The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending May 22

Friendly Fires ignite the TAS Top 20 with the kinetic grooves of Pala while The Mountain Goats still scamper along the craggy peak of the album chart.

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending May 1

The Raveonettes and Holy Ghost! fly onto the TAS Top 20 while Lykke Li carries her wounded rhymes to the top of the album chart.

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending April 24

Cold Cave, who kicked off their North American tour with an appearance at Coachella this past weekend, push into the TAS Top 20 while PJ Harvey reassumes her chart reign.

 

TAS Interview: Elbow

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There's no shortage of good bands playing Coachella this weekend, but one of the best - and a quintet on the brink of a long-overdue Stateside breakthrough - is Manchester's emotionally eloquent rockers, Elbow. Their fifth album, build a rocket boys!, is easily one of the strongest releases of this still-young year, harboring songs like the tender meditation "Lippy Kids" and the big-hearted anthem "Open Arms." Earlier this week The Alternate Side caught up with frontman Guy Garvey and bassist Pete Turner at an East Village hotel to not only talk about the new album, but the profound brotherhood that has bound these five friends for over twenty years.

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending April 10

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Fleet Foxes segue easily to the TRL Top 20 while the slow-burning James Blake unlocks the number one position.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending April 3

Manchester's Mercury Prize winners Elbow rocket onto the TAS Top 20 while Radiohead, fresh off of handing out free newspapers, finally take over the apex of the album chart.

Elbow's Guy Garvey Announces New Album Title, Release Date

According to Elbow's frontman Guy Garvey, in an interview on BBC 6 Music on Tuesday, and on Elbow's own forum on their website, the Mercury Prize-winning band's next album will be called build a rocket boys!. It will be released on March 7 in the UK (and likely March 8 in the States). And there's even a tracklisting making the rounds.

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