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NEW Discodeine! Featuring Kevin Parker (of Tame Impala)!

Posted April 30, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 1,711 views]
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Cédric Marszewski, aka Pilooski, has maintained a relatively low-profile since the 2011 release of Discodeine’s self-titled LP.
Then, out of the blue, a few hours ago VICE France premiered this brilliant animated video for a brand new Discodeine single, “Aydin.”
Featuring Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, the track features Piloo’s signature psychedelic chugger vibes with a combination of Disco strings and 80s New Wave 7″  synthline reminiscent of Thomas Dolby’s …

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Top 10 Most Played Bands on MBE Last Week

Posted April 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,232 views]
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Top 10 Most Played Bands on MBE Last Week
1.) Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Glassnote)
2.) Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon (Columbia)
3.) Bastille – Laura Palmer RAC Remix (EMI)
4.) Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Columbia)
5.) James Blake – Overgrown (Universal Republic)
6.) Camera Obscura – Desire Lines (4AD)
7.) Bonobo – The North Borders (Ninja Tune)
8.) Empire Of The …

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Josh Ritter, Robyn Hitchcock, Alice Russell and More on KCRW This Week

Posted April 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 979 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 29, Josh Ritter is celebrated for his heartfelt songwriting and his latest album is his most personal yet. He’ll share the new songs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, May 1, British songwriter Robyn Hitchcock is a cult favorite for his delightful wit and surreal songs. Hitchcock returns to KCRW armed …

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Rewind: Benjamin Biolay – Little Darlin

Posted April 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,314 views]
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I had one of those magical radio moments listening to KCRW this weekend when Chris Douridas played a French artist named Benjamin Biolay. He whisper/sang lyrics in French over a country-fied refrain of “Little darlin I love you” with dashes of twangy guitar.
He immediately reminded me of Serge Gainsbourg, creating this intimacy with his delivery that was completely captivating. (In fact,I was the passenger …

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Live on KCRW

Posted April 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,372 views]
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The great thing about blues music is the open format it creates for jamming. Some of the all time great blues songs are a collection of talented musicians jamming and riffing off one another, taking their turns doing their thing.
When Morning Becomes Eclectic welcomed Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, the soul of blues music was palpable. Ben’s classic guitar riffs and perfect timing accompanied …

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Song For Your Weekend: Empire of the Sun – Alive

Posted April 26, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,084 views]
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The Sleepy Jackson released two of my all time most-listened to albums. When I heard the band was on hiatus and Luke Steele had started a new project with fellow Aussie Nick Littlemore, I was initially a little bummed.
But then Empire of the Sun ended up being, well, Empire of the Sun!
While the music is more addictive electro-pop compared to The Sleepy Jackson’s more …

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New Build: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,393 views]
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Hot Chip is the gift that keeps on giving. Aside from frontman Alexis Taylor’s solo work, the group has given birth to side projects Booji Boy High, About Group, The 2 Bears…and the latest member of the Hot Chip family New Build.
New Build is a collaboration between Al Doyle (who was additionally in LCD Soundsystem) Felix Martin and Tom Hopkins.
Like their forebears, New Build is an …

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Josh Ritter: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 26, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 1,295 views]
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I’m a sucker for what I call “romantic pop” – artists like Pete Yorn, Brendan Benson, Josh Rouse and this fellow Josh Ritter.
(Of course that’s not all they play, but they are specialists in the genre in my opinion)
Josh will be performing live on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday and I’m sharing my favorite track from his latest album as a preview.

This album has …

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The Flaming Lips’ Beautiful TERROR

Posted April 25, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,516 views]
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One of my very favorite albums of all time is The Flaming Lips‘ “The Soft Bulletin“.
It was one of those truly defining, life changing records for me. There was something about the extremely vulnerable and existential quality of the lyrics that was met by the bombast and whispers of the music. It spoke to a true feeling of longing for an answer from the …

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Phoenix Live on KCRW — Entertainment

Posted April 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,416 views]
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Somehow French pop band Phoenix became one of the biggest bands in the world.
(Actually, I know how — a little album called “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix“).
From the band I was playing for my friends to Coachella headliners.  It happened fast, and judging by Thomas Mars’ discussion with Jason, they’ve made a great effort to take it all in stride.

The band played much of their new …

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