Tag Archives: Rock

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 […]

Stoop Kids – Already Out of Time

Already Out of Time lies somewhere between rock and hip-hop, with strong hints of jazz. This Stoop Kids album features full instrumentation including live drums (as well as some break beats…maybe), guitar, horns, and bass. Its a real upbeat record and sounds like they had a ton of fun making it. The songs that are […]

WRUV15 Feb Rock Mix 2


Lovely acoustic folk-rock; a buoyed wobble of upright bass and pretty noises of scraping strings. A majority of the tracks, at their core, are just Perkins and his guitar, but with so much glimmering noise and percussive ruckus around the fringes that they feel like a dream. It’s the soundtrack to those old VHS home […]

D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah

After a 14 year hiatus, D’Angelo is back with the wonderful Black Messiah. D and the Vanguard combine rock, funk, and soul with a retro, analog production sound. The feel of the album is pleasantly unpredictable with floating horns and layered vocals drifting in and out of musical sequences. D’Angelo’s smooth falsetto is as soulful […]

girls in peacetime want to dance

Belle & Sebastian are back with another studio album – girls in peacetime want to dance – on matador records. Classic B&S sound, you will love it if you like the indie, light hooks, and lovey lyrics. PLAY: 7, 3, 11 FCC: None ##

WRUV January Rock Singles – 2015

WRUV January Rock Singles – 2015 1. Belle & Sebastian – The Party Line [matador] 2. Andy Shauf – You’re Out Wasting [tender loving empire/party damage] 3. Tuxedo – Number One [mayer hawthorne & jake one] [stones throw] 4. JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll [rounder] 5. Buxton – Icebreaker [New West Records] 6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Little Boys With Shiny […]

Gravenhurst – Flashlight Seasons, Black Holes in the Sand & Offerings (Warp)

This album is a re-release of two past albums as well as a bonus CD of unreleased material. Really lovely vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar melodies break through a hazy, hypnotizing, and almost post-apocalyptic background on the first disc. Most of the songs are slow moving with ambient textures and folky guitar arpeggios. The second […]

WRUV Rock Singles November 2014

WRUV Rock Singles November 2014 1. Ok Go – I Wont Let You Down [Paracadute] 2. Thurston Moore – The Best Day [Matador] 3. From Indian Lakes – Am I Alive [Triple Crown] 4. TEAM – I Like It [Field Day] 5. Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends [sub pop] 6. The Decemberists – Make You Better [capitol[ 7. Saint Saviour – Let It Go [Surface Area] 8. Flight Facilities […]

Down to Earth

Flight Facilities have a new one, DOWN TO EARTH, featuring their electro pop mellow vibes. They sort of started this nu-disco vibe a few years back and this album sticks with it. FCC: none PLAY: 2, 3, 8 RIYL: Caribou, Glass Animals LABEL: Glassnote ##

The Best Day

Thurston Moore’s new solo album THE BEST DAY is in the studio, with his classic ballads & guitar thrashing. He was the lead singer for SONIC YOUTH & the first album he has done since 2010, so you know this is gonna be good. FCC: none PLAY: 4, 8, 1 RIYL: Sonic Youth LABEL: Matador […]

Minus the Bear – Lost Loves (Dangerbird Records)

Minus the Bear hits 10 years this year, so it is time for a rarities and b-sides record, right? That is what LOST LOVES is and it is sure to please all the mellow indie rock fans out there. FCC: None PLAY: 6, 1, 2 RIYL: Maps & Atlases ##

Bring us Together

Asteroids Galaxy Tour is back with another psch-soul-funky album – “BRING US TOGETHER.”  This band is from the UK and they know how to pop, rock, and funk their way through a record. Totally worth giving a spin. FCC: none PLAY: 2, 3, 7 LABEL: Hot Bus/Rough Trade RIYL: Ting Tings

This is all yours

Alt-J is back with their sophmore album – “THIS IS ALL YOURS” – and it picks up right where they left off. A very introspective album, the record reflects on travel and life on the road by this trio of a band. FCC: None PLAY: #5, 11 or 8 LABEL: Atlantic/Canvasback RIYL: The xx, Bear […]

Working Class Hero-Georgie Jessup and Big Love

Georgie’s music may be considered “Native Heart” as she has spiritual paths that celebrate traditional Lakota values and her Rock music expresses it.

August 2014 – Rock Singles Mix

August 2014 – Rock Singles Mix 1. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Radio Edit) [merge] 2. Mausi – My Friend Has a Swimming Pool [sony] 3. Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never [(Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS Recordings) 4. The Relatives – Don’t Let Me Fall (Ever-Soul/Daptone) 5. Got A Girl – There’s A Revolution [self] 6. […]