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Photos: Beck Live on KCRW

Posted April 17, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 833 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

Tears were welling up in my eyes just one song into Beck’s live set for KCRW last night.
He started with “The Golden Age” off “Sea Change” then segued beautifully into three tracks from his new album “Morning Phase”, which is not only one of the best records of the year, but possibly one of his best overall. (It is also considered a companion to …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 04/14/2014

Posted April 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 120 views]
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Beck – “Morning Phase”
Morning Phase is the upcoming twelfth studio album by American musician.

2

War On Drugs
“Lost In The Dream”
Lost In The Dream is the third studio album by American indie rock band, set to release March 2014.

3

Eno & Hyde
“Someday World”
Someday World is the forthcoming collaboration album by British musician Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, of British electronic group Underworld.

4

De Lux
“Voyage”
Voyage is the 2014 Spring …

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Django Django Brings on Their Late Night Tales

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Django Django have followed up their stellar self-titled debut with a gloriously woozy mix for excellent UK mixtape purveyors Late Night Tales.
An eclectic trip through their record collection (and no doubt influences) the mix features tracks from Outkast, Map of Africa, The Beach Boys, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Harry Nilsson and hip-hop sample classic Bob James’ “Nautilus“.
The inspired mix additionally features a remarkably faithful (until it’s not) Django Django cover of The Monkees’ psychedelic …

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Photos: Beck Live on KCRW

Posted April 17, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 833 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

Tears were welling up in my eyes just one song into Beck’s live set for KCRW last night.
He started with “The Golden Age” off “Sea Change” then segued beautifully into three tracks from his new album “Morning Phase”, which is not only one of the best records of the year, but possibly one of his best overall. (It is also considered a companion to …

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Cage the Elephant Live on KCRW – “Telescope” Live Debut

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I feel like I take Cage the Elephant for granted.
They’re just about the nicest guys in rock music AND the most fun. They also write incredible songs.
This was their return visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic and MBE host Jason Bentley mentioned that we are watching them grow up before our eyes. It certainly feels that way.
When they were here in 2011, we compared them …

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Coachella 2014 — Review by DJ Anne Litt

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 500 views]
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I’m exhausted. I didn’t “train” enough this year for Coachella.
Seriously, the LA Marathon has nothing on 3 days of dust, heat, walking, music and art in the desert. I know. Poor me.
That said, I’m home safe and with a head full of sounds. Coachella is a feast for my senses every year and, for the past four, I’ve headed out for the annual SoCal …

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Photos: MGMT Live on KCRW

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by Jeremiah Garcia

MGMT’s latest release, their 3rd full length, was a self-titled album.
That is always a meaningful gesture for a band. But just what it means to Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser is anyone’s guess because trying to get a straight answer out of them is near impossible.
Equal parts playful, sarcastic, and genuinely oddball, the duo seem like unlikely rockstars who are still coping with their …

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KCRW’s Guide to Record Store Day 2014

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For the last 7 years, Record Store Day has been celebrated the third Saturday in April.
While digital formats serve their undeniable purpose, it’s the vinyl record that manages to fuse artifact with art.
The vinyl record was invented by Emile Berliner and first marketed in 1889 and is still collected 125 years later.And thus, Record Store Day carves out its niche on every calendar as …

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Artist You Should Know: James Tillman

Posted April 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 749 views]
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It’s been quite a while since I wrote something on our great blog
A few artists made me want to write something and I’d email blog editor Rachel to say “I am writing something for you”… then nothing.
Then something, someone… And I am now writing this to you.
I heard that something, that someone yesterday on the Soundcloud machine.
That someone is James Tillman. He is based …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 04/07/2014

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War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
Lost In The Dream is the third studio album by American indie rock band, set to release March 2014.

2

Beck
“Morning Phase”
Morning Phase is the upcoming twelfth studio album by American musician.

3

Mr. Little Jeans
“Pocketknife”
Pocketknife is the debut album from the Norway native aka Monica Birkenes.

4

Dan Croll
“Sweet Disarray”
Sweet Disarray is the debut studio album by the British recording artist.

5

Ray LaMontagne
“Supernova”
Supernova is …

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Cage the Elephant, Kelis, Bombay Bicycle Club and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Wednesday, April 16, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant blasted back with their third album and they’ll bring their high energy pop punk sound to our studio live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 17, North London’s Bombay Bicycle Club have an interesting, layered take on indie pop that is always enjoyable in a …

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