Articles from January 2013
Featured, Morning Becomes Eclectic »
When Richard Thompson rolls into a studio, any guitarist in sight will feel the tug of his talent and try to get as close as possible.
Yesterday we featured his trio at the Village Studios and even though I was completely aware that he had a trio and not a four piece, for a moment I was convinced there was another guitarist in the room …
Album Preview, Best New Music, Featured »
We declared Jenny O a Local Band we Love two the years ago on the basis of her sassy, groovy, and uber catchy track “Well OK Honey”.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting new material and we’re thrilled to be featuring her new debut full length “Automechanic” streaming in FULL as part of our Album Preview series this week. It’s a KCRW exclusive!
As Music Librarian Eric J …
In a few short years House producer Mano Le Tough (nee Niall Mannion) has gone from relative obscurity in a small seaside village in Ireland to DJing some of the world’s most exclusive clubs, releasing a handful of gorgeous EPs on labels run by dance music’s elite and remixing artists like Aloe Blacc, Midnight Magic and Roisin Murphy.
Artists Prins Thomas, Tensnake and Ben Watt …
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Being “brave” is a compliment that rarely gets thrown around when describing Scandinavian synth-pop bands. But like a chopped onion from the Swedish Chef himself, there it flew. During their interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic, host
Jason Bentley complimented the tandem of Malin Dahlstrom & Gustaf Karlof for being brave and committed during their performance at a stripped down and raw venue of SXSW two …
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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 1/29/13
1 TORO Y MOI == Anything In Return >> [Carpark]
2 JAMES, JOSE == No Beginning No End >> [Blue Note]
3 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA == Ii >> [Jagjaguwar]
4 NOSAJ THING == Home >> [Innovative Leisure]
5 PILLOWFIGHT == Pillowfight >> [Bulk]
6 JUNIP == Line Of Fire >> [Mute]
7 DJ NU-MARK == Broken Sunlight – Sampler >> …
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum are without question one of my most most favoritest events in Los Angeles.
Drinking and listening to good music in the halls surrounded by antelope, T.Rex and the elephants is one of the trippiest, best nights out you can have in the City of Angels.
Next First Friday (on Feb 1st) is no exception as the Natural History Museum …
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It feels like a lifetime ago when John Hodgman was a literary agent. It is hard to remember a time when he was anything other than a famous minor television personality, a resident expert, an author, a humorist, and a deranged millionaire. Now he is all of those things to us, and more.
What Hodgman is more than anything is an inspiration to anyone that …
The Aussies have truly mastered the art of great pop songs. This weekend I threw on an album from a band called Alpine. I knew absolutely nothing about them, but sweet as honey vocals from frontwomen Phoebe Baker and Lou James, hypnotic rhythms and catchy beats made me an immediate fan.
When I got halfway through the album, I discovered my favorite gem yet, “Seeing …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
Top 10 Most Played Bands on MBE
1.) Cold War Kids – Dear Miss Lonely Hearts (Downtown Records)
2.) Dom La Nena – Ela (Six Degrees)
3.) Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse (Canvasback/ Atlantic)
4.) Jessie Ware – Devotion (Interscope)
5.) Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark Records)
6.) Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (Jagjaguwar)
7.) Cayucas – Cayucas (Secretly Canadian)
8.) Jose James – No Beginning, No End (Blue …
Featured, Metropolis, mp3 Stream, Uncategorized »
Based in Brooklyn, the L.I.E.S. (Long Island Electrical Systems) label specializes in a left-field brand of House that is rooted in minimal wave synth “pop” and avant garde noise. But unlike other labels who’ve made a name for themselves releasing similarly rooted dance music, L.I.E.S. has set itself apart by embracing a virtually anonymous brand identity. By simply differentiating each release strictly by label …