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FUV Vault

Check out recent live studio sessions along with remote concerts. Can't find what you're looking for? View the complete archives.

Jungle - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

The funked-out, falsetto-driven songs of London's Jungle offer up the perfect summertime soundtrack, brimming with sleek harmonies and soulful anthems. Although the London duo of boyhood friends still stubbornly adhere to some anonymity—they prefer to be called J and T rather than their given names and shy from too much personal attention—as a touring collective of five (or seven) members, Jungle is boldly uncloaked. It's been barely a year since Jungle first dropped a sultry double A-sided single, "Platoon" and "Drops," on Chess Club Records amid a flurry of queries about their identity. This week, the pair finally released their self-titled debut album on XL Recordings on the heels of an extraordinary year that's included sold-out worldwide gigs and an overload of blogosphere buzz. Not long ago, Jungle ventured to the Bronx to play a mini-set for WFUV and I had a chance to chat with J and T about their carefully crafted ascendance, their love of all genres of music and their inimitable bond.

Charlie Haden - FUV Live - 1997

by Darren DeVivo
Charlie Haden, photo by Steven Perilloux

The jazz community is mourning the passing of one of its great innovators. Jazz bassist and composer, Charlie Haden, died on Friday, July 11, in Los Angeles. He was 76 years old. His contributions to jazz are immeasurable and his resume is enormous. Charlie never quite settled into any one jazz niche. On one hand, he was a pivotal figure in the birth of the free jazz movement. On the other, he made recordings that drew on traditional American folk music.

The Big Bright - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
"Walk Like an Egyptian" performed as a lullaby? It sounds implausible, but in the hands of The Big Bright, it works. Glenn Patscha and Fiona McBain of Ollabelle formed The Big Bright with their friend Liz Tormes to record '80s hits as nocturnes and lullabies, something for both parents and kids to enjoy. In this Sunday Breakfast session they treated us to performances of "Egyptians" and other songs from their CD, I Slept Through the '80s.

David Gray - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

With Mutineers, David Gray returns with his tenth studio album and his first album in four years. While writing the new material, he was persuaded by his producer, Andy Barlow, to leave his songwriting comfort zone. He avoided using old demos or templates and instead channeled inspiration spontaneously while in the studio. We recently featured Mutineers as FUV's New Dig, and David also stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new material and to talk with me about the new songs.

Bernhoft - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

Over the past few years, this Norwegian artist has been making a name for himself as a one man band, retro soul act. In modern day fashion, Bernhoft's big break came from a YouTube video of his song "C'mon Talk" going viral. That success led to appearances on talk shows and bookings at SXSW, where the buzz continued to build. Bernhoft has now released third full-length album, Islander, and he recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of his songs and to talk with me about the new album.