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Until The Ribbon Breaks - FUV Live - 2015

by Kara Manning
There's a dystopian undertow to Until The Ribbon Breaks' first album, A Lesson Unlearnt, but the trio's genre-blurring debut is far from dour or dire. Cardiff-born, Los Angeles-based Pete Lawrie-Winfield and bandmates Elliot Wall and James Gordon have deftly mixed hues of soulful R&B, pop, muscular hip-hop, atmospheric electronica and dance rock into a heady brew. That Jackson Pollock-style approach of aggressively splattering a sonic canvas with bold influences and ideas has served the group well: Until The Ribbon Breaks got a major break touring with Lorde last year, they're on the road with London Grammar this winter, and they've opened for red-hot rappers Run The Jewels too.

Question of the Day: Short Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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It's WFUV's shortened member drive. We're trying to raise the money we need in a shorter amount of time. Please take a couple of minutes to make a contribution here or call 877-938-8907. And please share a short song in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"And We Bid You Goodnight" by Grateful Dead 0:36

"Her Majesty" by The Beatles 0:23

"Mercedes Benz" by Janis Joplin 1:45 

Question of the Day: Months in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Decemberists' new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is yours as an extra bonus gift when you support WFUV today. Contribute $100 or more here or call 877-938-8907. In light of this Decemberists offer, let's have your favorite songs that mention any months of the year. Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Simon and Garfunkel - "April Come She Will"

Counting Crows - "A Long December"