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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played

Posted March 31, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,032 views]

KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 03/29/2010
1 BROKEN BELLS == Broken Bells >> [Sony]
2 GORILLAZ == Plastic Beach >> [Virgin]
3 BONOBO == Black Sands >> [Ninja Tune]
4 SHE & HIM == Volume 2 >> [Merge]
5 ROGUE WAVE == Permalight >> [Brushfire]
6 XX == Xx >> [Xl]
7 LOCAL NATIVES == Gorilla Manor >> [Frenchkiss]
8 SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA == Rising Sun >> [Strut Records]

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Local Natives on MBE

Posted March 31, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,718 views]

It is no secret to anyone at KCRW – or anyone who knows me – that I’m a huge fan of the Local Natives. I saw them at the Silverlake Lounge over a year ago and, before I knew it, they were a huge success. They toured overseas, got signed in the UK, and are now on the road nonstop behind their debut U.S. …

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KCRW Live Track on New Rosanne Cash EP!

Posted March 31, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 7,068 views]

Rosanne Cash’s new EP, “Motherless Children,”will include a live version of “Sea of Heartbreak” recorded in KCRW’s studios during Morning Becomes Eclectic. The Hal David and Paul Hampton classic has been recorded by many, including her father Johnny Cash. Rosanne’s version, which features Bruce Springsteen on the record, was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.”
As a young …

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KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd on Jose James

Posted March 30, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,837 views]

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
I just call him The Man, but his momma calls him José James, so I guess you should too. He was born in Minneapolis, lived in New York for a while and now resides in London. Since his arrival on the international scene in 2008, vocalist James has consistently dazzled critics and audiences alike with his rich baritone voice and his …

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KCRW Presents First Fridays – Breakestra and Fitz & The Tantrums

Posted March 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,035 views]

The next event in the First Fridays series at the Natural History Museum features a night of soul and funk by two fantastic local bands. Check out Breakestra and Fitz and the Tantrums this Friday, April 2. Also, if you’re curious about the peculiar patterns of Southern California’s mountains, valleys, and coastlines, you can hear about how they were formed — one earthquake …

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Air on MBE

Posted March 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,746 views]

French electronica duo Air have been touring behind their new album “Love 2″ and returned to Morning Becomes Eclectic following a sold out show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. They performed older favorites like “Sexy Boy” as well as new material like “Do the Joy” and “Missing the Light of the Day.”
Enjoy the full performance here

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Album Preview: New Solo Album from Jónsi (Sigur Ros)

Posted March 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,808 views]

When Sigur Rós frontman Jón Thor Birgisson embarked on putting together “Go,” his first solo album, he envisioned a record that would provide a home for some of the songs he’d written over the years that were never quite right for the band.  Jónsi originally imagined it would be a quiet, acoustic album but the final collection of songs is anything but.   It’s …

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Upcoming on MBE and KCRW Presents

Posted March 26, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,218 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 29, The French duo Air return to KCRW studios after a highly anticipated evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform songs from their latest release “Love 2″ on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, March 31, Silverlake’s Local Natives have caught the ears of many KCRW deejays with their catchy …

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Floria Sigismondi is Our Guest DJ

Posted March 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,518 views]

Floria Sigismondi conquered the world of music videos (Sigur Ros, White Stripes) before writing and directing her first feature film, “The Runaways.” In her Guest DJ set, she shares the “raw power” of her club-hopping youth, the song that introduced her to her husband, as well as a track that was a video director’s dream – a “clean palette” for her creativity.
The way she …

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