Warpaint: TAS In Session

The second weekend of Coachella is upon us and Warpaint is on the bill. We've been caught in "The Undertow" of this L.A.-based band since 2010, when Warpaint released their excellent debut,The Fool. There is now a new, self-titled release which expands upon their atmospheric vibe. Although the band incorporated other sonic textures and a more meticulous approach to arrangment, Warpaint still maintains that same spooky vibe that filtered through their earlier work. Watch videos of Warpaint  performing in Studio A and listen to an interview with the band in the FUV Vault

 

The Mary Onettes: SXSW 2014 Blog

Swedish dreampop purveyors The Mary Onettes released their lush, mellifluous mini-album, Portico, earlier this month on Labrador, a swift followup to last year's Hit The Waves. Although the band was sadly forced to postpone their North American tour this month due to unexpected visa issues, they were able to play SXSW, the group's first U.S. dates in six years. The Alternate Side asked The Mary Onettes' frontman Philip Ekström if he'd pull together a photo blog of The Mary Onettes' peregrinations around Austin last week.

First Listen: Liars, 'Mess'

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A band with a taste for reinvention takes on the blippy moodiness of '80s acts like Depeche Mode, Erasure and Yaz. Listen to Liars' Mess streaming on FUV and NPR Music prior to its release on March 25 via Mute Records.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 23

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Los Angeles newcomers NO and Manchester veterans Elbow might have thousands of miles between them, but they both have tracks on this week's TAS Top 20.

Temples: WFUV At SXSW 2014

Riding high on their critical acclaim of their debut album, Sun Structures, Temples dazzled many at SXSW last week with a smart, glam-resonant, psychedelic set that never felt nostaligic, but always forward-looking. Temples also wrapped the Public Radio Rocks showcase with a lean, assured set that included singles like "Shelter Song" and "Mesmerise." Watch videos of Temples live at Public Radio rocks and listen to their entire set in the FUV Vault now.

Team Me: SXSW 2014 Blog

The feisty and fun Norwegian band Team Me won the Spellemannprisen —Norway's version of the Grammy— as best pop group of 2011. They're gearing up for their second album, releasing its first single, "F for Faker," in February, and will play in New York tonight (Mercury Lounge) and tomorrow, March 18 (Glasslands Gallery). Wondering how Team Me would fare in Austin during last week's very non-Nordic SXSW madness, The Alternate Side asked the sextet if they'd keep a blog of their "favorite"  festival moments.

Win Tickets To Real Estate At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 4

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Like so many local bands, Real Estate did a tour of duty at SXSW this past week, introducing many of their melancholy, beautiful songs from their third, recently released album, Atlas. Real Estate are headed back to home turf with two sold-out shows next month, Aprll 4 (Music Hall of Williamsburg) and April 5 (Webster Hall).The Alternate Side has snagged some tickets for the Music Hall of Williamsburg show. We know you'd like to win a pair; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, March 23.

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