Jesca Hoop (photo by Josh Wool, PR)
Five Essential Albums
Ruby Amanfu (photo courtesy of Press Here, PR)
When Lucius' Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who worked with David Byrne on 2015's Contemporary Color shows, heard that Byrne's former band was one of our FUV Essentials, they sent along a list of the Talking Heads songs they loved best: a thank you from one New York band to another.
Lucius' Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (photo by Piper Ferguson, PR)
It's fair to say that Scott Devendorf, of The National and LNZNDRF has been living and breathing the music of the Grateful Dead for a lifetime. The bassist, who wrote about his "Five Essential Grateful Dead Songs" for FUV, worked with his bandmates from the National on the epic, five-hour, 59-track Day of the Dead covers compilation which came out in the spring of 2016.
The National (courtesy of the band, Facebook.com, PR)
Augustines Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson and Rob Allen (photo courtesy of the band, Facebook.com)
Margaret Glaspy's dynamic full-length debut, Emotions and Math, is a thrilling joyride of sinewy, bluesy rock and pretty, robust ballads. She has been compared to Joni Mitchell by a lot of music critics and in truth, Mitchell's Blue has always stood out for Glaspy as an embodiment of great songwriting craft.
Margaret Glaspy (photo by Ebru Yildiz, PR)
Derry-born Bridie Monds-Watson, who records as Soak, was born in 1996, two years after Joni Mitchell released Turbulent Indigo, but the Northern Irish songwriter discovered the elder musician's albums thanks to her parents. Read Monds-Watson's carefully considered list of her "Five Essential Joni Mitchell Songs" for FUV Essentials.
Soak's Bridie Monds-Watson (photo by Joshua Halling, PR)
Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo (photo courtesy of Matador Records, PR)