As one of New York's best kept indie-pop secrets, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro spin yarns of love and longing, against a body-moving backdrop of sleek dance beats. With their confident sophomore album, Our Nature, they artfully bridge worlds, splashing smart, irrefutably catchy melodies with Brit-pop flourishes. You heard them at our CMJ showcase, now hear Savoir Adore in Studio A.
Get a jump on new music in the new year, as FUV staffers pick the artists to keep an eye (and an ear) on in 2013. And to get to know them better, follow the links to live performances in the WFUV archives.
Listeners of FUV and The Alternate Side met Brooklyn's Savoir Adore during our CMJ Showcase this year, and in their visit to Studio A (where this video was shot). We wanted to keep spreading the word about this hard-working, synth-pop band, so they are our pick in the NPR Music list: 10 Artists You Should Have Known In 2012.
Thank Goodness Its' Friday! We have a very exciting show lined up for the Whole Wide World tonight. Join Rita and I for a conversation with the legendary group, Tom Tom Club. Rocking out since 1981, the duo will be discussing their newly released EP, Downtown Rockers, as well as taking over the airwaves for a guest DJ set. Check out their new music video for the title track below. We will also be wrapping up coverage of this week's CMJ music festival by playing some of her favorite bands of the showcase including Savoir Adore and Wax Poetic.
Brooklyn's Savoir Adore, a synth-pop quintet led by best friends Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro, self-released its sophomore album, Our Nature, the same day as WFUV and The Alternate Side's first CMJ showcase on October 16 — a perfect confluence of celebratory events.
I'm still on a pretty big high after our first ever CMJ showcase tonight at The Living Room for WFUV and The Alternate Side. CMJ is all about musical discovery and our showcase echoed that sentiment.
WFUV and The Alternate Side's very first CMJ Music Marathon showcase takes place tomorrow, October 16, at the Living Room. We had a few questions to ask our four international bands — Copenhagen's Indians, Dublin's Little Green Cars and New York bands Savoir Adore and Wax Poetic — and they kindly offered up their views on everything from Brooklyn "myths" to not-to-be-missed CMJ acts.
Savoir Adore, Indians, Little Green Cars and Wax Poetic have been tapped to play WFUV and The Alternate Side's inaugural CMJ Music Marathon showcase taking place on Tuesday, October 16, at the Living Room. The WFUV and TAS showcase, which will be broadcast live on 90.7 WFUV beginning at 7 p.m. EDT, is supported by TuneIn. Listen to the world.