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KCRW Exclusive: Ben Watt’s “Hendra” – Live from London

Posted November 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 496 views]
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Sneakily Ben Watt has become one of the great Renaissance men of the new millennium.
Best known for his long-time collaboration with spouse Tracey Thorn in Everything But the Girl, Watt has also worked as a solo artist, a club and radio DJ, the head of a record label (Buzzin’ Fly, whose latest release is a new remix EP of tracks from his 2014 album, …

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Fandom: The Mountain Goats on Christine Fellows

Posted November 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 272 views]
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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle stopped by KCRW to record an episode of Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt around his acclaimed book Wolf In White Van: A Novel.
I asked him to recommend an artist he loves that people might not know as part of our FANDOM series and he immediately mentioned Cristine Fellows.
She happens to be the wife of The Weakerthans’ lead singer John K. …

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KCRW Exclusive: Ben Watt’s “Hendra” – Live from London

Posted November 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 496 views]
Ben Watt by Edward Bishop

Sneakily Ben Watt has become one of the great Renaissance men of the new millennium.
Best known for his long-time collaboration with spouse Tracey Thorn in Everything But the Girl, Watt has also worked as a solo artist, a club and radio DJ, the head of a record label (Buzzin’ Fly, whose latest release is a new remix EP of tracks from his 2014 album, …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 11/17/2014

Posted November 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 299 views]
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1.) TV On The Radio — “Seeds”
2.) Caribou — “Our Love”
3.) The New Pornographers — “Brill Bruisers”
4.) Borns — “10,00 Emerald Pools”
5.) Belle & Sebastian — “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance”

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M. Ward Covers David Bowie: “Let’s Dance”

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 443 views]
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M. Ward is one of those incredible yet understated artists that has accomplished so much but is never flashy about it.
He’s collaborated on some great projects, including with Zooey Deschanel on She & Him. They have a new album, “Classics”, which is streaming now as part of our Album Preview series, but I wanted to flash back to some of his solo work.
Matt appeared on …

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KCRW Video Premiere: Atmosphere – “Fortunate”

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,154 views]
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Generally speaking, the state of the music industry is in critical condition.
The industry’s award winning “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” is a blonde Australian girl. Even with people curiously buying vinyl again, album sales are at an all time low.
After 25 years of grinding, Minneapolis’ underground hip-hop kings, Atmosphere have proven against all odds, that survival (and relevance) in (or outside) the game is absolutely possible, if not …

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The Ultimate 60′s French Pop Playlist from Kari Byron

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,156 views]
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Kari Byron is best known as one of the hosts on “Myth Busters”, as well as the Science Channel’s “Head Rush”. This week she joins us as our Guest DJ (listen here!!) and we learned that she is an aficionado of French pop so we asked her to create a playlist for us.

“Remember Simone from PeeWee’s Big Adventure? I feel like a crazy francophile …

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Mariachi El Bronx, Trentemoller and More on KCRW This Week

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 291 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, November 24, Rockers The Bronx bring back their alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx, for a live set recorded at Sonos Studio. They stir up the ethnic flavor of LA in their catchy tunes. Hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at11:15am.
Wednesday, November 26, Danish electronic artist Trentemoller brings a cinematic tone to Morning Becomes Eclectic …

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The New Basement Tapes; Video and Interview With Anne Litt

Posted November 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 634 views]
The New Basement Tapes by Paul Moore. (From L to R: Taylor Goldsmith, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Anne Litt, Rhiannon Giddens, Jim James.)

For the uninitiated, The New Basement Tapes are a newly formed, one-off group of artists brought together by the legendary producer T Bone Burnett after he was personally given a box of lyrics written by Bob Dylan.
The lyrics came from a major writing session in 1967 , when Dylan invited some fellow musicians (who later became The Band) to upstate New York for some …

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VIDEO: Portable’s sublime “Surrender”

Posted November 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 552 views]
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South African producer Alan Abrahams produces exciting variations of Techno/Machine Funk/House under several monikers.
As Portable, Abrahams released pretty heady House Music with a distinctly European leaning on Sud, Background and Live at Robert Johnson labels and intermittently Abrahams releases work as Bodycode via Spectral Sound in the US.
These distinctions between projects though notable are negligible as it’s literally “all good” as they say.
For the first time in a couple of years, Abrahams …

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Digitalism Live on KCRW: Second Chance

Posted November 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 487 views]
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Digitalism recently made their Morning Become Eclectic debut and while the title track of their latest release “Second Chance” was clearly a highlight, longtime fans will appreciate their remix of Riton’s “I Need Your Love” as well as “Zdarlight” from their debut album, and another early favorite “Pogo”.

Host Jason Bentley mentioned how the German duo first came on the scene when a “hard …

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