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Jetta Live on KCRW – “Feels Like Coming Home”

Posted February 28, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,359 views]
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The Liverpool-born and London-based singer and songwriter Jetta stopped by our studios for a gorgeous acoustic set this week, including a cover of a song by LA artist Banks, “Waiting Game”, as well as our fave “Feels Like Coming Home”.  With just her voice and a guitar, you can really appreciate what she has to offer as an artist.
Stream “Feels Like Coming Home” Live …

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Lo-Fang Covers Boy’s “Boris”

Posted February 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,526 views]
Lo-Fang by Larry Hirshowitz

Lo-Fang’s recent in studio performance was a bit of an eye-opener.
Matthew Hemerlein is a classically trained musician who’s cerebral approach to his music re-shapes normal acoustic and electronic elements.
It’s one part Andrew Bird, a little bit Emily Wells, lots of classical influence and a mix bag of sounds from his travels around the world where he wrote most of his debut album “Blue Film”
His …

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KCRW Exclusive: Michael Kiwanuka’s “It Always Comes Back Around” from House of Lies Season 3 Finale

Posted February 28, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 3,342 views]
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Rarely have I seen an artist grow in stature at KCRW faster than Michael Kiwanuka.
After only a couple of EPs releases, Michael was handpicked by Adele to open her US dates in 2011, that were subsequently cancelled due to her vocal chord issues.
Eventually, Michael made his way to the US in December of that year and made his U.S. radio performance debut at KCRW, …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 02/24/2014

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,209 views]
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Beck – “Morning Phase”
Morning Phase is the upcoming twelfth studio album by American musician.

2

Cibo Matto
“Hotel Valentine”
Hotel Valentine is the group’s 1st LP in 15 years, set to release February 14, 2014.

3

Warpaint
“Warpaint”
Warpaint is the latest release from the Los Angeles indie rock band.

4

Tycho
“Awake”
Awake is the fourth album release from the American ambient music artist and produce.

5

Phantogram
“Voices”
Voices is the second album by American electronic rock duo Phantogram.

6

Broken …

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Fantastic Film… “Fantastic Man: A Film about William Onyeabor”

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 928 views]
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**Editor’s Note:  Tonight at the Hyperion Tavern in Silverlake, the good folks from dublab are presenting a FREE screening of Fantastic Man at 9:00PM! With DJ sets by Dave Muller, Frosty & Slayron.
“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma…”, so Churchill described the Russian national interest.
And so might many modern artists describe confounding Nigerian synth-psych-Afro-disco dude William Onyeabor.
For years, DJs, collectors, producers have tried to unravel …

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Red Axes: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,155 views]
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A few short years after the dissolution of their post-punk band Red Cotton, Tel Aviv based DJ/Producers Red Axes have established themselves as a formidable dance music juggernaut.
Lifelong friends, Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi have come upon a sound that is unique but falls in perfectly with their contemporaries; Daniel Avery, Timothy J Fairplay, Split Secs and artists on Comeme records. It’s the playfully aggressive …

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SXSW Preview: Chet Faker

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Australian electronic musician/singer Chet Faker first came on our radar in 2012 with his debut EP “Thinking in Textures” and his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”.
Then last year he teamed up with fellow Aussie Flume for “Drop the Game”, an infectious track that was all over our airwaves – and rightfully so, with Chet’s sexy, easy going vocals laid over expert beats. It …

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Lorde Tourmate Lo-Fang Live on MBE – “Look Away”

Posted February 26, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,289 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

Lo-Fang frontman Matthew Hemerlein is a classically-trained musician based here in Los Angeles who creates artful pop in interesting ways.
The band, which heads out on tour with Lorde starting in March, employed an interesting array of musical objects for their live set — skateboard wheels, a door lock, a metal bowl, a plastic chain, and even a comb.
They played MBE on the release date …

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Clear Plastic Masks: SXSW Preview and Song Premiere

Posted February 26, 2014 by | 5 Comments | 2,653 views]
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I saw Nasvhille band Clear Plastic Masks open for White Denim at the Troubadour and whatever misconceptions I may have had about how the band would sound (based solely on their name), completely went out the window.
They were incredible. It was raucous rock, played loose and scrappy the way only a very talented group of musicians can.
My favorite track before the show was the …

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SXSW Preview: Action Bronson

Posted February 25, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,008 views]
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This Hulk Hogan of Hip Hop straight out of Flushing, Queens, New York.
Known for slamming crazy fans, stage crew and folks while rapping on stage, is set to perform at this year’s SXSW and I plan to be in the front row to witness any wrestling tactics by this emcee.
Having built a major buzz on the indie circuit, Bronson is pretty much everywhere now …

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