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RIP Bill Doss (Olivia Tremor Control/Elephant 6 Collective)

Posted July 31, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 6,763 views]
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My day was meant to start with a couple of hours of work on my new website, continue with the usual routine of dog walks and errands, then end around 8 P.M. in an entirely unspectacular fashion.
Instead, I’m still sitting in my office, writing this.
I saw first saw the tweet from Stereogum: “Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control Has Passed Away.”
I’m still having …

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Woolfy VS Projections: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 31, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 3,072 views]

Beardo disco dude Woolfy is a local scene stalwart. Since the late 90s Simon James has been one of the pioneers of the underground disco movement since it’s nascent years when Rong and DFA were boutique labels putting out weirdo disco and no wave before dance-punk was hipster de rigeur.
A walking, talking argument for quality versus quantity, Woolfy doesn’t have a discography typical of …

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Designer Jonathan Adler is Our Guest DJ

Posted July 31, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 8,414 views]

Driving down Melrose Avenue in LA, I’ve always noticed the Jonathan Adler store, bright colors catching my eye. The designer’s manifesto is “minimalism is a bummer” and his Guest DJ set was just as lively as his work.
Adler got his start as a potter, working seven days a week in his studio listening to music. For the Guest DJ Project, tells us how Grace …

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New Chapel Club – Download Sleep Alone

Posted July 30, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 3,557 views]
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There are times we set our sights on a band here at KCRW and are somewhat shocked when they don’t get the wider attention we think they deserve. A couple years ago a UK band called Chapel Club released an EP followed by an excellent debut full length. We were all over it.  It was sensual, melancholic atmospheric indie rock with some songs topping …

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thenewno2, Real Estate, Alt-J, Beachwood Sparks and More on KCRW

Posted July 30, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 7,918 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Tuesday, July 31, Dhani Harrison debuts new songs from the musical collective he founded, thenewno2. They played a session for us in front of a live audience – their FIRST show behind their new album – at Apogee’s Berkeley St Studios. You can hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, August 1, Real …

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Oren Lyons: Local Band We Love

Posted July 27, 2012 by | 39 Comments | 180,995 views]
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(Editor’s Note: This band is now called Kan Wakan!)
It’s rare that Jason Bentley will play a single track every day for a week on Morning Becomes Eclectic, but the track “Forever Found” by LA- band Oren Lyons has earned that distinction.
When the song begins, it sounds like a piece of orchestral music until the drums kick in and all of the sudden you’re sent …

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DIIV: Playing on Prefix

Posted July 27, 2012 by | 6 Comments | 7,355 views]

Playing on Prefix is a feature on KCRW’s Music Blog in which writers from the eclectic music site Prefix hip you to what’s coming out of their computer speakers each week
Beach Fossils guitarist Zachary Cole Smith named his new band Dive because liked the Nirvana song “Dive”; plus, everyone in the band is a water sign and it seemed to make sense.
Then he changed …

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Goapele Guest DJ Set on KCRW

Posted July 27, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 10,600 views]

San Francisco-based soul singer Goapele joined Garth Trinidad last night for a Guest DJ set to celebrate her upcoming role in “Sparkle”, which she called a “childhood fantasy come true”.
It’s a remake of the 1976 film about three singing sisters who form a girl group. The new version takes place in Detroit in the 1960s during the Motown era. (The film was choreographed by …

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DIANA: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 26, 2012 by | 8 Comments | 8,020 views]

Riding a wave of superchill gossamer reverb, Toronto’s DIANA (which includes members of Destroyer’s band) has finished recording an album, but in advance of it’s release they’ve released a dreamy single that recalls aspects of Nite Jewel and Toro Y Moi while doing it’s own new romantic thing.
“Born Again” skitters with lo-fi drama while simultaneously delivering a crisp neon 80s vibe that would fit …

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Yuna Live on KCRW: Live Your Life

Posted July 26, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 8,828 views]
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Malaysian singer Yuna has a beautiful voice so I’m very glad she decided to pursue a music career instead of becoming a lawyer. Yep, she was in law school when she started hanging out with a bunch of musicians and realized that making music was a lot more fun.
She learned to speak English listening to American bands like No Doubt (she also names Feist …

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