Stories by Kara Manning

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.

TAS In Sesson: Tennis

Tennis, the married duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore and drummer James Barone, released their handsome debut Cape Dory earlier this year, a collection of breezy, yare tunes inspired by the couple's eight-month sailing trip along the North Atlantic coastline.  The trio, who play Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival on May 27 and Lollapalooza in August, is already working on a follow-up album, due out in 2012 and likely devoid of sailboat imagery. During a recent visit to New York, Riley, Moore and Barone dropped by Studio A for a chat and played several songs from Cape Dory, including "Marathon," inspired by a harrowing experience at sea.

Audio: Download Bon Iver's "Calgary"

Bon Iver's second, self-titled album, won't be released until that summery solstice of June 21, but the band is tossing a springtime bone at fans, making the single "Calgary" available for download today on their website. Look for the handy widget after the jump.

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