Cabin Fever

Like disco fever, but in the woods.

A folk rock music blog and companion radio show on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, CA.

Cabin Fever is back on the air Thursday mornings from 6 to 8 AM PST! Listen locally on the radio or stream live from around the world via

Call (949) 824-5824 during the show for requests or send me a message to recommend stuff, ask questions, or get more contact info!

Playlists and new music spotlights posted weekly. All mp3s are sample tracks from the artists and record labels and should not be downloaded in lieu of supporting the musicians by purchasing music.

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June 13th
6:46 AM

Streaming folk live 6-8am at… tune in to Cabin Fever!

May 23rd
6:05 AM

On the radio! Stream it live through iTunes on

May 16th
6:44 AM

Streaming to iTunes at until 8am PST! Next set: Mount Eerie, Adios Ghost, Oliver Wilde, Wilsen.

May 9th
7:15 AM

On the air now! Got some Blank Tapes, Ducktails, Akron/Family, Y La Bamba lined up….

Leave a request in my Ask box or call (949) 824-5824!

May 5th
11:18 PM

Playlist 5-02

The Finches - OLA - Human Like A House
Whetherman - Why Pretend - Streams and Pastures*
Ivan & Alyosha - Running for Cover - All the Times We Had*

Low - Waiting - The Invisible Way*
Button Willow Locomotive - Hope It Runs - Hope It Runs*
So Many Wizards - Best Friends - Inner City/Best Friends 7”

Quiet Hounds - I Get Up - The Muse*
Opus Orange - Out of the Shadows - “Mile… Mile And A Half” Original Soundtrack (image)*
Lavender Diamond - I Don’t Recall - Incorruptible Heart
Smith Westerns - Varsity - Soft Will*

Dump - Wanted Man - I Can Hear Music*
Shakey Graves - Roll the Bones - Roll the Bones
Sera Cahoone - Deer Creek Canyon - Deer Creek Canyon

The Everywheres - Someone DIsappeared - Someone Disappeared
Paper Bird - As I Am - Rooms
Smoke Signals - Falling to Pieces - Smoke Signals

Ski Lodge - Just to be Like You
Cub Scouts - Do You Hear - Do You Hear

Julian Lynch - Terra - Terra
Valerie June - On Your Mind
Laura Marling - Master Hunter - Once I Was An Eagle*

May 2nd
7:10 AM

badcardigan asked:

thankyou for following! and playing our song it really means a lot!

Of course— great stuff! :)

April 29th
7:48 PM

Support underground radio!

Hi, folk rock friends! If you’re reading this, it’s because you care about the spirit of underground music. Maybe you’re a musician who plays shoebox shows and puts albums on Bandcamp; maybe you just like running into new songs. As an independent radio station, KUCI helps sustain a model of music-making that has room for chance encounters, local and global. If you can kick in $35 dollars to help out our station, you will be supporting an entire ecosystem! And you can get some pretty cool stuff. For that minimum pledge, we’ll send you a KUCI t-shirt (we can match) or an album of your choice. The next level ($50) can get you one of each, or concert tickets! If you can’t make a pledge level, any amount helps. Donate online by clicking that banner or by calling (949) 824-5824.

Here’s a quick list of premiums that you’d like if you like Cabin Fever:


1,2,3 - New Heaven
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Azure Ray - Drawing Down the Moon
City and Color - Little Hell
Dr. Dog - 10 Dr. Dog Songs, For You
Vetiver - The Errant Charm
YACHT - Shangri-La
Wilco - You Never Know
Fruit Bats - Tripper

Twin Shadow with Elliphant, Touche  6/29 
Boxer Rebellion and Fossil Collective 6/7
of Montreal and Wild Moccasins*
Morrissey’s 54th Unhappy Birthday Celebration*
Black Flag at the Observatory*
They Might Be Giants at House of Blues 6/15

*Forgot to look up the dates for these… call and find out! 


April 21st
3:45 PM

Soledad Velez - Wild Fishing

Bandcamp Pick of the Week

Soledad Vélez and Jesús de Santos play strange, echoing, full-bodied folk songs with simple incantations of lyrics. RIYL Thao Nguyen, Josephine Foster, Timber Timbre. 

1:11 PM

Playlist 4-18


*Low - Amythest - The Invisible Way
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo - On a Winter’s Day - Photos.Fires.Fables
*Whetherman - Birch Tree - Streams and Pastures
*Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses) - The Low Highway - The Low Highway

*The Cave Singers - No Tomorrows - Naomi
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Almond-Colored Sheets - Mammoth Swoon
Alex Calder - Suki & Me - Time
*Junip - Your Life, Your Call - Junip

*Afternoon Talk - Island - Island
*The Cedars - Ten-Gallon Mile - Little Copper Still
Conner Youngblood - Proportions - Sketches pt 2
Bad Cardigan - Complexity - online

*Army Navy - Pickle - Pickle
Veronica Falls - Found Love in a Graveyard - live on KEXP
*Widowspeak - Ballad of the Golden Hour - Almanac
*Futurebirds - Virginia Slims - Baba Yaga

*Waxahatchee - Brother Bryan - Cerulean Salt
Rachel Hillary - Whisky Tilt - Get thee to a nunnery
*Soledad Velez - Black Light in the Forest - Wild Fishing
Download this sample track and buy the album on Bandcamp
*Alessi’s Art - Tin Smithing - The Still LIfe
St Paul and the Broken Bones - Broken Bones and Picket Change - Greetings from St Paul and the Broken Bones

Zomes - Cave Mountain Stream - Time Was

Jamie N Commons - Rumble and Sway - Rumble and Sway
Download this sample track and buy the album on iTunes
The Walkmen - Postcards from Tiny Islands - You and Me
*The Laurels - Manic Sunday - Plains
Patrick Watson - Into Giants - Into GIants

*Thao and the Get Down Stay Down - We Don’t Call - We the Common
Trails and Ways - Miracle (Ghost Beach cover)

April 18th
7:05 AM

Hope For the Heart

by Rachel Hillary


Hope for the heart
by Rachel Hillary

Fairy folk and whiskey tricks

(via tobiastheowl)

6:11 AM

Cabin Fever is on now!

Folk rock until 8am PST! Stream the show live through iTunes at or tune in to 88.9FM Irvine, CA. 

April 13th
3:34 PM


The title track off of our April 19th EP release! Stay tuned!

March 19th
8:05 PM

Julian Lynch - Lines

Simple drones that spin out into guitar melodies and choruses of woodwind. Folk music through the kaleidoscope of psychedelic rock.  Out April 23 on Underwater Peoples. 

7:33 PM

Twin Chimney | Brendan Codey
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Twin Chimney | Brendan Codey

March 13th
5:43 PM

Suburban Outfitters 2-27

Hello! I subbed Suburban Outfitters a few weeks ago; here’s what I played!

The Cave Singers - Have to Pretend - Naomi***
Blank Tapes - Coast to Coast - Vacation***
Pure X - Things in my Head - Crawling Up the Stairs
Bergen - Wakeup - Bergen***

La Luz - Sure as Spring - Damp Face***
Tiger Waves - Fields - A Smirk & a Smile***
Tiger Waves - A Smirk & A Smile - A Smirk & a Smile***
Kurt Vile - Wakin’ on a Pretty Day - Wakin on a Pretty Daze***

Laurelin Kruse - Jupiter - Winter in Mind***
Les Hay Babies - Obsedee - album? ***
Luke Winslow-King - As April is to May - Old/New Baby

Ivan & Alyosha - Don’t Wanna Die Anymore - Album 3 Demos (Cabin Sessions)
Guy Fox - San Francisco - San Francisco
siskiyou - We All Make the Flowers Grow (Lee Hazelwood cover)
Mount Moriah - Bright Light - Miracle Temple***

Junip - Line of Fire - Junip***
Fossil Collective - Under My Arrest - Tell Where I Lie
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - We the Common - We the Common***
Paleo - The King James Fakebook - A View of the Sky

Sam Amidon - My Old Friend - Bright Sunny South
The Good Field - Tell Em Ida
Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile - Pedestrian Verse***
Gracie - Habits - Bleeder
Foxygen - In the Darkness - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic***

Wooden Wand - Supermoon - Blood Oaths of New Blues
Toro y Moi - Dead Pontoon - June 2009
Wickerbird - Hollow - The Westering**