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The Antlers - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

This Brooklyn trio first started making real traction in 2009 when they released their third full-length album, Hospice. As the title suggests, that record dealt with some pretty weighty subject matter, but it was presented in such a moving way that it was impossible not to get swept away by it. Since then, the band has continued to hone their craft of creating stirring sonic landscapes. Their latest release, Familiars, is a thoughtful and deliberately-paced collection of songs that instills calmness and warmth. It’s an enveloping release that rewards multiple listens. The Antlers recently visited Studio A to play us some of their new material and to talk about their new record. 

Puss n Boots - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Carmel Holt
Puss n Boots photo by Gus Philippas

Puss n Boots is the collaboration of three very talented singer songwriters: Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper.  After performing live together for years, they finally decided to record an album.  Ahead of the release of their debut album, No Fools, No Fun (which is out now) the band performed a live concert for an audience of WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall, here in New York City.  

Robby Hecht - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Robby Hecht is one of the rare Nashville-based artists who's actually a Tennessee native. Though he's a low-key kind of guy, he's had a number of collaborations with his fellow Nashville songwriters - most notably with Amy Speace on "The Sea and the Shore." She recorded the song with John Fullbright, but Robby gave us his own solo version, plus a couple of other originals, in this conversation for the Sunday Breakfast.

Christian Gregory - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

UK newcomer Christian Gregory introduces us to his style of old soul music in his American radio debut appearance. Christian's story is just starting to be told. He's from London, raised in Oxford, and is an interesting combination of artist and record label boss. He started his own indie label in London called Movement Records and brought in old friend and musical like-mind Michael Kiwanuka to help with artist development.

Cloud Nothings - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

Cloud Nothings are at once caustic and exhilarating, a whirlwind of reverb and regret. On the Cleveland band's latest album, Here and Nowhere Else, Dylan Baldi and his bandmates aspire to sharper songcraft, bringing a sophisticated layer to their tempestuous punk roar. Watch Cloud Nothings' seismic performance in FUV's Studio A and listen to their session right here.

Liam Finn - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Liam Finn may come from a musical family (his father is Neil Finn of Crowded House fame) but he has been making a name for himself since 2007.  Liam writes and records his own style of engagingly innovative music. He's now on his third full-length release, The Nihilist, which is an eccentric and ambitious album that features layering of both organic and programmed instruments, all under his signature falsetto vocal styling. Liam recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of his new songs and to talk with me about made up holidays, writer's block and his adopted home of New York City. 

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.