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Jody Stephens - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Irwin Merkin, Darren Devivo and Jody Stephens, photo by Dennis Elsas

End of Love is a New York City band about to release its debut album, Ghosts On The Radio. The band first came together a little over ten years ago as a trio, but after a few years, the members drifted apart. Now End of Love is back with an expanded lineup which features drummer Jody Stephens (Big Star, Golden Smog and others) and guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, the Nels Cline Singers and more). I recently welcomed one of the original members of End of Love, Irwin Menken (who has also played bass with Lee Ranaldo, formerly of Sonic Youth), and the legendary beat of Big Star, Jody Stephens, to the WFUV studios to talk new music and classic power pop.

Question of the Day: Can Sharknado Happen?

by Morning Show
Huffington Post

Okay, so maaaaaaaybe it's not real. We won't insist-and risk jumping our own shark. But the shark does show his pearly whites in song. Name some in honor of the Sharknado phenomenon. We'll spin a set after 9AM. 

Here's what we played:

John Willians "Main Title Jaws"

Bobby Darin "Mack the Knife"

Hall & Oates "Maneater"

Frank Zappa "Mud Shark"

Question of the Day: Lovesick

by Corny O'Connell
lovesick Shutterstock

New York City's paid sick leave law takes effect today. That's good for employees, but here's hoping you won't have to use too many sick days. To mark the occasion we're playing your favorite songs about being sick, in every sense of the word. Prescribe a few in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Fever" - Peggy Lee

"Coconut" - Harry Nilsson

"Catch My Disease" - Ben Lee

French Style Furs - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

French Style Furs is a new band that features Nathan Willet and Matt Maust of Cold War Kids as well as Nathan Warkentin of We Barbarians. Unlike these musicians’ past endeavors, guitar is used sparingly on the record to make room for bright synthesizers, horns and an abundance of backing vocals. The lyrics for these new songs were taken from the 20th century poet, Thomas Merton. French Style Furs have turned his introspective words into a rousing collection of songs on their debut album, Is Exotic Bait. The band recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of their new material and talk about the record. We'll hear that performance and conversation on this episode of FUV Live.