FUV And The Alternate Side's Spring Member Drive Is Underway

WFUV and The Alternate Side's spring member drive is underway! Please support the public radio you love. Contribute any amount from April 23-30 and not only are you a supporter of The Alternate Side, but you're automatically eligible to win a trip to Reykjavíc, Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves festival this fall. Contribute $30 and we'll send you Live From The Alternate Side Volume 2, our homegrown CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded in Studio A. For $50 you'll receive The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do To The Beast, while supplies last, and a TAS t-shirt. If you prefer, you can also choose FUV thank you gifts at different levels beginning at $60.  You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

Iceland Airwaves Festival Contest

Contribute to WFUV or The Alternate Side during our 2014 Spring Drive and you're entered to win a trip for two to Reykjavik, Iceland, including airfare, 4 nights accommodation and admission to the Iceland Airwaves festival. Iceland Airwaves takes place from November 5-9 and the lineup includes The Flaming Lips, The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Caribou, Jungle, Pins, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more.  

Watch tUnE-yArDs' Wild New Video For "Water Fountain"

While you can easily spot the influence of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" in tUnE-yArDs' awesome new video for "Water Fountain," directed by Joel Kefali, the illustrative verve of artists James Rizzi (Tom Tom Club) and Tibor and Maira Kalman (Talking Heads, REM) also make their way into the charistmatic clip. The new album from tUnE-yArDs, Nikki Nack, is released on May 6 via 4AD. 

First Listen: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

The band, known for its glorious guitar noise, opts for a synthesizer-driven sound on its latest album. Listen to Wye Oak's Shriek streaming now via FUV and NPR Music before its release on April 29 on Merge Records.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending April 27


A quartet of new tracks from Bob Mould, St. Vincent, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Strand of Oaks debuts on this week's TAS Top 20.

Chvrches: Ticket Giveaway For Terminal 5 On May 2 And May 3


Fresh off of an appearance at Coachella, the Glasgow trio Chvrches is now touring across North America. The synthpop band's breakout 2013 debut, The Bones of What You Believe, will be reissued this week with remixes and alternate takes too. Chvrches play two sold-out shows at Terminal 5 on May 2 and May 3 (there is also a sold-out May 4 gig too) and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for their Friday and Saturday stops (you must be available for either date). Enter for your chance to win tickets to one of the shows by this Sunday, April 27.  

Future Islands: Ticket Giveaway For Webster Hall On April 30


Few bands have had as good a year as Future Islands. The Baltimore synthpop group, which played Coachella this past weekend, watched their performance of "Seasons (Waiting On You)" on The Late Show with David Letterman go viral. Their well-received fourth album, Singles, has vaulted this hard-working band to another level of recognition. Future Islands' show at Webster Hall on April 30 swiftly sold out, but The Alternate Side has a handful of tickets stashed away for a couple of lucky winners. Just enter the contest by this Sunday, April 27, at 5pm. EDT.

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