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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: TV on the Radio

by Darren DeVivo

TV on the Radio
Harvest Records

TV On The Radio, Brooklyn's highly regarded art rockers, are back.

Tunde Adebimpe, Jaleel Bunton, Kyp Malone and David Andrew Sitek are harvesting new life, in the form of an album called Seeds. It's the sixth full-length album from TVOTR (counting the demo collection OK Calculator), and their first following the death of bassist Gerard Smith in 2011.

FUV's New Dig: Damien Rice

by Darren DeVivo

My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Damien Rice
Vector/Warner Bros. Records

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice quietly and willingly slipped off the music radar following the release of his second album, 9, in 2006. Now, eight years later, Damien has returned with his third long player, My Favourite Faded Fantasy.

FUV's New Dig: Alt-J

by Darren DeVivo

This is All Yours

Atlantic / Infectious / Canvasback Records

Indie rockers Alt-J (their name is a reference to the "delta" symbol, which can be typed by hitting the "alt" and J keys on a Mac) came together in Leeds, England. Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, was widely acclaimed upon its release in 2012. In the U.K., it won the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize and was named Album of the Year at the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards.

FUV's New Dig: Trigger Hippy

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Deirdre Hynes/WFUV

Trigger Hippy
Trigger Hippy
Rounder Records

Trigger Hippy brings together five music industry veterans boasting impressive individual resumes. I wouldn't hesitate to call them a supergroup.

The band was pulled together by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, and includes the vocal team of Joan Osborne and (singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist) Jackie Greene. The lead guitarist is celebrated session musician Tom Bukovac, and the bass is played by Nick Govrik.

FUV's New Dig: Field Report

by Darren DeVivo

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
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

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.