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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

Question of the Day: Happy Birthday to Eric Clapton

by Corny O'Connell

It's Eric Clapton's 70th birthday. We're celebrating with your favorite tracks featuring Clapton. There's a lot to choose from: The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos, along with his many solo projects, collaborations and guest appearances. Share your favorites in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Ride the River" by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton 

"Mean Old World" by Duane Allman and Eric Clapton

FUV's New Dig: Death Cab For Cutie

by Darren DeVivo
Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie

Change is inevitable. We’ve all experienced different degrees of change. While some embrace change, others are distressed by it. Death Cab for Cutie has seen some significant changes since their last album, 2011's Codes and Keys, and those seismic shifts inspired the group's brand new collection, Kintsugi. Over the past four years, Ben Gibbard, Death Cab for Cutie’s lead singer and guitarist, weathered a divorce from his wife, the actress and singer Zooey Deschanel. In 2013, founding member Chris Walla announced that he was leaving the band. Although Walla did contribute to the Kintsugi sessions, the band faces a future that no longer includes its lead guitarist and longtime producer. Although Kintsugi marks a last glance at Death Cab for Cutie as a quartet (for the moment), the album offers remaining members Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr a solid foundation as they look to the band's next phase.