The all request FUV Mixtape playlist for Monday, March 2, 2015
Prior announcements of sets at Bonnaroo and other festivals this summer strongly indicated that Mumford & Sons' 18-month hiatus was over, but now it's official. The British folk-rockers return with a new album on May 4 called Wilder Mind, produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine). The quartet is also gearing up for another edition of the rollicking "Gentlemen of the Road Stopover" tour, including a two-day festival in Seaside Heights, NJ, on June 5 and 6. Other Stateside shows are booked in host towns like Walla Walla, WA and Salida, CO.
The New Jersey stopover has an impressive lineup joining Mumford & Sons: The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, The Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills with more artists to be announced. Tickets for the Seaside Heights festival go on sale this Friday, March 6, at 10a.m. EST via the "Gentlemen of the Road" website.
They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. It's certainly coming in like a lion this year with snow on the first day and more in the forecast. Perhaps we can appease the weather gods by playing songs that mention lions. Leave your suggestions below and we'll spin a set after 9am.
Here's what we played:
"Be Good (Lion's Song)" by Gregory Porter
"Iron, Lion, Zion" by Bob Marley
"Wondering Where the Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn
The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile might be approaching the tenth anniversary of her self-titled debut album, but her fifth and latest studio effort, The Firewatcher's Daughter, shows this ambitious singer and songwriter's ongoing evolution as an artist and a person. Over the past three years, since the release of 2012's Bear Creek, Carlile has gotten married (her wife, Catherine Shepherd, is a former charity coordinator for Paul McCartney) and the couple became parents last year. Carlile's longtime bandmates and collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth—aka "The Twins"—have also started their own families. This strong sense of family has deeply influenced The Firewatcher’s Daughter, a collection of songs dwelling on ideas of home and companionship.