First Listen: Animal Collective's 'Centipede Hz'

Centipede Hz, released on September 4 in the States is jagged and assertive; it snarls and heaves, supported by electric musculature. The album captures the sound of studio wizards who are once again ready to unleash some sweaty savagery on the live stage. Listen to the album streaming now courtesy of WFUV and NPR Music.

First Listen: Cat Power With 'Sun'

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With her first collection of all-new songs in more than six years, Chan Marshall has crafted her most joyful, sonically adventurous album to date. Listen to Sun now, via WFUV and NPR Music.

Listen To 'Chained' From The xx

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Another track from The xx's forthcoming album Coexist, the skittering sultry "Chained," has been revealed. Coexist will be released September 11 in the States and September 10 internationally via Young Turks. After the jump, check out The xx's really lovely new song.

New Order, Beastie Boys, Prince Get FUV Boat Dancing On September 7

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Ever been on a floating dance party? Say goodbye to summer on September 7 with a very special 80s themed dance party on the FUV boat to benefit WFUV and The Alternate Side on Friday, September 7 from 7-10 p.m. EDT. TAS DJs Russ Borris and Alisa Ali and WFUV's Darren DeVivo will spin 80s faves like New Order, Prince, Beastie Boys, The Smiths, Erasure, Run DMC and much more via a Circle Line boat headed down the Hudson. 

Wilco, Megafaun And Blitzen Trapper Part Of WFUV's Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Wilco, Megafaun and Blitzen Trapper are among the bands you'll hear during TAS sister station WFUV's live broadcast from the sold-out 2012 Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Listen on Friday night, July 27, starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT, for sets from Wilco, Megafaun and Blitzen Trapper and tune in throughout the weekend to 90.7 FUV and online for full Newport Folk Festival coverage in partnership with NPR Music.

First Listen: Passion Pit's 'Gossamer'

Gossamer is a perfect title for Passion Pit's new record. The long-awaited follow-up to its breakthrough album, 2009's Manners, finds the band spinning shimmering silk from many intricately layered threads: airy synths, warm bass, crisp snares, crashing cymbals, singer Michael Angelakos' expressive falsetto. Each song positively glows. Listen to the album streaming via WFUV and NPR Music now. (Ed.Note: Passion Pit have just cancelled all of its July dates, including its stop at New York's Apollo Theater on July 23; update after the jump).

Watch Purity Ring's New Video For 'Fineshrine'

The deceptively upbeat debut from Purity Ring, Shrines, comes out on July 24 on 4AD (July 23 in the UK) and the Canadian duo has released their first video supporting it, a dreamily creepy, dripping-wet clip for "Fineshrine."  Purity Ring, touring this summer with Dirty Projectors, will also mark its official release day with a special "immersive in-the-round" gig at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. Check out the video too.

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