Stories by Kara Manning

TAS Interview: Danger Mouse And Daniele Luppi

Producer and composer Danger Mouse and his frequent collaborator, Italian composer Daniele Luppi, embarked on a remarkable five-year journey to record a dream project called Rome, an album that reflects their admiration for the classic scores of '60s and '70s Italian cinema, like the dark splendor of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western oeuvres. Rome, out now, not only features Jack White and Norah Jones, but many of the musicians who played on films like A Fistful of Dollars. The Alternate Side caught up with Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi earlier this month to discuss the long evolution of the album. You can also catch the full interview on Words and Music in Studio A tomorrow, May 26, at 9 p.m. on TAS' sister station, 90.7 WFUV.

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists To Play Kick Off Gig For 4Knots Music Festival On July 9

The Village Voice-sponsored  4Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport, which takes the place of the long-lived Coney Island's Siren Festival this year, will mark the fast-approaching July 16 event with a "kick off" show featuring Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on July 9. The line-up for the actual festival a week later includes Black Angels, Davila 666 and Oberhofer thus far.

Listen: Arcade Fire's "Culture War" and "Speaking In Tongues"

As The Alternate Side previously reported, Merge Records will re-release Arcade Fire's Grammy-winning album The Suburbs as a CD/DVD on August 2 with previously unreleased tracks. Two of those songs, one featuring David Byrne, debuted last night on BBC Radio 1 and have already invaded the internet. After the jump, check out "Culture War" and "Speaking In Tongues."

TAS In Session (Sasquatch! Preview): The Antlers

Brooklyn's The Antlers shot from relative obscurity to breakthrough success in 2009 on the back of their gorgeous, elegiac third album, Hospice. Two years and numerous tours and festivals under the trio's belt, they've brightened up a bit on their new album, Burst Apart.  The band plays the Sasquatch Music Festival this weekend, May 28, and just wrapped up a couple of New York area shows this past week, celebrating the album's release on Frenchkiss earlier this month. The Antlers' Peter Silberman and his bandmates dropped by The Alternate Side a few weeks ago to play a mini-session of songs from Burst Apart.

Video: Sherlock's Daughter "In The End" And Free Brooklyn Show Tonight With Stream

Aussie indie rockers Sherlock's Daughter have not only released a brand new, self-titled EP, accompanied by a cheeky video for "In The End" that playfully winks at early silent films, but the quintet have been in residency at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory throughout the month. Their free show tonight, May 23, will even be streamed live.  Details after the jump.

Long Island's Twin Sister Signs To Domino Records

Long Island's Twin Sister, whose strong 2010 EP, Color Your Life, showed off a knack for both discoball anthems ("All Around And Away We Go") and more ethereal walkabouts ("Lady Daydream"), have signed to Domino Records for their debut album, set for release later in 2011. They embark on a tour beginning June 3, accompanying Beirut on several dates, and landing at Brooklyn's  Northside Festival on June 18.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Plot Return With September Release

It's been four years since the release of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's last album, Some Loud Thunder, but the band will drop their third album, Hysterical, this September. Along with some festival appearances and gigs, the Brooklyn-Philly band will also re-release a remastered version of their self-titled debut on vinyl this June.

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