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First Spin: Heartless Bastards

by Carmel Holt
photo courtesy of Partisan Records

“I have awoken. The spell, it has been broken.” These are the first words Erika Wennerstrom sings in her rich and powerful alto on Heartless Bastards’ new song “Gates of Dawn.” We initially heard the song performed at SXSW this year in a special acoustic session for FUV at Hotel San Jose, and we were immediately spellbound—a feeling only magnified with the unveiling of the album version. It simultaneously announces a personal awakening and the arrival of this Austin-based band at new levels of songcraft and sonic landscapes.

Question of the Day: April Fools

by Corny O'Connell

It's April Fool's Day and we're looking for songs about being a fool in love. Whether it's about gladly being a fool in love or refusing to be a fool, let us know your favorites. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Joe Jackson "Fools in Love"

Rolling Stones "Fool to Cry"

Chris Rea "Fool (if you think it's over)"

The Main Ingredient "Everybody Plays the Fool"

Question of the Day: Horn Sections

by Corny O'Connell

It's Herb Alpert's 80th birthday. Alpert is best-known for playing trumpet and leading Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. He also founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss, and is the only artist to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as both vocalist and instrumentalist, with 1968's "This Guy's in Love with You" and 1979's "Rise," respectively. We're celebrating with your favorite tracks featuring horn sections. Arrange them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Coasting Through The FUV Mixtape

by Carmel Holt

The all request FUV Mixtape playlist for Monday, March 30, 2015

MGMT – Electric Feel – Oracular Spectacular
Gang of Four – I Love A Man In A Uniform – Songs of the Free
Modest Mouse – Missed The Boat – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Best Coast – Boyfriend – Crazy For You
Belle & Sebastian – The Blues Are Still Blue – The Life Pursuit
The Coasters – Down In Mexico – The Coaster
Suzanne Vega – Cracking – Suzanne Vega