FUV Live 20
The French four-piece Phoenix returned to WFUV to debut songs from its new album, Ti Amo, and to treat us to a updated version of their classic, "1901" live in Studio A. I also spoke to frontman Thomas Mars and guitarist Laurent “Branco” Brancowitz about the inspirations for the new songs and recording in Paris.
Phoenix in Studio A (photo by Brian Gallagher/WFUV)
Josh Tillman was once the drummer for the band Fleet Foxes, but as he says in his new Father John Misty song, “Leaving LA,” he’s always “preferred the speaking parts.” Front and center is definitely where he belongs, and he once again proves it in this powerful, stripped-down performance at Rockwood Music Hall.
FUV Live with Father John Misty (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
Amy Shark is no overnight sensation—she spent over a decade playing covers and her own original songs in small clubs and pubs in her native Queensland. The story of her rapid ascent to the top of the Australian pop charts in 2016, thanks to one breakthrough single called “Adore,” is an astonishing one.
Amy Shark in Studio A (photo by Kristen Riffert/WFUV)
When you hear the story of how Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath first met and then see the hugely successful band they've gone on to create, it’s easy to believe in fate. Sylvan Esso’s 2014 self-titled debut was met with critical acclaim, appearances on television and festival stages, and a massive following. By 2017, we were more than ready for their follow-up album.
Sylvan Esso in Studio A (photo by Sarah Burns/WFUV)
Aimee Mann has built her reputation as an outstanding songwriter melody by melody, emotion by emotion, and album by album. Her latest, Mental Illness, is her ninth as a solo artist, and it was a pleasure to welcome Aimee back to our Bronx studios for an FUV Live session.
Aimee Mann at WFUV (photo by Sarah Burns)
Laura Marling is a musician of the highest caliber and she's back with a sixth album, Semper Femina. She takes another quantum leap forward on these songs, and her striking performance at Rockwood Music Hall was undeniable proof of her gift as a songwriter, guitarist and all-around performer.
Laura Marling at Rockwood Music Hall (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
This Righteous Babe is well known for her activism, poetry and, of course, her music. Ani DiFranco released her self-titled debut on her own label when she was just 20 years old and now she’s now up to her 20th album, called Binary.
Ani DiFranco at WFUV (photo by Sarah Burns)