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Question of the Day: Rainy Days and Thursdays?

by Corny O'Connell

Rainy days and Mondays may get you down, but it's Thursday. So, we're definitely not gonna let today's rain get us down. We're going to celebrate it in song. Give us your favorite songs that mention rain and we'll stomp in the puddles just after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Ronettes "Walking in the Rain"

John Hiatt "Feels Like Rain"

Neko Case "Buckets of Rain"

Ann Peebles "I Can't Stand the Rain"

Travis "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?"

Tennis - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Tennis, a husband-and-wife duo, first started making music after they took a very ambitious seven-month long sailing trip. After returning home, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley began writing songs, influenced by their seafaring adventures. They released their first album, Cape Dory, in 2011 to rave reviews. Evolving from their sailing subject matter over the last few years, Tennis recently released their third album, Ritual in Repeat, and are still basking in praise: Stereogum observes that Tennis finds a way to make “classic rock and radio pop commingle freely into casual grooves and contented sighs" while NPR Music calls Ritual in Repeat “the best record Tennis has done so far."

Question of the Day: Autumnal Sounds

by Corny O'Connell

The air is crisper, the days are shorter, and farmers markets are selling pumpkins - fall is finally here. What songs get you in the mood for sweater weather? List your favorite autumnal songs in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Autumn in New York" - Billie Holiday

"When the Leaves Come Falling Down" - Van Morrison

"Harvest Time" - The Clientele

"Autumn Sweater" - Yo La Tengo

Reigning Sound - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Formed in 2001 by Greg Cartwright, Reigning Sound has gone through many line-up changes and sonic shifts over the years. One thing that has remained consistent is Cartwright’s skillful musicianship, which he’s lent to a variety of other projects. You may be familiar with his early '90s garage punk band, The Oblivians, or his work with the bands Compulsive Gamblers and Detroit Cobras. Reigning Sound is his main focus though, and with they recently finished a new album called Shattered. The record is a thoughtful and rousing collection of songs that blend Greg's love of rock and soul.