Stories by Kara Manning

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.

Bon Iver Releases Lyrics For Upcoming Album


Bon Iver's been such a tease. Earlier this week the band released a free download of the richly evocative new track "Calgary," and as of today, May 19, the Justin Vernon-penned lyrics for the self-titled second album are on label Jagjaguwar's and Bon Iver's own website.  

Video: Clock Opera's "Belongings"

Clock Opera's atmospheric, slow-churning synth pop, led by main man Guy Connelly, has been filtering out of the UK via a series of singles, the latest of which is "Belongings," the first release from the group's upcoming Moshi Moshi debut album, due out this fall. The single dropped last week, May 9, and the handsome video accompanying it is a slightly hirsute, but visually striking five-minute sojourn from the depths of a tube station to the stars.

Cibo Matto Reunite, Announce Gigs And Plan New Album


Yes, it will be possible to hear "Know Your Chicken" and "Birthday Cake" in their quirky, live splendor again; Cibo Matto, who have been playing some benefit shows for Japan's earthquake victims, are officially reuniting. The duo of Yuko Honda and Miho Hatori have revived their band after a ten-year split and will tour this summer, test driving new material for an upcoming album, their first in 13 years.

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