The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 3

Freeman, the band formed by ex-Ween frontman Aaron Freeman, makes its TAS Top 20 debut while The Shins finally climb to the peak of the chart, thanks to Zach Braff.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending July 13


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

First Listen: Morrissey, 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'

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"The rhythm of life goes round," the singer repeats, summing up a set ranging from politics to gang violence to gender identity. He's in fine voice, belting and going gentle without strain. Listen to Morrissey's World Peace Is None Of Your Business, his tenth solo release, streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on July 15.

Howling Bells: TAS Tour Diary

Transplanting themselves from Sydney, Australia to London some years ago, Howling Bells are ushering in their tenth anniversary as a band with a swaggering new release, Heartstrings, their fourth album. Working with producer Catherine J. Marks (who engineered Foals' 2013 Mercury Prize-nominated Holy Fire), Howling Bells' latest is a bold, confident record, resonant with muscular tracks like "Your Love" and "Possessed." Last month, the group traveled the UK for a headlining tour and The Alternate Side asked frontwoman Juanita Stein if she'd keep a photo diary of Howling Bells' travels through Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow.

Thievery Corporation Ticket Giveaway: JBL Riverstage At Pier 97 On August 15


Long before the unfortunate tag of EDM was dully slapped across much of American electronic music, Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza were recording dance music that embraced global rhythms, from reggae to ragas to psychedelic dub. The pair's seventh album, Saudade, is awash in Brazilian bossa nova and Thievery Corportion will bring those sultry sounds to the JBL Riverstage at Pier 97 in Hudson River Park on August 15. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to this sexy summertime outing; just fill out the entry form by this Sunday, July 13, for a chance to win.

Tiny Ruins Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On August 9


New Zealand's Tiny Ruins is now a proper band, no longer just the solo project of singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook. However, it's predominantly Fullbrook's dreamy, detailed reflections, thoughtful guitarwork and haunting vocals that drives Tiny Ruins' gorgeous second album, Brightly Painted One. Tiny Ruins was last in New York for CMJ, but Fullbrook and her bandmates return in August to play Mercury Lounge on August 9. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; enter by this Sunday, July 13.

Twin Peaks Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On August 13


The brightly rambunctious Chicago quartet Twin Peaks release their sophomore album, Wild Onion, on August 5 via Grand Jury. The group, which toured with Eagulls earlier this year, will make their way to New York next month for two headlining shows, at Mercury Lounge (August 13) and Baby's All Right (August 14). The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Twin Peaks' Mercury Lounge gig; enter by this Sunday, July 13, at  5p.m. EDT for a chance to win.

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