Russ Borris

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WFUV Presents: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sometimes there's as much beauty in the darkness as there is in the journey to the light. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers' new album, Angels & Ghosts, captures the hope inherent in the quest for something better. In their second collaboration together, Gahan and Soulsavers (Rich Machin and Ian ...


Songs We Love: Alessia Cara, 'Here'

Friday, May 22, 2015

Alessia Cara has had a successful YouTube page in the last couple years; it showcases the 18-year-old's live, mostly acoustic covers of songs by Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse and more. What's most striking about these videos is the strength of her voice ...


Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, 'Silent Movies'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ruth and Madisen Ward are a mother-and-son duo who go by the moniker Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear. They've been playing shows together in Kansas City for the last several years, but in recent months, fans have begun to take notice of their music on a larger scale.

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Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, 'To Keep And To Be Kept'

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Australian band Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders has quietly released a handful of albums, the latest of which is titled Playmates; it's due out in the U.S. on Feb. 24.

Ladder's voice has a dusky richness to it that rivals the likes of Nick Cave and Mark ...


First Listen Live: Alt-J, 'This Is All Yours'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A unique band with a sound that's hard to pin down, alt-J makes music that's electronic but somewhat folky; it's got elements of dub but isn't exactly danceable. At a time when it's difficult for musicians to set themselves apart, alt-J has created a truly fresh, unpredictable sound.

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The National: Falling For 'Graceless'

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seeing The National live in concert can be an intense and cathartic experience. Seeing the band play new songs in the cozy confines of The Cutting Room Studios takes that experience to a new level. The band is in fine form here, as it performs "Graceless," one of the ...


Phosphorescent: An Understated, Epic 'Song For Zula'

Saturday, April 27, 2013

As worked into the opening line of the brilliant "Song for Zula" by Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, the famous words "Love is a burning thing" set the scene for one of the best songs Houck has ever written.

Recalling the atmospheric nature of classic U2 ballads, "Song for Zula" ...