Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: The Dandy Warhols
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Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Spanish Prisoners.
A motorbike accident isn't a common catalyst for an album, but Twin Shadow's Confess, out this week on 4AD, was born of singer and composer George Lewis Jr.'s altered perspective following a crash.
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Twin Shadow.
Although Silversun Pickups has seen its share of indie rock mainstream success, thanks to singles like "Lazy Eye" or "Panic Switch," the Los Angeles quartet isn't content staying on a predictable path.
For its third album, Neck of the Woods, out now on Dangerbird Records, Silversun Pickups strayed on a darker, dreamier road, influenced as much by frontman Brian Aubert's affection for scary movies and contemplative late-night walks as by its new producer, Jacknife Lee, who has worked with U2, Editors and Bloc Party.
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Silversun Pickups.
Atmospheric patterns shape Lower Dens' Nootropics, a haunting underworld of hazy psychedelic rock, Krautrock and electronic reveries. The album, out now on Ribbon Music, is just the second chapter of a four-part journey for a band that may — or may not — conclude permanently after frontwoman Jana Hunter and her bandmates release that fourth record.
The Walkmen must be feeling pretty upbeat given the wildly enthusiastic response to the band's seventh album Heaven, a record which also parallels the quintet's tenth anniversary.
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: The Walkmen.
Metric's slow ascent from well-kept Canadian secret to a band that headlines New York's Radio City Music Hall — which the quartet will do on September 23 — is even more intriguing given the group's determination over the last few years to create an independent business model, self-releasing its new album, Synthetica, this week via Metric Music International with partner Mom + Pop Music.
The journey of Toronto retro-gazing rockers Zeus nearly befits their mighty name. Like one of their inspirations, The Band, the members of Zeus began life as a backing band for singer Jason Collett before venturing out on their own with their debut album, 2010's Say Us, which was long listed for Canada's prestigious Polaris Prize.
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Zeus.