Tag Archives: Rock

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

slow gum

Fraser Gorman’s new album SLOW GUM has an Americana rock meets country meets Australia (he is friends with Courtney Barnett). FCC: none PLAY: 4, 5, 7 LABEL: Milk! RIYL: Ed Sheeran


F.F.S. is a supergroup of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. Their combination creates a cheeky power-pop new wave rock sound. FCC: none LABEL: domino RIYL: Belle & Sebastian PLAY: 1, 2, 12

WRUV15 June Rock Singles Mix

WRUV15 June Rock Singles Mix 1. The Deslondes – Those Were (Could’ve Been) The Days [new west] 2. Elohim – She Talks Too Much [Juno Records] 3. DISCLOSURE – Holding On (feat. Gregory Porter) [capitol] 4. Fdel – How Lucky Am I (feat. Lyrics Born) [self] 5. Tourist – Holding On feat Josef Salvat & Niia (Braxton Remix) [polydor] 6. Bird and the Bee […]

before we forgot how to dream

SOAK is an 18 year old Irish teen with a voice like young Bob Dylan. She is basically indie angsty folk rock. Totally worth a listen. FCC: none PLAY: 1, 2, 4 RIYL: Lykke Li ##

live at carnegie hall

RYAN ADAMS played carnegie hall and this is an EP of the full double disc live album he recorded while doing it. Very stripped down, very angsty in only the way Ryan Adams can be. FCC: nearly all of them, be careful. 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 PLAY: 1, 2 RIYL: Wilco, Tweedy ##


THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS made “Glean” one song at a time – sort of. For the last few months, fans could call in to hear a new song, once a week. Kind of cool way to get back at it. They won grammys y’all, take a listen to indie rock’s grand daddies. FCC: none PLAY: […]

SWERVEDRIVER – I wasn’t born to lose you

90’s indie/shoegaze/distortion band swervedriver is back with their first album in 15+ years. More poppy than other 90s ‘gazers, not so obscured by waves of sparkly haze. Easy colorful reverie if you’re into that kind of thing. Leans more toward the dreamy side than the furious umph of their past. Play: 1, 2, 4 fcc: […]


Death Cab for Cutie (DCFC) is finally back with “kintsugi” and they sounds JUST like last time (good or bad?). First record since Chris Walla quit (the founder). Check out the rockin angsty indie sound. FCC: none PLAY: 2, 1 RIYL: modest mouse LABEL: Altantic ##

The Scene Between

The GO! Team’s new “the scene between” is a long overdue return record, featuring guest artists from around the world. A rock album, with an international feel. FCC: none PLAY: 2, 6 RIYL: cults, grimes LABEL: MI ##

WRUV 2015 Rock Singles – April

WRUV 2015 Rock Singles – April 1. Zero 7 – Last Light feat Jose Gonzalez [Make / Kobalt] 2. Big Harp – It’s A Shame [Fat Possum] 3. They Might Be Giants – Answer [Megaforce] 4. JD McPherson – Head Over Heels [rounder] 5. Jessie Baylin – Creepers (Young Love) [verve forecast] 6. San Cisco – Run [fat possum] 7. Tuxedo – Do It [stones throw] 8. Passion […]