Stories by Kara Manning

Wild Flag Serves Up Album Trailer And Download Of "Romance"


Wild Flag, the cool-girl supergroup of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and Minders, release their vivacious debut album on September 13 on Merge and even made an album trailer with delectable morsels from a generous handful of tracks like "Glass Tambourine" and "Something Came Over Me." There's some archery and bare chests involved too, but it's all SFW. Catch Wild Flag play Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12 and download the band's first single, "Romance."

Feist Reveals Tracklisting, Cover of Upcoming Album


Feist, who announced the October release of her long-awaited new album Metals last week, continues to reveal more details about record, including the cover and tracklisting. Plus, she's added additional tour dates which includes a stop at Brooklyn's Howard Gilman Opera House (BAM) presented by TAS' sister station, WFUV.

TAS In Session (Lollapalooza and NYC Preview): Cults

Cults' brand of retro-gazing pop isn't necessarily revolutionary, but Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion's nervy confidence and assured, sparkling songs make the band one of the more intriguing newcomers of 2011. Follin and Oblivion (plus their touring bandmates) play Central Park's Summerstage this Sunday, August 7, following their Lollapalooza appearance on Friday, and they all dropped by The Alternate Side for a very special live session recently, rolling out great versions of tracks like "Abducted." Video after the jump and catch the full interview with Cults this Friday, August 5 on TAS in Session on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT.

Newport Folk Festival Live Coverage On TAS' Sister Station WFUV And NPR Music

The Alternate Side's sister station 90.7 WFUV and NPR Music will be broadcasting live from the sold-out Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this weekend, July 30-31, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. EDT. Check out coverage from Team WFUV and NPR Music of bands like The Decemberists, M. Ward, The Head and the Heart, Elvis Costello, Gillian Welch, Freelance Whales, Delta Spirit, Middle Brother and many more. More details after the jump.

Yuck Returns Stateside For A Fall Tour


Silly of name, but unquestionably responsible for one of the strongest debut albums of the year, London's hazy, psychedelic-leaning folk-rockers Yuck, currently touring the West Coast, will return this autumn for another gallop down the East Coast. The band's freshly-announced itinerary, which includes two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg, is after the jump.

Listen And Watch: The Shivers On TAS In Session On WNYE 91.5

Local New York band The Shivers has survived an array of lineup changes, but its current core duo of Keith Zarriello and Jo Schornikow seems a steadfast, strong pairing. Desperately seeking the perfect analogue studio, Zarriello and Schornikow traveled to Manchester, England to record their pretty new album, More. The record is out now on Silence Breaks Records in the States and set for a UK release on September 26 via Fence Records. Catch the entire TAS in Session with The Shivers on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, July 29, at 11 a.m. EDT and streaming on the TAS website.

Nirvana's Nevermind Set For Special 20th Anniversary Reissue


It's a little startling to realize that Nirvana's 1991 landmark sophomore album, Nevermind, celebrates its 20th anniversary this September. Not surprisingly, a special multi-format reissue is in the wings to mark the occasion. The standard, deluxe and super deluxe reissues, due out September 27, will feature rare and previously unreleased performances, studio nuggets, a DVD of Nirvana's 1991 Paramount show, producer Butch Vig's original mixes and loads of other extras. 


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