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Future Islands - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

This Baltimore based trio has been making music for almost a decade now, creating their own brand of new wave that combines the mighty vocal talents of front man Samuel T. Herring with bright and lush synths. Since the recent release of their latest album Singles, the band has received more airplay than ever before, and after a dynamic performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the band went viral on YouTube.

Their new album features a collection of catchy and pop influenced songs without abandoning the immediately recognizable and powerful sound Future Islands is known for. The band recently stopped by Studio A to talk about the new record and play us some songs. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

 

Jeremy Messersmith - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

This quirky Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter likes to have a theme when writing batches of songs. He considers his first 3 albums a “pop life cycle trilogy” which starts with adolescence on the album The Alcatraz Kid and ends with death on the album The Reluctant Graveyard. Messsersmith followed those albums with a mostly instrumental EP called Paper Moon and is now on his fifth record, Heart Murmurs. As the title implies, the album explores the topic and concept of love.

Question of the Day: Initials

by Corny O'Connell

Today the King of the Blues, B.B. King, turns 89 years old. He was born Riley B. King, but while performing on WDIA radio in Memphis, he was known as Beale Street Blues Boy. That was soon shortened to Blues Boy King and eventually B.B. King. Your challenge today is to come up with other artists that are known by their initials. That could be for a first, middle or last name. Groups that use initials aren't what we're looking for, just individuals. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

B.B. King "Think It Over"