WFUV Radio Releases FUV LIVE 15
New York's Rock and Roots radio station WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) is releasing FUV Live 15, the latest collection of exclusive, live performances from its own Studio A, in time for its fall membership drive, which begins on September 27. The 20-track CD includes performances from a broad range artists – veterans like Bonnie Raitt and Ryan Adams, indie favorites such as Blitzen Trapper, Feist, and The Shins, and hot newcomers like Gary Clark Jr., Dawes, and Alabama Shakes. Audio samples can be heard at wfuv.org.
"There's something about Studio A that brings out the best in artists who visit WFUV," said WFUV music director Rita Houston, who produced the CD. "Maybe it's the vibe here, or our DJ's, or the quality of our equipment, or the competence of our engineers (many of whom are Fordham students). I know a lot of it comes from respect for the WFUV audience. Musicians know they are knowledgeable music fans with high standards."
FUV Live 15 will be available with contributions of $100 or more during WFUV's fall membership drive. Since many people use WFUV as the soundtrack to their day, every weekday hour during the drive WFUV DJs will be spotlighting great movie soundtracks, from classics like Casablanca and The Graduate to more recent favorites like High Fidelity and Once.
WFUV is also releasing Live from The Alternate Side, Volume 2, a new collection of performances for the station's indie music service, which will be available during The Alternate Side's on-air fundraiser starting on September 27. Artists on the 9-song EP include Beirut, Beach House, and The Tallest Man on Earth.
FUV Live 15
Ryan Adams - "Lucky Now" Gary Clark Jr. - "Bright Lights" Heartless Bastards - "Got To Have Rock And Roll" Bonnie Raitt - "Used To Rule The World" Dawes - "Time Spent In Los Angeles" Jonathan Wilson - "Gentle Spirit" Blitzen Trapper - "Might Find It Cheap" Feist - "Graveyard" Ben Howard - "The Wolves" The Shins - "Simple Song" Beirut - "East Harlem" Beach House - "Turtle Island" Cold Specks - "Blank Maps" Diego Garcia - "You Were Never There" Michael Kiwanuk - "Tell Me A Tale" Glen Hansard "Love Don't Leave Me Waiting" Imelda May - "Pulling The Rug" Dr. Dog - "Lonesome" Brendan Benson - "Keep Me" Alabama Shakes - "Rise To The Sun"
Live from The Alternate Side, Volume 2
Beach House - "Turtle Island"
Beirut - "East Harlem"
Blitzen Trapper - "Might Find It Cheap"
Man Man - "Life Fantastic"
Sleeper Agent - "Get It Daddy"
The Tallest Man Earth - "1904"
* Twin Shadow - "5 Seconds" (pending)
White Rabbits - "Temporary"
Yellow Ostrich - "Marathon Runner"
New York's Rock and Roots station WFUV (90.7 FM, www.wfuv.org) is a noncommercial, member-supported radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, news from NPR, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV's robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.
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