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Slow Club - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums. The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial, quirky folk act with a cheeky sense of humor on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting from a simple folksy narrative towards darker, more layered pop. Taylor and Watson each claimed their own individual songs and stories, with Taylor finding her stride as a vocal powerhouse. Their latest, third album, Complete Surrender, is yet another beautiful progression, as the pair step into yearning dance tracks ("Complete Surrender"), stunning ballads ("Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of") and brassy Northern soul ("The Pieces"). Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor made their way to the Bronx for a Studio A session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music, friendship and their own complicated—but fruitful—collaboration.

The Felice Brothers - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Through their gritty folk rock sound, The Felice Brothers have gained a steady and faithful following. They've released several albums and a half dozen mix tapes since their formation in 2006. The band recently released their fifth album, Favorite Waitress, and it is their most polished yet. It’s also their first album to be recorded and edited in an actual studio, as opposed to their previous work which they supposedly recorded in a converted chicken coop. The Felice Brothers recently stopped by Studio A to play some new songs, and James Felice also sat down with me to talk about the new record. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

James Bay - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

You may remember British singer-songwriter James Bay from our CMJ showcase last year. Back then, he’d just released his EP The Dark Of The Morning. Now he's on his second EP, Let it Go, and the songs continue in the same folk and blues tradition. While he was in New York earlier this summer, he stopped by Studio A to play us some of his new songs and to catch us up on what he's been up to. We’ll hear that performance and conversation during this episode of FUV Live.

Julie Gold - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold is working on a book whose working title is: God, Cats, And A Vandalized Car . . . I Am Gathering Stories.  For the very first time anywhere she reads stories from this work-in-progress  -- stories about Nanci Griffith, John Lennon, Robert F. Kennedy, Dion, and David Sanborn -- stories that WFUV listeners will love.

Benjamin Booker - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

This New Orleans-based musician is a classic case of an old soul in a young body. Though he is only 25, Benjamin Booker's music conjures the gospel and blues of the South. Blind Willie Johnson is a major influence on Booker, but you can also hear a modern punk influence in his music as well. His self-titled debut album is out today and we've made it our New Dig this week. We also invited Booker to come in to Studio A to play us some of his songs and talk about his musical journey.  We’ll hear that performance and conversation on this episode of FUV Live.

Bahamas - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Alisa Ali
Bahamas photo by Gus Philippas

After two very successful albums as Bahamas, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Afie Jurvanen is stepping out from behind the curtain to reveal his most self-assured album yet. Bahamas is Afie is a breezy collection of songs that are perfect for the late summer. Ahead of the release of the album (which is out tomorrow), Afie and his band performed an FUV Live show for a crowd of WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall, which you can listen to right here.

St. Vincent - FUV Live from Celebrate Brooklyn - 2014

by WFUV Staff
St. Vincent, photo by Deirdre Hynes

Since the release of St. Vincent's ferociously beautiful self-titled album earlier this year—her fourth solo record—Brooklyn-based Annie Clark's assured ascendance as rock 'n' roll's astonishing guitar-shredding goddess, with silver hair and a sci-fi sparkle in her eye, has been thrilling to watch. So what better way to close out Celebrate Brooklyn's starry 2014 summer season last Saturday night at the Prospect Park Bandshell than with St. Vincent's brilliantly unconventional, explosive show, broadcast live on FUV? Happily, you can revisit that extraordinary night now in the FUV Vault.

White Hinterland - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Baby is the third full-length album released by Casey Dienel under the moniker White Hinterland. The classically-trained New England musician began work on her new album with a very DIY attitude, teaching herself production methods and even building her own studio. During the process of recording these deeply personal songs about heartbreak and frustration, she found that she was actually surrounded by a great network of family and friends. The new songs on Baby showcase Dienel’s natural talent as a vocalist and newfound talent as a producer. On a recent visit to WFUV, Casey played us a couple of tunes live in Studio A and talked about her music.

 

SOJA - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Amid the Noise and Haste is the sixth full length record from the D.C. based reggae band, SOJA. The new album boasts a bounty of talented collaborators including, Michale Franti, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and the Grammy award winning producer, “Supa Dups” who has worked with artists like Bruno Mars, Rihanna and John Legend. The band recently stopped by WFUV to perform some of the new material and talk about the new album.