Rough Trade on July 26 (they'll also play Mercury Lounge on July 25). The Alternate Side has some tickets to give away for Drenge's Brooklyn gig; just enter by this Sunday, July 20, at 5p.m. EDT.

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.

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