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Song for Your Weekend: Dreams West featuring Tokyo Hands

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Combining Rob Base and Madonna are two surefire ways to get my attention. I’m a child of the 80’s and “It Takes Two” and “Vogue” trigger some of my favorite memories, like roller skating at Hot Wheels and the kind of dance parties that seemed to pop up everywhere in Miami.
When I heard this Dreams West track featuring Tokyo Hands (both North Carolina natives) …

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Photos: Ludovico Einaudi Live on KCRW

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by Larry Hirshowitz

KCRW DJ Chris Douridas introduced Ludovico Einaudi as one of the few composers in the jazz/classical world pushing those genres forward, saying he is an incredibly creative artist at the top if his form.
The Italian pianist brought a fantastic ensemble of musicians to Apogee Studio to perform songs from his latest album “In a Time Lapse” in front of a live audience.
This kind of …

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Junip Live on KCRW — Your Life Your Call

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The music of Swedish band Junip is so nuanced and beautiful and their performance yesterday was easily one of my favorites of the year. There is a lot going on (just check out how many keyboards they have) but it was all played very delicately, with each instrument perfectly layered and occupying its own space.
Jose Gonzalez’s voice gets right up under my rib cage. …

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Primal Scream’s New Single – “It’s Alright, It’s OK”

Posted May 30, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 1,679 views]
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Before becoming Acid House Gods and way before becoming anti-everything sonic nihilists, Primal Scream were all about the jangly psychedelic Sonic Flower Groove power. From lo-fi Byrds-ian jams, to Rolling Stones tambourine shakers, to full on brown noise rave assault, they can do just about anything but it’s that blues-inflected 60s vibe that’s their most tried and true sound.
Set to release their 10th Studio album, “More Light“ in …

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T. Hardy Morris — “Lucky” (Live at Traveler’s Rest — Places In Peril)

Posted May 29, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 1,633 views]
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Athens-bases artist T. Hardy Morris is set to release his solo debut “Audition Tapes” in late July.
We featured his track “Lucky” as part of our Today’s Top Tune series (which you should totally subscribe to) but there is an interesting back story to the accompanying video that’s worth investigating a bit more.
Inspired by The Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation’s “Places In Peril” list,  T. …

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Famed Photographer Douglas Kirkland is Our Guest DJ

Posted May 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,783 views]
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One day I found myself looking through the photographs of Douglas Kirkland. His photos of Marilyn Monroe, with little more than a white sheet and a glass of champagne, are now legendary and he captured famous shots of John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson and many more. He’s traveled the world working on movie sets – he’s worked with Baz Luhrmann a bunch, including …

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Al Green’s “Never Found A Girl” Covered by Bahamas

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You’d think that a Toronto-based musician with a Scandinavian last name would develop a sound more akin to a Bon Iver or Fleet Foxes than Otis Redding.
Sure, there’s plenty of roots music in Afie Jurvanen’s latest release “Barchords” and even more in his first project “Pink Strat” which was nominated a Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year in 2010. But …

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Portugal. The Man Premiere New Songs Live on KCRW

Posted May 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 1,925 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

Portugal. The Man premiered a handful of songs from their forthcoming album “Evil Friends” on Morning Becomes Eclectic today, including the track “Creep in a T-Shirt”, which posed an interesting challenge for singer John Gourley since he had to drop the profanity that usually accompanies the chorus for our live radio broadcast. The band’s set up was more pared down than usual, and the …

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Disclosure Gets the Toro Y Moi Treatment

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After a seriously gamechanging series of live performances at Coachella, UK House sensation Disclosure is set to release their highly anticipated debut LP “Settle” on June 4.
Their singles “White Noise” and “You & Me” are becoming ubiquitous summer anthems, so hearing remixes of the tracks is a rad way of hearing them again for the first time.
So it goes with wunderkind Chaz Bundick’s twitchily …

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Portugal. The Man, Junip, Devendra Banhart, Trixie Whitley and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, May 28, Portugal. The Man will debut songs from their forthcoming album “Evil Friends”, which was produced by Danger Mouse in this special live session. Hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, May 29, A protégé of super producer Daniel Lanois, Trixie Whitley returns to perform songs from her latest album “Fourth …

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