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Landlady - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Brooklyn's Landlady was formed in 2011 by multi-instrumentalist Adam Shatz. You may already be familiar with Shatz since he plays in a bunch of different bands. To name just a few of the prolific musician's endeavors, he's part of the Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, the jazz improvisation band Father Figures and the soulfully psychedelic The Shoe Ins. In addition, Adam has played with country punks Those Darlins and Philly's explosively quirky Man Man.This diverse mix of music is all explored and integrated into Adam Shatz's main project, Landlady. The latest release from Landlady is an album called Upright Behavior. On this episode of The Alternate Side in Session, Shatz and his Landlady cohorts perform some of the new material for us and Adam talks about the new record.

 

Trampled By Turtles - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

With a wide range of musical backgrounds from folk to speed metal, the Minnesota band Trampled By Turtles is part of a progressive bluegrass movement. The acoustic sextet recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by releasing a seventh album, Wild Animals, and the band stopped by Studio A to play some of the new material and talk about the new album. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

Dr. John - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Dr. John and Darren DeVivo, photo by Deirdre Hynes

On his latest album, Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch, Dr. John pays tribute to the one-and-only Louis Armstrong. The album is a collection of 13 songs put through the "Nite Tripper" wash with a little help from his friends, including Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland, Arturo Sandoval and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. John, here in Studio A to talk about the new album and we’ll hear a sample of the new songs during this episode of FUV Live.

Delta Spirit - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Creating a unique cross between indie rock and alt-country, Delta Spirit has been gracing us with their sound for almost a decade and they’re releasing their fourth album, Into the Wide today. On the new album, front man Matthew Vasquez focuses on a more narrative, folk-like storytelling through his lyrics. The songs are a bit darker than previous releases, but the album certainly shows the tremendous growth of the band and is arguably their best yet. Delta Spirit recently stopped by Studio A to play some of the new material and talk about it. We’ll hear that conversation and performance on this episode of FUV Live.

[recorded:7/21/14]

 

Jenai Huff and Eugene Ruffolo - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Jenai Huff and Eugene Ruffolo have several things in common - they're good friends, they're fine NYC singer-songwriters (though Jenai is originally from California), and they've both worked with producer extraordinaire Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Patty Larkin, Jonatha Brooke, et al) and drummer Chris Marshak. They came together in Studio A for a session with Ben and Chris that showed their wonderful chemistry.

Luluc - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

This Melbourne-via-Brooklyn duo first met on a chance encounter in 1999 while they were both travelling in Scotland. Several years later, back in Australia, they got together to write and record their full length debut album, Dear Hamlyn which was praised by famed Nick Drake producer, Joe Boyd.

The band have recently released their sophomore album, Passerby and had help from another high profile producer: Aaron Dessner of The National.

Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett of Luluc recently stopped by Studio A to talk about their new record and play us some songs live in Studio A. We’ll hear that performance and conversation during this episode of FUV Live.

 

Anthony D'Amato - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Self-described as "Folk and Roll," Anthony D’Amato stepped into the music scene in 2010 with his debut album, Down Wires. He recorded the songs himself in his college dorm room with a single microphone and self-released the album. Just a few years later, he has certainly come a long way. His latest album, The Shipwreck From The Shore, was recorded in a professional studio with the help of producer Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, David Wax Museum) and it's out today on a major label (New West).  

Leon Redbone - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Is Leon Redbone lazy or just laid back? It's a question worth asking, since it took him 13 years to put out his most recent album, ironically titled Flying By. When he came to WFUV recently, I did ask, but I'm not sure he answered it (or any of my questions) directly, but he laughed a lot and let us know a little about what appeals to him in a song. He also gave us a couple of tunes in Studio A, accompanied by the incomparable Vince Giordano on tuba and upright bass.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Part of the shoegaze revival of the 21st century, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman. On their new album, Days of Abandon, the band uses fewer electric guitars and focuses on a more acoustic approach. For this FUV Live session, the band performs a couple of their new songs live in Studio A and I talk with the ever so delightful Kip Berman about the new album and his thoughts on music in general.  We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this Alternate Side in Session.