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.

Listen To Beach House Live At The Alternate Side And WFUV With 'Myth'

Last month, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House traveled to the Bronx for a WFUV and TAS session. Although they were camera shy that day, you can listen to audio of a gorgeous live performance of the single "Myth" from the band's recent record, Bloom, and hear the entire session on 90.7 WFUV on July 19 at 9 p.m. EDT.  Beach House head for New York's Central Park on July 23 for a sold-out show with longtime pals Lower Dens.

Listen To Blur's New Songs 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan'

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If you had better things to do yesterday than await the livestream of Blur debuting new songs "Under the Westway" and "The Puritan" on a mysterious rooftop in west London, check out videos of the "official" lyric videos after the jump.

Stars Announce New Album In September, Stream And Free Download Of First Single

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The pretty, barbed exchanges between Stars' Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan will return later this summer as the Montreal band releases its next album, The North, on September 4 via ATO Records. Even better, the first prescient (and synth-splashed) song from the upcoming album, called "The Theory of Relativity," is being offered via free download on the band's own website, if you surrender your email address.

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