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WRUV Rock Singles July – Mix 1 & 2

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Lovely Creatures

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Lovely Creatures” is the long anticipated “best of” double album of their best stuff. Gritty, epic, just such grumbly rock. Listen! FCC: none Play: try them all RIYL: Nick Cave yo! LABEL: Epic/BMG

My Love Divine Degree

Cody Chesnutt’s “My Love Divine Degree” is back with this 3rd album that has equal parts soul and notes on humanity. Def worth checking out. PLAY: 4, 9, 8 FCC: None RIYL: The Roots, Gary Clark Jr. Label: Handwritten

Chuck

Chuck Berry passed this year, but he had one more album for the fans. “CHUCK” is classic rock and roll, blistering guitar riffs, and totally worth dropping into any rock set. FCC: clean RIYL: THE chuck berry! LABEL: Dualtone PLAY: All of them

Fujiya & Miyagi

Fujiya & Miyagi combined their last two EPs into this new, self-titled studio album. Lots of funky beats and good vibes. Listen! FCC: None RIYL: Hot Chip, Junior Boys Label: Impossible Objects of Desire

Binary

ANI DIFRANCO is back with her new studio album “BINARY” and she is cranking out her political lyrics again. Totally a cathartic listen for so many reasons. FCC: 1, 5 RIYL: Ani Label: RBR

WRUV April Rock Singles – 2017

music to draw to: satellite

kid koala’s new album, “music to draw to: satellite” is the perfect mellow record to get you through winter. mellow, dreamy, and out of this world — seriously, he created an ambient electronic sound that was inspired by the planning to go to Mars. best thing about it is that he teamed up with Emiliana […]

WRUV Rock Singles for January 2017 – 2 Mixes

WRUV Rock Singles for January 2017 – 2 Mixes

We got it from here…

A Tribe Called Quest’s long overdue album, “We Got It From Here…” is finally released! 18 years in the making, this is an amazing album, worth spending some serious time with. They are hip-hop legends for a reason—the lyrics, the beats, it is a really special album. FCC: Clean Play: 1, 2 (all of them!) […]

WRUV Rock Singles – October 2016

WRUV Rock Singles August 2016 – Mix 1 & 2

WRUV Rock Singles May 2016 – vol 1 & 2

WRUV Rock Singles May 2016 – vol 1  Classixx – Grecian Summer [Innovative Leisure] Gold Panda – In My Car [ghostly international] Henri Texier – Les Là-Bas (Bonobo remix) [Ninja Tune] Paul Simon – Wristband [concord music group] Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man [Republic ] Little Barrie – Why Don’t You Do It [pias] Margaret Glaspy – You And I [ATO] […]

99 cents

SANTIGOLD is back with the record “99 CENTS.” She takes new wave music to an international level. You will find at least one song to dance to on this. FCC: None PLAY: 1, 4, 6 FIYL: M.I.A. LABEL: Atlantic

The Suffers

THE SUFFERS’s debut record is long over due. They have a soulful touch to the roots rock revival and are a softer sounding version of the Alabama Shakes. FCC: None PLAY: All of them FIYL: Alabama Shakes LABEL: Self-Release

!!!

MIIKE SNOW’s new record “!!!” is a synth-pop album from a Swedish trio who will lure you in with catchy pop tracks! FCC: None PLAY: 3, 11 FIYL: Santigold, Passion Pit LABEL: Jackalope Recordings/Atlantic

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

NADA SURF’s new record “YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE” is the NYC trio’s 8th album. Check it out if you like indie downbeat rock. FCC: None PLAY: 1, 2, 3 RIYL: Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould LABEL: Barsuk

ARRANGING TIME

PETE YORN’s new record “ARRANGING TIME” is the first studio album from this long-time folk rocker since 2010. He’s still got it. FCC: None PLAY: 2, 6, 1 FIYL: Ryan Adams, Guster LABEL: Capitol

THAT THING REALITY

BEAU’s new record “THAT THING REALITY” is the debut of two woman, Heather Boo and Emma Rose, friends since childhood and making music as they grow into adults. This is a rockin’ pop album. FCC: None PLAY: 1, 6, 4 FIYL: Gemma Hayes, Bob Dylan LABEL: Kitsune Musique

55

The Knocks new record 55 is all about the group’s live in NYC. A feel good album with hip-hop synth beats. FCC: 1, 4, 9 PLAY: 14, 10 FIYL: Madeon, Chromeo LABEL: Big Beat

SIDE PONY

Lake Street Dive release their 2nd album SIDE PONY with the same 60s pop rock hooks you love! FCC: None PLAY: 3, 10, 5 RIYL: The Strokes, Asteroid Galaxy Tour LABEL: Nonesuch

A MAN ALIVE

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down are a San Fran band with their 4th release, A MAN ALIVE.  It is a bit darker than their previous records, but has some pretty emotionally good indie rock tracks. FCC: None PLAY: 1, 5, 9 RIYL: St. Vincent, Mirah

MORE RAIN

M. Ward returns with this awesome new mellow album, MORE RAIN. Perfect record for a rainy spring (he wrote it based on rainy Portland, Oregon). it is his 8th solo album, and it holds up! FCC: None PLAY: 3,5,7 RIYL: Bright Eyes, Neko Case

WRUV March Mix #2 – Rock Singles

WRUV March Mix #2 – Rock Singles Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old [concord] Mavis Staples – Take Us Back [anti] Laura Carbone – Silky Road [Duchess Box] Iggy Pop – Break Into Your Heart [Loma Vista/Concord] AURORA – Conqueror [Decca] Kristin Kontrol – X-Communicate [Sub Pop] El Perro Del Mar – Bread And Butter [Ging […]

WRUV March Mix #1 – Rock Singles

WRUV March Mix #1 – Rock Singles argonaut&wasp – Always [self] Balkan Beat Box – I Trusted U [Self-Released] Oscar – Sometimes [Wichita] The Knocks – Classic (feat. Powers) [big beat] Santigold – Chasing Shadows [atlantic] Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz [DFA] Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day [milk rec] Charles Bradley – Aint It A Sin [daptone] Andrew Bird and Fiona […]