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Question of the Day: Horses in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Central Park Horse Show makes its debut in the heart of Manhattan today through Sunday. Events include show jumping, dressage and even a polo match. Look for Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, among the competitors. To get us in the mood we need a set of songs mentioning horses. List them below and we'll spin a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses"

Slaid Cleaves "Horses and Divorces"

Future Islands - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Future Islands has spent a decade releasing albums that mix eclectic genres, from synth-splashed pop to harder-edged rock with a hip-hop heart. Yet after three albums, tireless touring and relocating from their native North Carolina to Baltimore, the trio erupted into mainstream consciousness this year with their fourth release, Singles, and via a galvanizing appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." The video of that performance quickly went viral, propelled by the mighty vocals and endearingly earnest dance moves of front man Samuel T. Herring, and it changed Future Islands' fortunes. After years of hard work, Future Islands—Herring, bassist William Cashion and keyboadist Gerrit Welmers—are finally receiving the attention they deserve.

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.