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Jody Stephens - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Irwin Merkin, Darren Devivo and Jody Stephens, photo by Dennis Elsas

End of Love is a New York City band about to release its debut album, Ghosts On The Radio. The band first came together a little over ten years ago as a trio, but after a few years, the members drifted apart. Now End of Love is back with an expanded lineup which features drummer Jody Stephens (Big Star, Golden Smog and others) and guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, the Nels Cline Singers and more). I recently welcomed one of the original members of End of Love, Irwin Menken (who has also played bass with Lee Ranaldo, formerly of Sonic Youth), and the legendary beat of Big Star, Jody Stephens, to the WFUV studios to talk new music and classic power pop.

French Style Furs - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

French Style Furs is a new band that features Nathan Willet and Matt Maust of Cold War Kids as well as Nathan Warkentin of We Barbarians. Unlike these musicians’ past endeavors, guitar is used sparingly on the record to make room for bright synthesizers, horns and an abundance of backing vocals. The lyrics for these new songs were taken from the 20th century poet, Thomas Merton. French Style Furs have turned his introspective words into a rousing collection of songs on their debut album, Is Exotic Bait. The band recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of their new material and talk about the record. We'll hear that performance and conversation on this episode of FUV Live.

 

Ingrid Michaelson - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Our Staten Island Sweetheart, Ingrid Michaelson is back with another album of earnest songs featuring her trademark wit and reflection. On this new record, she brought in a whole family of musicians to collaborate with and according to Ingrid, this was one of the best decisions she could have ever made. Ahead of her Central Park SummerStage show here in New York City, she stopped by Studio A to share some of the new material and talk about the new record, Lights Out.

[recorded: 7/10/14]

 

Railroad Earth - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Railroad Earth started as a bunch of Jersey guys getting together to play bluegrass. Over the years they've evolved musically and become favorites on the jam band circuit. It was a pleasure to welcome this versatile and veteran band back to perform songs from their fine new album, Last of the Outlaws.