Articles from February 2012
KCRW Exclusive, Video »
Diego Garcia was one of the most played artists on KCRW last year and one of our favorite songs from his solo debut was “Separate Lives”.
We’re happy to premiere a video for the track, which was filmed on the rooftop of the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA.
If you don’t have tickets to his sold out show this Saturday at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, check out …
Guest Dj Project »
Top Chef has been one of my favorite TV shows since the very first season. And since I’ve been welcoming Tom Colicchio into my home for so long, there was definitely a part of me that feels like I “know” him. But only in the way you can “know” a TV star.
Through his Guest DJ Project set, I got to know him as a …
Morning Becomes Eclectic, Video »
Tattooed hand grasping the microphone, Mark Lanegan lets loose on this highlight from his new album “Blues Funeral”, his first solo effort since 2004. It’s a dark, menacing, bluesy excursion led by his unmistakable voice.
The entire set is slightly sinister and full of haunting imagery — not for the faint of heart. Whether you’re a fan from his work with Queens of the Stone …
Best New Music, mp3 Stream, Uncategorized »
A number of years back Brooklyn’s Tanlines came out with a brilliant single for The Fader magazine called “SAW” which immediately caught bloggish attention and had me scrambling throughout the Internets for more of whatever material they had. Soon after, they released an EP titled “Settings” on True Panther. Although they had a similar “tone” as Memory Tapes, Washed Out, and Toro Y Moi, …
Top 50 Playlists »
KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 2/27/2012
1 BONOBO == Black Sands Remixed >> [Ninja Tune]
2 SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS == Ghostory >> [Vagrant]
3 SHIGETO == Lineage >> [Ghostly Int'l]
4 FIELD MUSIC == Plumb >> [Memphis Industries]
5 BOSSA JAZZ COMPILATION == Bossa Jazz >> [Soul Jazz]
6 FIELDS, LEE & THE EXPRESSIONS == Faithful Man >> [Truth & Soul]
7 BAYLIN, JESSIE …
Jason threw in a gem during Morning Becomes Eclectic today that I had to share in video form.
It’s Sonic Youth‘s cover of The Carpenters’ track “Superstar” and he nestled it between Beck’s cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “I’ll Be Your Mirror” and The Rolling Stones‘ “She’s a Rainbow“, topping off the set with MGMT’s “Song For Dan Treacy”, which was a highlight of their …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
Cate Le Bon has been this almost mythical creature to me with an otherworldly voice and songs that evoke the late ‘60s but have their own strange vibe. Strange in a good way.
I’ve learned a few things about her along the way: She’s Welsh (but prefers to sing in English cause Welsh is a “tricky language”). She loves horses. She writes her music in …
mp3 Stream, Uncategorized »
Over the weekend, the KCRW Music Blog took a trip to the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for a SOLD OUT “Trip to the Moon.”
That is a screening of Georges Meliés‘ completely spectacular 1902 classic film (and first international sci-fi blockbuster actually,) “Le Voyage Dans La Lune.” Between all the Oscar buzz for Hugo and a brand new album by AIR which is inspired …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 27, Cate Le Bon writes her songs in the dark. We’ve been fascinated by the quirky Welsh singer and are thrilled to welcome her for a live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic and let her shine at 11:15am.
Fri, March 9, Denmark’s Choir of Young Believers have moved from reverb-drenched orchestral work to …
Guest Dj Project »
Director Mike Mills got his start in the world of music. He was a skate punk from Santa Barbara whose life was forever altered by punk bands like The Damned and went on to design album covers and promo material for the Beastie Boys, Beck, Sonic Youth, Air and many more. (Air even named the fifth song on their album Talkie Walkie after Mills.)