Stories by Kara Manning

Watch The War On Drugs' Video For 'Under The Pressure'

The War on Drugs' latest album Lost in the Dream and its transcendent single "Under the Pressure" from has been one of The Alternate Side and WFUV's favorite releases of 2014. Now the song has a video, directed by Houmam, who has also guided videos for Beirut and Jesse Marchant. The nearly nine-minute clip is as simple, beautiful and direct as the track itself; just Adam Granduciel and his bandmates in a deserted house, intercut with rain-spattered windshields, shifting scenes of suburbia as seen from a car window and kaleidoscopic cascades of light and color. Watch The War on Drugs' "Under the Pressure" here.

Karen O Announces Limited Tour Dates


Ahead of the release of her first solo album, Crush Songs, in September, Karen O has announced "intimate" shows in New York, London, Los Angeles and Berlin. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will play four shows in New York: at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (September 9-11) and in the round at Le Poisson Rouge, on September 12. Tickets for all of Karen O's shows go on sale this Friday, August 15, at various times depending on the city (3p.m. EDT in New York).

FKA Twigs Returns This Autumn For A North American Tour


Following her sold-out, packed-to-the-rafters show at Webster Hall earlier this month, it didn't take long for FKA Twigs to announce plans to return to North America this autumn for her biggest headlining journey to date, a 30-date world tour that includes UK and European shows too. The ethereal, sensual electronic chanteuse's debut album, LP1, is out now and FKA Twigs will be at Terminal 5 on November 8. 

TV On The Radio Return With An Album This Fall

TV on the Radio will return this autumn with a new album called Seeds, the band's first since the 2011's Nine Types of Light and the passing of bassist Gerard Smith. The album will also be released on a new label for the group, Harvest Records. TV on the Radio have unveiled a video teaser for Seeds.

The Horrors Cancel Most North American Fall Tour Dates, Reschedule New York Show

The Horrors, forced to cancel the bulk of their fall North American tour late last week due to "circumstances beyond our control," as they wrote on Facebook, have rescheduled one date, shifting their two November New York dates to a single show, October 21 at Stage 48. Tickets purchased for both The Horrors' Stage 48 and Music Hall of Williamsburg shows in November will be honored for the rescheduled show. 

Generationals Look To A Fall North American Tour

Generationals will be on the road this fall for a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album Alix, due out on September 16 via Polyvinyl. The New Orleans duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer will launch the tour in Houston, Texas, on October 7, reaching New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 12.

Kele Of Bloc Party Returns With Second Solo Album

Kele Okereke, frontman for Bloc Party, will follow up his debut solo effort, 2010's The Boxer, with a second album, Trick, to be released on October 14 in the States. Kele's sophomore release dovetails with Bloc Party's latest "indefinite" hiatus; the band briefly came out of its prior self-imposed break to release their 2012 album Four and and The Nextwave Sessions EP. Watch Kele's teaser for Trick here. 

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