Articles from March 2014
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It seems hard to believe but Henry Rollins and Buzz Osborne, frontman for the Melvins, have never met before — until last night, in KCRW’s Master Control, where Henry confidently handed over the reins for the entire two hours.
Their combined music knowledge was incredible and hearing them bounce off one another with stories and information was really something special.
Buzz described his tastes as “musically …
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Tuesday, April 1, Jessy Lanza made a splash with her debut in 2013, which ended up on several KCRW DJ top 10 lists. Her electro R&B is simple yet captivating and we’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 3, Liverpool’s Dan Croll has been steadily releasing great pop songs for …
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Just in time for your Coachella roadtrip mixtape and the rest of your summer, tropicool UK synthpop dance dudes Friendly Fires, have followed up their soph0more album “Pala” (and chill Late Night Tales mixtape) with a brand new single called “Before Your Eyes“.
The inaugural release on their own Telophase label is a collaborative affair between Friendly Fires and The Asphodells (aka UK dance mage Andrew Weatherall and the very …
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Goldbloc — “Black Gold” EP
Boston-based duo Goldbloc have been a group I’ve had my eye on ever since I heard their track “Runaway” a couple of months ago. This week they released a stunning four song EP called “Black Gold“. I’m a sucker for bass-heavy beats and sultry female vocals and Goldbloc bring it on both counts.
One of the main things that really leaped …
UK band Wild Beasts made quite an impression during their live set on KCRW earlier this month.
The Mercury Prize nominees were very artful in their performance. Slightly serious, very powerful. I especially loved Hayden Thorpe’s rich baritone and bass playing in the track “Wanderlust“.
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War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
Lost In The Dream is the third studio album by American indie rock band, set to release March 2014.
Warpaint is the latest release from the Los Angeles indie rock band.
Holly is the fourthcoming Ep from the Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Ghost Stories is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay.
“Take Off & Landing …
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Dom La Nena was only five years old when she began playing the cello.
Born in Brazil, she moved to Paris with her father while he received his doctorate. Upon moving back to South America, she found a mentor for her passion, who at the time was working in Argentina. She was allowed to study under the “Goddess of Cello” Christine Walevska, for several years …
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Purveyors of supremely warped and damaged synthpop, TOBACCO (birthed from the ugly head of Black Moth Super Rainbow) are back in time for that summer BBQ pool party where everyone drinks from a spiked punch that sends the party into full on zombie bloodbath twerkfest.
The single “Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut At the End of the Summer)” is the first taste of a new full …
Magic Trick – “The Store”
It was love at first listen when I heard Magic Trick’s “The Store”.
It’s my favorite kind of pop song, with surf guitar, and sweetly sung backing vocals layered over the baritone vocals of bandleader Tim Cohen. The band is based in San Francisco and it wasn’t until I did a bit more research that I realized it was Tim from …
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Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago are unto something very next level. Multidimensional, even.
The jazz trio composed of multi-talented, classically trained dudes Hirshi, Cosmo D and Kroba have taken Nico Jaar’s heady, atmospheric House and added equal parts slo-mo chill Balearic Island vibes and layers of woozy brass.
For their recent, incredibly lush single, “Saturn V” they created an inhabitable “video game” (like Myst) where you as the user/listener are granted a digital body that interacts with the space …