Barbarossa: TAS Tour Diary

Barbarossa, the London-based electronic producer James Mathé, balances his solo work with his role as a touring member of Junip. In August, Barbarossa released his handsomely soulful album Bloodlines via Memphis Industries. The Alternate Side asked Mathé, who has been touring the States with Junip this fall, if he'd keep a tour diary of his September swing through Germany, which involved misplaced rucksacks, memorable gigs and sauerkraut.

Junip: TAS In Session

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Although Junip, the Sweden-based trio of José González, Tobias Winterkorn and Elias Araya, got slightly sidelined a decade ago as González' solo career took off, the band has more than made up for the delay. Junip's second, self-titled album continues from where 2010's Fields left off, mixing a maze of bold, sharply melodic layers with a melancholy drift. Watch Junip in session with FUV and TAS and listen to González and Winterkorn in conversation with Russ Borris on FUV Live tonight, July 8, at 9 p.m. ET (also streaming) and on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. ET, also available online.

TAS In Session: Junip

While Swedish singer and songwriter José González' solo career took off over the last decade, Junip, the band that he'd begun with friends Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkom, was on indefinite hiatus, save a single and an EP. The trio finally remedied that problem with last year's release of their debut album Fields. The band, which has a new EP upcoming called In Every Direction and will play Bonnaroo this June, dropped by Studio A not too long ago for a special session with WFUV's Rita Houston.

TAS Favorite Albums And Singles Of 2010

Along with mistletoe, mulled wine and overused credit cards, one of the more dependable signs of December is the inevitable discourse on the best albums and singles of the year. The Alternate Side staff has compiled a list of favorites and earworms of 2010, our own personal soundtrack guiding us through the last twelve months.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 21

The TAS album chart takes a seismic shift as Interpol and Arcade fire slip to the bottom rungs while Deerhunter, Superchunk and Sufjan Stevens soar to the top.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 14

Belle and Sebastian and The Posies pop onto our Top 20 album chart this week while Sufjan Stevens and Superchunk shake up the TAS top three.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 7

 Matt and Kim sidewalk onto this week's TAS Top 20 album chart while The Walkmen saunter into the top three. 

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 31

Nick Cave's side project Grinderman bolts onto the TAS Top 20 while an Oxford band - no, not Radiohead - takes over the top slot.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 17

Mark Ronson's Record Collection spins its way into the TAS Top 20, while Of Montreal take a wild ride to Number One on this week's album chart.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 10

Deerhunter make their way onto the Top 20 with Halcyon Digest while Interpol mark their second week at the summit of the TAS album chart.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 3

Blonde Redhead mosey onto the TAS Top 20 with Penny Sparkle, while a brand new number one on this week's album chart ends Arcade Fire's summertime reign.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 26

 Junip, the longtime band project of singer and songwriter José González, enters the TAS Top 20 while Of Montreal breaks into the top three.

Junip, Led By José González, Gives Away Free EP

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The Swedish rock band, led by José González, is giving away their EP Rope & Summit on their website right now and have announced the release of their debut album Fields in September on Mute and City Slang Records. A tour, including a stop at New York's Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn's Knitting Factory, is also slated this June

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