Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

Freeman Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On October 4

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Aaron Freeman, ex of Ween, has a new band called Freeman and his first album of original songs in seven years too, a collection mostly inspired by the singer's embrace of sobriety. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Freeman's show at Bowery Ballroom on October 4. Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, September 28, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to see Freeman's new chapter in life.

Gardens & Villa Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On October 7

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Gardens & Villa released Dunes earlier this year and now the California band has a new EP in its pocket, called Televisor, produced by Richard Swift of The Shins and Tim Goldsworthy, who also helmed their most recent album. Even better, the EP is being offered for free on the band's website and they're touring this fall. The Alternate Side has a handful of tickets to give away for Gardens & Villa's Bowery Ballroom show on October 7; enter by this Sunday, September 28.

Samsaya: FUV Live

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Effusive, cheerful and self-determined, India-born, Norway-raised and Sweden-based pop singer Samsaya paints a crimson heart over her eye before every performance. It's a talisman of sorts, reminding the singer (and her fans) of her deep love of music, a passion that guided her through some lonely years as a child and teenager trying to bridge two very different cultures. Earlier this summer, Samsaya released her self-titled EP (her second album, Bombay Calling, will be released in the near future) and she's been opening for Lily Allen in North America. However, Samsaya will have her very own headlining New York show this Monday at Mercury Lounge. Watch Samsaya and her bandmates' buoyant performance of "Bombay Calling" and the single, "Stereotype."  

Marco Benevento: TAS In Session

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marco Benevento has been gracefully blending his jazz roots with indie rockers, jam bands and an eclectic array of other musicians for more than a decade. The Brooklyn artist's latest studio album, Swift, is his most musically consistent and thematic record yet and finds him singing for the first time. Watch videos of Marco Benevento and his bandmates live in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 19, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

First Listen: Perfume Genius, 'Too Bright'

After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out. Listen to Perfume Genius' Too Bright streaming via FUV and NPR Music before its release on September 23 on Matador Records.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 21

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Kindness and Perfume Genius leap onto the last TAS Top 20 chart of the summer.

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