Articles from March 2013
Music satisfies so many parts of us. I’m generally a happy go lucky gal, but even I get in an introspective, melancholic, contemplative place sometimes and, for that, music is my guide.
The most recent addition to that collection is the album “Muchacho” by Phosphorescent.
Talk about being transported. I listened to it for the first time on a cloudy, grey Saturday morning and I just …
When Pedestrian Verse made its way to KCRW, Jason mentioned that it’s a record that will see a lot of “Best Of” lists by the end of the year.
Here we are, halfway into March and still a long way to go, but that sentiment remains true.
In their return to Morning Becomes Eclectic, right before embarking on tour, the brothers Hutchinson and the rest of …
London post-punk band Savages is behind KCRW DJ Anne Litt’s favorite song of the moment. A barn burner called “She Will”.
These ladies pack a punch and I cornered Anne for a moment to talk about this track.
“I heard Jason play it on MBE and it’s the only song I’ve heard from them. It’s just a powerhouse of energy charging down the freeway at a …
Like the shy kid who sits in the back of the classroom seemingly daydreaming and doodling but showing up the teacher when they get called on by giving the correct answer at the right time and then expounding upon it, Parisian House producer Pépé Bradock (nee Julien Auger) has pretty consistently skirted the farther reaches of French dance music scene.
Considering the extreme popularity of the mid-90s French …
Top 50 Playlists »
KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 3/25/2013
1 ATOMS FOR PEACE == Amok >> [Xl]
2 DEPECHE MODE == Delta Machine >> [Columbia]
3 MVULA, LAURA == Sing To The Moon >> [Sony Uk]
4 BIBIO == Silver Wilkinson – Sampler >> [Warp Music]
5 EL KHATIB, HANNI == Head In The Dirt – Advance >> [Innovative Leisure]
6 RUSSELL, ALICE == To Dust >> [Tru …
Artists You Should Know, Best New Music, Video »
Mikhael Paskalev was an artist I was hearing a lot about heading into SXSW and by the time we left, he was one of Anne Litt’s favorite finds in Austin!
The Norwegian-Bulgarian singer plays something that has been described as “cowboy disco” – catchy pop music with a country twist.
His first single “I Spy” was a hit in Norway, helping him win a national award …
Last week, London four-piece Cheatahs played an early set to a nearly full house of eager kids camped out for a full night of hard and fast rock and roll at the Echo.
They set the tone of the evening (which was the third stop on their four week tour with FIDLAR and Wavves) by careening through the bombastic, guitar-centric, and above all else hook-laden …
KCRW Presents »
KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox will be on the wheels of steel this Saturday, March 30 as the Greenbar Distillery opens it’s doors for a KCRW pop up party. Read on!
I can’t recall a DJ gig that I am looking forward to more than this Saturday’s KCRW Moves event at the Greenbar Distillery.Not only am I excited about spinning with fellow KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd, …
SXSW 2013 »
Recently, Jason Bentley had the great pleasure of interviewing Depeche Mode about their new album “Delta Machine” — out today! — and their 30+ years of being a band.
Our friends at NPR Music transcribed the entire conversation — including a candid chat about Dave Gahan’s battle with drugs and the band’s creative process as songwriters– which you can now find on their website.
As NPR …
Best New Music »
File this under collaborations that I’m excited about. The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach has been putting his magic touch on a wide range of artists from Dr. John to LA’s Hanni El Khatib, however my recent obsession is his work with Nonesuch labelmate, and renowned Tuareg guitarist/singer Bombino.
Bombino’s live performance on KCRW was one of the most memorable I’ve witnessed. The Niger-born …