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Son Little - FUV Live at CMJ - 2014

by Alisa Ali

One of the main objectives of the CMJ Music Marathon (and WFUV for that matter) is to expose new music talent, and Son Little is a great example of that mission. Although he has lent his voice to The Roots and RJD2, Philadelphia's Aaron Livingston is still relatively unknown for his work as Son Little. He has only released three singles so far, but based on the strength of his songs and now an EP, Things I Forgot, released this fall, we are confident that Son Little's name will soon be much more widely known.

Teleman - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

The London trio Teleman consists of brothers Thomas and Jonny Sanders and Pete Cattermoul. Although the guys just released their debut album, Breakfast, earlier this year, they have all played together before in the band, Pete & The Pirates. Although the two bands shared the same vocalist (Thomas Sanders), they do sound very different. Pete & The Pirates had a bigger bouncier rock feel, but Teleman takes a more stripped back approach with a darker synth-laden sound. The band recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of their new songs, which you can check out videos of here.

The Sweet Sounds Of The FUV Mixtape

by Carmel Holt

The all-request FUV Mixtape playlist for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jerry Garcia Band – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – How Sweet It Is
The Archies – Sugar, Sugar – Everything’s Archie
Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane - Loaded
Drive By Truckers – Daddy’s Cup – The Dirty South
Billy Bragg – I Keep Faith – Mr. Love & Justice
Big Star – In the Street - #1 Record
Matthew Sweet – Sick of Myself – 100% Fun

FUV Live At CMJ: Horse Thief, Elle King, Son Little And Happyness

by WFUV Staff
Elle King photo by Laura Fedele

What a night! The third annual FUV Live at CMJ showcase at Rockwood Music Hall brought together four diverse artists and bands that bridged thousands of miles.

We kicked off with the yearning, beautiful anthems and sweet harmonies of Oklahoma's Horse Thief, a great set that stretched from the muscularity of "Devil" to the majesty of "Little Dust." Brooklyn-based, banjo-plucking Elle King blew us away with her gritty, powerhouse vocals and swaggering songs, like "Good To Be A Man" and her new single "Ex's and Oh's"—and surprised us too with a rowdy cover of R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)." Son Little made us think with his introspective lyrics and soulfully moody songs like "Joy" and "Your Love Will Blow Me Away," drenched in dissonant textures and bold guitarwork. And London's Happyness were pure fuzzed-out fun, showing off their artistic range and quirky humor as they confidently switched from the tender, lo-fi prettiness of "Pumpkin Noir" to the blissful, sunny blast of "Anything I Do Is All Right."

We'll have much more later in the day—videos, streams, setlists and photos—but you can read more about the bands you heard on WFUV yesterday here. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Question of the Day: Keep on Truckin'

by Corny O'Connell
semi-trailer truck Shutterstock

On rainy days like today navigating the highways and byways can be especially challenging. So let's give it up for the folks who keep things moving no matter the weather - truckers. What are your favorite songs mentioning trucks and truckers? List them below and we'll send out a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"WIllin'" - Little Feat

"Mighty Trucks at Midnight" - Bruce Cockburn

"Semi-Crazy" - Junior Brown with Red Simpson

"Six Days on the Road" - Rig Rock Deluxe