The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 26

The prolific Ty Segall and the adventurous My Brightest Diamond shine on this week's TAS Top 20.

Watch Ty Segall's Surreal New Video

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Ty Segall, who plays New York's Webster Hall on September 17 and 18, has released a suitably surreal video for the title track of his new album Manipulator. The video, which premered via the New York Times, was directed by Matt Yoka and also has an interactive version too, available on Segall's own website. Delight in images of Segall with babies, koalas and aliens and watch "Manipulator" here.

First Listen: Lia Ices, 'Ices'

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Ices' first two albums recalled the work of Cat Power and Tori Amos. But on her third album, the singer-songwriter expands her palette considerably. Listen to Lia Ices' Ices streaming now via FUV and NPR Music before its release on September 16 on Jagjaguwar.

Lily Allen Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 At September 24


One of Britain's most charismatic (and gleefully profane) pop stars, Lily Allen took some time off for several years, eschewing the pressures of the music business to focus on family life. At long last, the provocative Mercury Prize-nominated singer returned this year with her third album and first release since 2009, Sheezus. She plays two shows at Terminal 5 this month (one is already sold out) and The Alternate Side has tucked away tickets for Lily Allen's September 24 gig—just enter by this Sunday, September 14, for a chance to win.

Broken Bells Ticket Giveaway: Central Park's Rumsey Playfield On September 26


James Mercer and Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, of Broken Bells mine deeply into their shared love of the Bee Gees, Seventies-era R&B and folk-leaning electronica on their sophomore effort, After the Disco. They'll greet the early fall in New York with a show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 26. Opening for Broken Bells is Hamilton Leithauser, solo since The Walkmen went on hiatus, who released his debut album, Black Hours, in June. It's a terrific bill and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets—fill out the entry form by this Sunday, September 14.

Marco Benevento Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On September 17


Northern New Jersey native and pianist Marco Benevento releases his fifth album, Swift, on September 16, and marks that auspicious occasion with two New York shows that week, at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade. Marco Benevento recently did a session for The Alternate Side (which also airs that week) and we're also giving away a handful of tickets for his Rough Trade gig on September 17. Enter by this Sunday, September 14, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win.

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.

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