Emmy The Great: TAS In Session

Singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, who records as Emmy the Great, has been nomadic of late, drifting between her longtime home base of London, her native Hong Kong, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other locales. That peripatetic spirit has informed the new songs for her forthcoming third album and her new EP, called S. She recently came by FUV's Studio A (accompanied by her brother as a handy backup band!) and discussed the impact of her romantic travails on her songwriting, life living out of a suitcase, the progress of her third album, and much more. Watch videos of Emmy the Great playing live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 27, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

 

Two Gallants: TAS In Session

San Francisco-based Two Gallants is the duo of childhood friends Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel.  With Stephens handling vocals and guitar and Vogel behind the drum kit, the pair create a tight mix of blues, folk, country, and garage rock. Even after 13 years together, Two Gallants continue to push the boundaries of what a duo can accomplish. The band's fifth album, We Are Undone, is possibly their heaviest outing yet, sonically and thematically.  Watch videos of Two Gallants in Studio A, listen to their session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 20, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

The 2 Bears: TAS In Session

Euphoric in sound and scope, The 2 Bears' sophomore album,The Night Is Young, picks up seamlessly from where the duo's 2012 debut, Be Strong, left off. Joe Goddard, a core member of Hot Chip, and Raf Rundell released a first album that brimmed with rapturous, intelligent house music.  For the second album,The 2 Bears still found inspiration in their vast record collections, their sociopolitical concerns, and their observations on fatherhood and family. Watch videos of The 2 Bears' special acoustic performance in Studio A, listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 13, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

Christopher Owens: TAS In Session

We first became aware of the talents of Christopher Owens a few years ago through his band Girls. Their full-length debut was simply titled Album and the dreamy songs on it recalled warm and hazy California pop. Girls went on to release one more full-length album and an EP before breaking up in 2012. Without wasting much time at all, Owens got straight to work and released his solo debut, Lysandre, a year later. Incredibly, he has already made his second solo album, A New Testament. Watch Christopher Owens performing live in Studio A and listen to his session via the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 6, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Wolf Alice: TAS In Session

At Wolf Alice's gig at Mercury Lounge in late January, the venue was jam-packed for this canny north London quartet with a knack for songs that teeter between stormy lashings and tender idylls. On the basis of two very impressive EPs released over the last two years, Blush (2013) and Creature Songs (2014), Wolf Alice has made ambitious strides, graduating from tiny Camden Town club gigs to behemoth festivals like Glastonbury. The band's debut album, My Love Is Cool, will be released on June 23. Watch Wolf Alice's set in Studio A and listen to the entire session and interview now in the FUV Vault.

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