Articles from January 2012
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Emma Forrest got her start as a music journalist and segued into a career as a novelist/screenwriter. Her memoir “Your Voice in My Head”, released last year, was an impactful portrait of mental illness.
In her Guest DJ Project set, Emma’s wittiness and charm are on full display as she discusses the songs that have meaning to her, mostly because of their heartfelt lyrics.
The UK …
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Imperial Teen’s new album “Feel the Sound” is like that friend you have that gets along with everyone.
It’s an utterly likeable album of simple but well-crafted pop songs with great melodies. I listened to it twice within 24 hours and my favorites are “Don’t Know How You Do It” and “Out from Inside”. Undeniable catchiness.
Stream “Out from Inside”:
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Every once in a while Jason Bentley plays a song that prompts multiple calls to the station with people desperately seeking it out. That song this week is the RAC remix of Zee Avi’s “Concrete Wall”.
Stream “Concrete Wall” — RAC Remix
On this track, the Malaysian singer really stepped out of her comfort zone of softly sung songs accompanied by a gentle instrument like the …
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One of my all-time super favorites and Warp Records baton carrier Chris Clark surprised everyone recently by A) not only announcing that he’s got a brand new album, “Iradelphic” coming out in early April but B) giving away a FREE track off the record.
In preparation for his follow-up to 2009′s Totems Flare, Clark did a lot of field recording, used a wide range of …
We lovingly roasted Henry Rollins this weekend since he was traversing the globe during our annual Winter Pledge Drive. Not surprisingly, KCRW listeners have strong feelings about Henry and we asked them to record some of them. Here are our favorites:
KCRW’s Henry Rollins Roast by KCRW
Also, Henry writes a column for the LA Weekly and last week’s was one of my favorites. …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 6, Grammy Award-winning singer Shelby Lynne performed a solo acoustic set in the intimate setting of Apogee’s Berkeley St. Studios in front of a live audience early this yera. We’ll air this special concert – and her revealing interview with host Anne Litt — on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11 o’clock …
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Matthew Dear is a NY-based artist/producer we’ve supported throughout his career and with the announcement of an upcoming live date in LA, I wanted to share some of his new music.
“In The Middle (I Met You There” features the vocal talents of Jonny Pierce, singer for The Drums, who appeared on Morning Becomes Eclectic last year. It’s a catchy combination.
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From KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer:
I was running around a lot during the holidays and when I’m moving like that, it takes a bit more than usual to catch my attention, and that’s just what 17-year-old Archy Marshall, aka King Krule managed to do with his second EP, “The Noose of Jah City “. It’s out now on True Panther.
Formerly known as Zoo Kid (check …
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From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez:
It’s no secret that I am a big Sonnymoon fan. I remember playing songs from their self release that they gave away as a free download some years ago. I thought to myself “how can any band give this incredible music away for free?”.
Well, they’re doing it again with “Goddess”, off their new EP, which you can download here.
Now signed to …
As you probably already know, KCRW is in the midst of our Winter Pledge Drive and on Day 2 we have some extra incentive for Radiohead fans.
Anyone who donates during Morning Becomes Eclectic THIS morning (January 27, between 9am and noon) is automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Radiohead show at the Santa Barbara Bowl …