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FUV's New Dig

Once a week we pick a new release and dig into it, on the air and online.

FUV's New Dig: Field Report

by Darren DeVivo

Marigolden
Field Report
Partisan Records (Knitting Factory Records)


Field Report is a Milwaukee band fronted by singer-songwriter Christopher Porterfield. After making waves with their 2012 self-titled debut, Field Report (an anagram of Porterfield) now releases their sophomore effort, Marigolden.

FUV's New Dig: Stars

by Darren DeVivo

No One Is Lost
Stars
ATO / Soft Revolution Records


Montreal's Stars, a vital part of that city's busy music scene, has put out six studio albums over the past 15 years. Now they're back with their seventh, No One Is Lost.

FUV's New Dig: Lucinda Williams

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Lucinda Williams
Highway 20 Records


Lucinda Williams fans can rejoice. Her new album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, is a 20-song, 100-minute Lucinda-bonanza, spread over two discs. The new collection, a follow-up to 2011's Blessed, is the result of a fertile period of creativity that netted enough material for three albums.

FUV's New Dig: Tweedy

by Darren DeVivo

Sukierae
Tweedy
dBpm Records


Wilco fans can relax. Wilco is alive and well.

Fans of Wilco and their frontman, Jeff Tweedy, may have been concerned when news came out that Jeff was recording an album away from his beloved band. As it turns out, this new album signals not just the beginning of a new phase in Jeff Tweedy's career, but an extension of Wilco's collective vision, as all their external projects have been.

FUV's New Dig: Robert Plant

by Darren DeVivo

lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
Robert Plant
Nonesuch / Warner Brothers Records


Robert Plant is an adventurer, possessing a passion and hunger for musical exploration. He has never hesitated to venture outside of his comfort zone or go beyond any boundaries that might have been imposed by his early audience.

FUV's New Dig: Ryan Adams

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Joe Grimaldi

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams
Blue Note / Pax Am (Pax Americana) Records


It's been 14 years and 14 albums since Ryan Adams stepped away from the band Whiskeytown and began his solo career with the acclaimed Heartbreaker. His last album, Ashes & Fire, was released in 2011, and now he offers us a new effort, simply known as Ryan Adams. For many artists, a three-year gap between albums is not unusual, but for the prolific Adams, it seemed like a lifetime.

FUV's New Dig: Beck's 'Song Reader'

by Carmel Holt

Various Artists performing songs by Beck
Song Reader
Capitol Records

It has been a good year for Beck fans. We were ecstatic to hear a set of beautiful, folky songs on his first proper album since 2008, Morning Phase, and are feeling even more so now, as we've received his second project of the year: a recorded version of Song Reader. But let’s rewind to 2012.

FUV's New Dig: The New Pornographers

by Darren DeVivo
photo by Chris Buck

The New Pornographers
Brill Bruisers
Matador Records

The New Pornographers are an eight member collective of musicians who have been together for over fifteen years. Their latest work is a strong, new album that looks back to great songwriting from the past and filters this classic pop through their contemporary, indie rock vision. The new album, Brill Bruisers, is the sixth studio effort from The New Pornographers and their first since 2010’s Together.

FUV's New Dig: Benjamin Booker

by Darren DeVivo

Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
ATO Records

Benjamin Booker is a new artist poised to make a unique mark on the current landscape of American rock. His debut album, Benjamin Booker, sounds nothing like what we have heard in the past. This is no small feat. It’s not easy to create something fresh and new using the same basic materials as others who have come before. Booker taps into both the old masters as well as his contemporaries and – like Victor Frankenstein building the perfect beast – he takes bits and pieces from these influences to create new life. As if he is declaring his arrival, Booker sings, “I’m a new beginning,” in the song “Wicked Waters."