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WRUV Rock Singles Nov 2017 – Mix 1, 2, 3

Loads of new singles from the last few months, all worth checking out!

Soul of a Woman

Sharon Jones & The Dapkings recorded this album just before she passed. It has so much soul, so much grit, so much Sharon. PLAY: All FCC: none Label: Daptone RIYL: Aretha Franklin


Beck’s 13th studio album COLORS is super sad, but classic synth + rock Beck. Def worth a listen and will be super enjoyed by Beck fans. FCC: #11 PLAY: 1, 6, 7, 8 RIYL: Flaming Lips

WRUV Rock Singles July – Mix 1 & 2


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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