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From the FUV Vault: New Multitudes07/04/14
From 2011: New Multitudes combined the musical talents of Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket) and the words of Woody Guthrie, in a perfect addition to the Woody Guthrie...
From the FUV Vault: Morcheeba
From 2011: After 8 years and a succession of singers, Morcheeba linked up with their first, Skye Edwards, to create the album 'Blood Like Lemonade.' After its release, Skye and multi-instrumentalist Ross Godfrey shared acoustic versions of songs from...
From the FUV Vault: Natalie Merchant
From 2010: Since her 10,000 Maniacs days, Natalie Merchant has become a solo artist and as well as a mother. The latter role led her to record an album of lullabies and songs about childhood called, 'Leave Your Sleep,' which she talked about with...
From the FUV Vault: Bob Mould
From 2012: Seasoned alt-rocker Bob Mould looked back over this three-and-a-half decades on stage in his 2011 autobiography, 'See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody,' and he returned to his signature, power-trio sound on his album, 'Silver...
From the FUV Vault: Alice Smith
From 2013: Alice Smith has an intriguing combination of influences. Growing up between Washington, DC and a Georgia farm, this Fordham alum has developed a style that jumps fences, from rock to R&B and soul. With the release of her impressive and...
From the FUV Vault: Mountain Man
From 2010: The Vermont-based indie folk trio Mountain Man is actually composed of three young women who combine sweet 3-part harmonies with traditionally-influenced songs to create a uniquely quiet and moving sound. FUV’s Rita Houston talked with...
From the FUV Vault: The Kooks
From 2011: Personnel may have changed, but The Kooks survived quadruple-platinum success to continue their musical development. With the album 'Junk Of The Heart,' Luke Pritchard and Hugh Harris from the band stopped by FUV for an acoustic set and a...
From the FUV Vault: Bjork
From 2012: Before Biophilia visited New York City, FUV's Rita Houston visited the home of its creator, Bjork, to learn more about the show and the album behind it.
From the FUV Vault: The Walkmen
From 2012: 'Heaven' is the seventh full-length album from The Walkmen. When the band stopped by WFUV, they talked with The Alternate Side's Eric Holland about what it was like to work with the famed producer, Phil Ek, and they also performed some of...
From the FUV Vault: Brandi Carlile
From 2012: Songwriter and powerful singer, Brandi Carlile, has a spirited charisma, a no-nonsense appeal, and an album called 'Bear Creek' which is named after the studio where it was recorded. A NYC stop brought Brandi and her bandmates, Phil and Tim...
From the FUV Vault: The Raveonettes
From 2011: The Raveonettes described their album 'Raven In The Grave 'as 'the perfect winter soundtrack just in time for spring.' It definitely brought out the more reflective and moody sides of the Danish duo, and Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo told...
From the FUV Vault: Those Darlins
From 2011: They're summer camp friends - not a family band - and returned with an extra dose of country punk guitar rock on the album, 'Screws Get Loose.' It's the Tennessee band Those Darlins, performing in Studio A and talking music with FUV's Kara...
From the FUV Vault: Aimee Mann
From 2012: Aimee Mann burst onto the scene in the new wave band 'Til Tuesday, and continues to follow that act with a solo career as a wry singer-songwriter with an eye for witty detail. The release of her eighth studio album, 'Charmer,' brought her...
From the FUV Vault: Sharon Van Etten
From 2010: Sharon Van Etten’s album, ‘Epic,’ features harmonies with members of Sufjan Stevens’ band and ‘She Keeps Bees,’ and earned heaps of praise from TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone among others. Sharon came into FUV’s Studio A to play some acoustic...
From the FUV Vault: Colin Hay
From 2011: From Men at Work to 'Scrubs' to his 11th solo album, 'Gathering Mercury,' catch up with songwriter Colin Hay in his visit with host Claudia Marshall at FUV.
From the FUV Vault: YACHT
From 2011: According to their official bio: 'YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans of Marfa, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA.' When the duo joined The Alternate Side's Kara Manning in Studio A,...
From the FUV Vault: Tori Amos
From 2012: Tori Amos has always looked at her songs as if they had lives of their own. Now, backed by an orchestra, she's extending those lives on an album called 'Gold Dust.' 2012 also marked 20 years since her debut album, 'Little Earthquakes,' so...
From the FUV Vault: Lianne La Havas
From 2012: Her mother is Jamaican, her father is Greek, and her music is an accomplished hybrid of soulful British folk. Meet Lianne La Havas, whose debut album, 'Is Your Love Big Enough?,' exhibits a quiet confidence that's something special. Hear...
From the FUV Vault: Diamond Rings
From 2012: The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali talks with Canadian musician Diamond Rings (a.k.a. John O'Regan), about his sophomore album, 'Free Dimensional.' With his band, he also performs live versions of the songs 'I'm Just Me' and '(I Know) What I'm...
From the FUV Vault: JD McPherson
From 2012: JD McPherson was raised on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma and hit stylistic pay dirt when he found some 1950s rock 45s in the discard bin at a local record store. Eventually the former punk rocker released a dynamite debut album of R&B-tinged...
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