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Slow Club - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums. The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial, quirky folk act with a cheeky sense of humor on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting from a simple folksy narrative towards darker, more layered pop. Taylor and Watson each claimed their own individual songs and stories, with Taylor finding her stride as a vocal powerhouse. Their latest, third album, Complete Surrender, is yet another beautiful progression, as the pair step into yearning dance tracks ("Complete Surrender"), stunning ballads ("Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of") and brassy Northern soul ("The Pieces"). Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor made their way to the Bronx for a Studio A session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music, friendship and their own complicated—but fruitful—collaboration.

 

Question of the Day: State of the Union

by Corny O'Connell

Hawaii became the 50th state on this date in 1959. So today we're looking for songs that mention any of the states. Put your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to listener Lisa for suggesting the Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

John Prine "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian"

John Gorka "I'm From New Jersey"

Lyle Lovett "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)"

Erin McKeown "Rhode Island is Famous for You" 

The Felice Brothers - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Through their gritty folk rock sound, The Felice Brothers have gained a steady and faithful following. They've released several albums and a half dozen mix tapes since their formation in 2006. The band recently released their fifth album, Favorite Waitress, and it is their most polished yet. It’s also their first album to be recorded and edited in an actual studio, as opposed to their previous work which they supposedly recorded in a converted chicken coop. The Felice Brothers recently stopped by Studio A to play some new songs, and James Felice also sat down with me to talk about the new record. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.