Fri October 16, 2009 at 11:45 AM
Genres from punk to classic country find a place in Amy LaVere's sound, and they're all linked together by her voice and her instrument of choice — the upright bass. Her latest album is called "Anchors & Anvils," and Amy brought her band to 'FUV to share a few live songs during an interview with host Rita Houston.
Thu October 15, 2009 at 5:49 PM
Seattle songwriter David Bazan takes another step outside his Pedro The Lion past with his first full-length solo record, called "Curse Your Branches." Lyrically, he's also taking a leap by discussing his struggle with religion, but the heavy subject matter doesn't detract from the music at all. Hear for yourself as David and his band perform a few songs during an interview with 'FUV's Russ Borris.
Wed October 14, 2009 at 2:10 PM
After walking the "rebel side" of folk on his last album with The War Eagles, Langhorne Slim takes a step forward in songwriting on his new record, "Be Set Free." He got to share that mix of raw vocal energy and direct, poignant lyrics on a few impressive stages this past year, and on the stage of 'FUV's Studio A, Langhorne spoke about gigs and the goals for the album with host Claudia Marshall.
Tue October 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM
With a collection of standards and a live record, Erin McKeown kept busy in the four years between albums of original material, but the time was also well-spent honing and shaping a new batch of tunes. New sounds also come into play on the resulting record called "Hundreds of Lions," and Erin talked with host Darren DeVivo about the factors of time, money, and inspiration behind it, when she stopped by 'FUV's Studio A.
Mon October 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM
Regina Spektor wanted to get the songs just right for her new album "Far," and so she took 3 years and 4 producers to flesh out all of that music in her mind. But it all works on piano too, and that's how Regina performed a couple of new tunes during an interview with 'FUV's Kara Manning.
Fri October 9, 2009 at 2:10 PM
Sounds of FUV Live 12: Mix the unhinged, screaming voice of Austin's Black Joe Lewis, with his backing band The Honeybears bringing the brass and grooves, and you've got blues, funk, rock, and soul in their rawest form. Live or on the new record "Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!" the band proves that the SXSW buzz this year was no fluke, and continued to make the case during a stop at 'FUV for an interview with host Rita Houston.
Thu October 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM
Sounds of FUV Live 12: Erika Wennerstrom made the move from Ohio to Austin to make the new Heartless Bastards record "The Mountain" and recently spoke with 'FUV's Rich McLaughlin about the producer and influential bands that led her to her bruising rock sound.
Wed October 7, 2009 at 11:16 AM
Sounds of FUV Live 12: A Gram Parsons tribute concert brought them together on stage, a song called "The Golden State" teamed them up on record, and last fall, Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards and "X" founder John Doe hit the road for "The Hurtin' & Flurtin' Tour." Host Rita Houston welcomed them to 'FUV too, where it was clear there's definitely some common ground in music and humor.
Tue October 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Sounds of FUV Live 12: Back after the "Young Folks" explosion, Peter Bjorn & John skip the whistling and tone down the pop on the album "Living Thing." Even though it's a darker affair, the Swedish trio still brings the beats and catchy melodies, and today you can hear acoustic versions of the new tunes as the guys hang out at 'FUV with host Alisa Ali.
Mon October 5, 2009 at 12:44 PM
Sounds of FUV Live 12: Making their 2008 album "Break Up The Concrete" was a quick and dirty, 10-day process for The Pretenders, and during an interview at 'FUV host Rita Houston found that the electric energy of the new songs translates just as well on acoustic guitars. But music isn't all Chrissie Hynde is focused on these days.