Articles from 2014
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L.A. duo Best Coast are quintessential garage rock raised in Southern California.
Their debut album “Crazy For You” in 2010 catapulted the group into the mainstream where they found themselves climbing into national charts and late night television circuits.
Four years and two albums later, Best Coast is a Steady-Eddie of the lo-fi scene and have found fans all over the world.
Here’s their take on a …
Apogee Sessions, Featured, Uncategorized »
John Legend started his intimate set as part of KCRW’s Apogee Sessions series with a song about his prowess in the bedroom, “Tonight”, and as soon as he sang the first verse of the “best you ever had”, the crowd burst into cheers.
John has sold millions of records, won handfuls of Grammys, yet seeing him in an intimate venue in front of 200 people …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, August 18, Breezy soul singer Bahamas has a stunning new release and we’re thrilled to welcome him back into our studios for a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, August 19, How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell is a beguiling R&B singer with an ear for a pop hook. His new …
Best New Music, Headline, mp3 Stream, Uncategorized »
Always a fragile and tenuous experiment, bands are an intimate relationship with all the ups and downs of a romantic relationship but multiplied exponentially and generally without the tension relieving outlet catalyst of sex to help weather the rough patches.
Consequently, when a band breaks up, there’s rarely any one thing that can members of the band can point (or are willing to share) as …
Fade To Mind Edits
The Fade To Mind crew, whose members hail mostly from Los Angeles, have been responsible for some of the most forward-thinking music of the past few years.
From Kingdom’s Vertical XL EP to Kelela’s Cut 4 Me mixtape to Nguzunguzu’s Skycell release, Fade To Mind has consistently demonstrated a knack for making cutting edge music that always defies traditional pigeonholing.
This past week …
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I first heard of Sol Pereyra in 2009, when I kept seeing @solsolito (her twitter handle) tagged by other musicians that I was currently listening to.
At a glance, there appeared to be yet another prominent, fan adored, female singer/ songwriter joining the ranks of Sariñana, Morrison, and Lafourcade.
Which at the time seemed great, but to be honest, the scene was saturated with songs about …
Best New Music, Featured, KCRW Exclusive »
In the short six or so years Ty Segall has been releasing music under his own name (not to mention the couple of years previous in the band Epsilons), he has been prolific enough to establish himself as a brand name.
And not merely a brand denoting a specific type of music, as his records all flirt around subtle but distinct garage rock varieties, from …
One morning I was going through my iTunes and I got a message from Peanut Butter Wolf, founder and honcho over at Stones Throw, with an mp3 from a band that he was excited about.
It was the perfect song that I needed to hear at that moment.
It was the ultimate break up song complete with a haunting organ, wah wah guitar and strings with …
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New York duo Cults have made name for themselves with the kind of nostalgic 60s era pop music that is at once reminiscent and brand new. It’s a tough way to get noticed in a trend that can feel somewhat saturated these days, but guitarist Brian Oblivion and singer Madeline Follin have stood out with hits like “Go Outside” off their debut and “High …
Deers – “Bamboo”
The first time I heard Jason give this track a spin on MBE, the back and forth of the two female vocalists instantly caught my ear.
It’s lo-fi surf rock that is bursting with attitude from this duo out of Madrid (Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials).
They released this track under the title DEMO on their Bandcamp page and described the circumstances behind …