WFUV And TAS At CMJ 2014: Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King And Son Little

When FUV staffers first heard the singles, EPs and albums released by Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little, we were immediately besotted with their smart originality, unconventional beauty and potent songcraft. So WFUV and The Alternate Side is pleased that all four artists and bands will be a part of our official CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall from 5-9p.m. EDT.  The showcase will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 10-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

First Listen: Karen O, 'Crush Songs'

The singer's lo-fi solo debut has the earnest immediacy of Kimya Dawson and the ukulele-driven poignancy of Magnetic Fields. But it's powered by a subversive, fearlessly revealed rock 'n' roll heart. Listen to Karen O's Crush Songs streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to the album's release on September 9 on Cult Records.

Jungle: FUV Live

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The funked-out, falsetto-driven songs of London's Jungle offer up the perfect summertime soundtrack, brimming with sleek harmonies and soulful anthems. The two boyhood friends still stubbornly adhere to some anonymity; they prefer to be called J and T. But as a touring collective of five (or seven) members, Jungle is boldly uncloaked. This summer, the pair finally released their self-titled debut album on XL Recordings and on October 2, they return to New York for a show at Irving Plaza. Not long ago, Jungle ventured to the Bronx to play a mini-set for WFUV. Watch videos from their performance in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 5, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

Nick Cave Releases A Single And Announces A New York Show For '20,000 Days On Earth'

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Ahead of the release of the new pseudo-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have released a new single, "Give Us A Kiss," backed with "Jubilee Street." Both songs are previously unreleased and will appear in the film, directed by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsythe. In addition, Nick Cave will play a solo show at New York's Town Hall on September 20 following a screening of the film. There will also be a Q&A with the filmmakers. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, September 6, at 12p.m. EDT with a fan presale beginning tomorrow, September 5, at noon.

Courtney Barnett Returns For North American Tour This Fall

Courtney Barnett, who will be rereleasing The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on pink vinyl on September 30 as part of RED Distribution's "Ten Bands One Cause" initiative for National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, will be returning to North America for a headlining tour this fall. She'll play New York's Webster Hall on October 22 with San Fermin.

First Listen: Tricky, 'Adrian Thaws'

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On his 11th album, Tricky still showcases a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. But he also plays around with new facets of his persona. Listen to Tricky's Adrian Thaws streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's arrival on September 9 in the States.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 7


Denmark's The Raveonettes ride a wave onto the TAS Top 20 and Alt-J reclaims the peak of the chart.

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