First Listen: Dinosaur, Jr., 'I Bet On Sky'

I Bet on Sky, Dinosaur Jr.'s 10th studio album, knows where its strengths lie: namely, in volume, particularly when J Mascis lets his guitars speak and shout on his behalf. Listen to the album streaming now via WFUV and NPR prior to its release on September 18 on Jagjaguwar.

First Listen: Stars, 'The North'

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The band's sixth album rewards exploration with moments that alternately swoon, seethe, swing and paralyze. Any Stars fan should find something to like here, as the group swings from springy pop-rock to gorgeous balladry to grandiose mission statements. Listen to the new album here via WFUV and NPR Music.

Watch Everything Everything's New Video For 'Cough, Cough'

Mercury Prize-nominated band Everything Everything has been working on its sophomore album, Arc, and on Tuesday, the Manchester-based group released the video to "Cough Cough," the first song from that upcoming record, due out this January.

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. 

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