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FUV's New Dig

Once a week we pick a new release and dig into it, on the air and online.

FUV's New Dig: Jack White

by Darren DeVivo
Dan Winters photo

Lazaretto
Jack White
Third Man Records/Columbia

Jack White is a modern-day Renaissance man.

He's a guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, band member, solo artist, music executive, store owner, inventor, snake oil salesman and a whole lot more. Now, Jack is back, and he's ready to unleash another sonic achievement, another eccentric accomplishment to his already remarkable career.

FUV's New Dig: Sharon Van Etten

by Darren DeVivo

Are We There
Sharon Van Etten
Jagjaguwar Records


Sharon Van Etten is one of those artists who can both express her deepest personal feelings and use her musical gifts to transform those intimacies into powerful songs. On her new album, Are We There, she guides us on a journey through debilitating love.

FUV's New Dig: Conor Oberst

by Darren DeVivo

Upside Down Mountain
Conor Oberst
Nonesuch Records


Conor Oberst has been making a lot a terrific music for a long time, though he's only 34 years old — it's no surprise that he produced his first album at 13. Now this young-but-seasoned veteran is offering his fans one of the most personal works of his career.

FUV's New Dig: Ray LaMontagne

by Darren DeVivo

Supernova
Ray LaMontagne
RCA Records


If you think you have Ray LaMontagne figured out, think again.

Ray LaMontagne is an artist willing to take chances. He isn't interested in staying in one place, locking his music to a safe and predictable vibe. His new album, Supernova, dispels any preconceived notions about what his music will be, or what it will sound like.

FUV's New Dig: The Both

by Darren DeVivo

The Both
The Both
SuperEgo Records


The Both is a new collaboration featuring two familiar names: Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. It's a classic meeting of two artists who've traveled down similar musical paths.

FUV's New Dig: Future Islands

by Darren DeVivo

Singles
Future Islands
4AD Records


The very bright future has arrived. After evolving over eight years and three albums, Future Islands are poised to make their move and capture our hearts and souls. Their time is now.

Future Islands are a synth-pop trio: Vocalist Samuel T. Herring, keyboardist and programmer J. Gerrit Welmers, and bassist William Cashion. They all hail from North Carolina and were close friends long before they became a band. Today they call Baltimore home.

FUV's New Dig: The Hold Steady

by Darren DeVivo

Teeth Dreams
The Hold Steady
Razor and Tie / Washington Square / Positive Jams Records


The Hold Steady are based in Brooklyn. Their music was born on the streets. It was schooled in tenement apartments, neighborhood bars and the backseats of cars. It developed its streetwise attitude by observing life and experiencing what it’s like to be alive. It’s tough. It’s loud. It’s aggressive. It’s emotionally charged. And it’s real, just like the characters in the songs.