The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 5.29 – 6.2.17

This week Today’s Top Tune turns to LA collective Ozomatli for a fun version of La Bamba. We get ahead of the curve with an exclusive Brazilian Girls tune. Japanese artist Cornelius is back in the fold with new work. Troubadour James Vincent McMorrow plays by his own rules. ​And new work from our beloved Grizzly Bear
 

​​Monday, May 29, Cornelius If You’re Here from Mellow Waves

Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada goes by the creative alter ego of Cornelius and has been a sought after producer/remixer for a wide variety of artists including Beck, Blur and even James Brown.You might not know of him because his last album came out over 10 years ago. We can correct that with a new down-tempo song sung in his native tongue. It’s called If You’re Here.

Tuesday, May 30, Ozomatli La Bamba from Non Stop Mexico Jamaica

Honoring their 21st anniversary, Ozomatli cover hits from the classic songbook of Mexico with songs like Besame Mucho and invite artists like Herb Albert, Juanes and Gaby Moreno to record with them. We focus on a gorgeous version of La Bamba which features Kyle McDonald from Slightly Stoopid.

Wednesday, May 31, James Vincent McMorrow the title track from True Care

James Vincent McMorrow is no longer compelled by the normal album cycle of making an album, releasing it and touring for a year and a half. 

J​ust a handful of months after his last album dropped he was ready to record True Care in order to play it live while it still felt fresh to him as it will be to those hearing it for the first time. We offer the title track.

This July, Brazilian Girls will release their first single Pirates with the promise of a full album sometime in the fall.This international outfit have granted KCRW a download of the song for our listeners. Enjoy!

 
The songs on Grizzly Bear’s new album came about in an organic way, via remote writing trips and a retreat into the same NY studio where they recorded Veckatimest. The mojo was set and the magic delivered. Today’s Top Tune is Mourning Sound.