Tag Archives: Rock


A combination of soulful harmonies and country-esque guitar riffs, sometimes supported by horns or strings, create this album of upbeat tracks. Teddy Grossman’s voice rings softly yet strongly, complementing the instrumentals on his solo, full-length debut album. FCC clean, except for Giving Up Recommended tracks: Out Of Thin Air, Ready.

Amos Lee – Dreamland

A solid mix of folk and rock. A majority of the songs begin slow and then work their way into thoughtful lyrics accompanied by some awesome guitar solos. Then some slower tracks are mixed in, such as track 9, not only adding a good variety to the album but a more emotional and softer feel. […]

System Exclusive – System Exclusive [Castle Face]

Synth-heavy dance-punk inspired by the 2000s New York scene. Vocals are reminiscent of Karen O at times. Producer Enrique Tena Padilla’s portfolio includes work with Osees, Wand, & Beach House. This record is also approved by Henry Rollins (if that means anything to you). Great stuff! Play: 1, 4*, 5, 11 RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, Yeah […]

Rasmus Birk – People Person – (Black Cottage Records)

Basically just a collection of odd samples of people talking on top of both upbeat and funky tracks and also some more soulful jazzy tracks. All the sampling felt a little random and confusing for times, but the instrumentals made it worth it. As you get deeper into the record it moves away from the […]

Shiva Burlesque – Mercury Blues + Skulduggery (Independent Project Records)

New album from 80s band Shiva Burlesque is not quite post-punk, not quite folk-rock, with a distinct grungey but folky sound. Each song has a very dark kind of spooky sounding melody, so if you’re into that then this is the album for you.  GMR: no FCC: Clean RIYL: Talking heads, Patti Smith, Psychedelic furs, […]

Dead Horse One – When Love Runs Dry [Requiem Pour Un Twister]

When Love Runs Dry is this French heavy shoegaze band’s first EP since 2012. It features five tracks (first three heavy, last two somber) in a very satisfying release from Dead Horse One. An excellent “wall of sound” production style is utilized to great effect, pushing the gritty instruments beyond heaviness into more lush orchestral […]

Wanderers – Wanderers EP – Big Oak Records

Interesting funk business with fun synth and soulful vocals – Molly (track 1) is especially great! Clean, not GMR

Softcult – Year of the Snake EP + Year of the Rat EP [Easy Life]

Softcult is an Ontario-based duo interested in 2000s mallcore nostalgia and dreamy shoegaze. The production is pop-oriented but never feels too glossy. There are some fantastic harmonies and melodies that weave through both EPs. There are clean versions of FCC’d songs on the CD (not on streaming). Play: 2, 3, 9, 10 FCC: 1, 11 […]

The Mommyheads – Swiss Army Knife

Released 2/11/22 Label: Mommyhead Music USA Eclectic collection of lofi/indie rock from the early days of Mommyheads. The combination of super unique songwriting, frantic guitars with frizzy tones, and the bands weird, wacky, and wonderful energy permeating throughout makes this a fun and engaging listen all the way through. Start with: 14, 7, 21, 19 […]

Boris Boublil–The Basement

Described as “post rock”, a mix of genres: classical, jazz, rock–excellent pieces. Play!

Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens [Sub Pop]

First album in 14 years from Garage Rock/Post-Hardcore masters and it does not miss a beat. Contains plenty of their signature frenetic riffs and urgent, shouting vocals. Hard hitting and full of great tracks on par with their previous work. Play: 1,3,4,5,6,9,10 FCC: 2 RIYL: Drive Like Jehu, Shellac, Mclusky

The Kut – Valley of Thorns [Cargo Records]

British all female group that straddles the line between hard rock and alternative metal. Riff-centric sound reminiscent of the hard rock heyday of the 1980’s, but without the cheese that is so common in that style of music. Hard hitting with lots of great tracks throughout. Play: 2,4,5,6,8,10 FCC: 7,9 RIYL: White Lung, Hole, Le […]

Ghost- Prequelle

Ghost– Prequelle Release date: 2018Jun01 Label: Loma Vista Rating: 5/5 Papa Emeritus III has fallen, bringing the rise of the mysterious Cardinal Copia. Ashes scatter ominously, growling drumbeats. Rats scurry into the night, his wrath set against a melodic dirge. What’s a plague without dance? He scorns with conviction as Faith is his alone. He implores […]

WRUV Rock Singles -2015 November Mix 2

WRUV Rock Singles -2015 November Mix 2 St. Lucia – Dancing On Glass Kaskade ID WRUV Courtney Barnett – Boxing Day Blues Revisited [mom+pop] Neon Indian – Annie [Mom + Pop] !!! – All U Writers [warp] Duke Of Norfolk – Isabel The Modern Nancy [mint 400 records] Korey Dane – Let It Be Just For Fun [Innovative Leisure] Daughter – Doing […]

WRUV Rock Singles -2015 November Mix 1

WRUV Rock Singles -2015 November Mix 1 Widowspeak – All Yours [Captured Tracks] Diane Coffee – Everyday [Western Vinyl] The Dead Weather – I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) Joanna Newsom – Sapokanikan [Drag City] Yacht – I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler [DFA] Beach House – Bluebird [sub pop] Jarryd James – Do You Remember [interscope] Miss Eaves – TNT […]

the story of sonny boy slim

Gary Clark Jr. is from Austin and has a singer-songwriter rock and roll vibe you will dig. FCC:10 Play: 1, 2, 5 RIYL: B.B. King (if he had a rock and roll vibe)

dodge and burn

Jack White’s latest super group, with a raw and rough rock and roll sound. FCC: none Play: 1, 10 RIYL: Raconteurs

cheers to the fall

Andra Day has those once-in-a-lifetime voices. You will love her if you love R&B, soul & feeling like your heart is melting. One of my (DJ LLU) fav records of the year to date. FCC: none PLAY: all RIYL: Amy Winehouse

music complete

New Order is back after 10 years with a fantastic new synth-pop album. These brits started the electro-dance sound back in the 80s – respect and try it! FCC: none Play, 1, 3, 4 RIYL: NEW ORDER (duh)

love is the great rebellion

BEN LEE has is 10th record now, “love is the great rebellion” and it is the classic singer song writer rock you expect from him. Play it! PLAY: 4, 5, 9 FCC: None RIYL: Mika, Adele LABEL: WB

recreational love

BIRD AND THE BEE have a new album “recreational love” and it is awesome. Indie + pop _ retro _ dance. PLAY: 3, 7, 2 RIYL: Mayer Hawthorne FCC: None LABEL: Rostrum


Ben Browning is a long-time member of CUT COPY. This solo album, TURNS, has an electronic rock vibe. FCC: none PLAY: 3, 1 LABEL: Yellow Year RIYL: Cut Copy


Alpine’s indie ambient rock vibes give you a nice chill listen in YUCK. FCC: 10 PLAY: 1, 3 RIYL: Grimes

do it live

Sonny Knight and the Lakers live album, “DO IT LIVE,” is full of soul rocking good times. FCC: none PLAY: 2, 5 LABEL: Secret Stash RIYL: Sharon Jones

american dreamer

Jeremy and the Harlequins, “AMERICAN DREAMER” is an album of straight up rock and roll. Hailing from NYC, they have a Buddy Holly old school sound. FCC: 2 PLAY: 8, 9 RIYL: Arctic Monkeys