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Heartless Bastards Song Premiere: “Gates of Dawn”

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Austin rockers Heartless Bastards return with a new album called “Restless Ones” on June 16.
They’ve shared the first single from their 5th studio album, which was produced by Grammy-award winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) and recorded over 10 days at Sonic Ranch, a pecan orchard in El Paso.
Singer Erika Wennerstrom’s powerhouse vocals — husky, soulful and commanding — anchor their blues-driven …

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Coachella Preview: AC/DC Guest DJ Project Special Edition

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 179 views]
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When I heard AC/DC were headlining Coachella, I immediately thought of all the folks who have picked them for their Guest DJ Project sets in the past.
Their stories really stick with me (I produce the show), and even though I think everyone loves a great rock song, these Aussies had a major impact on some very cool folks.
Their music is a battle cry for …

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Heartless Bastards Song Premiere: “Gates of Dawn”

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 544 views]
heartless bastards

Austin rockers Heartless Bastards return with a new album called “Restless Ones” on June 16.
They’ve shared the first single from their 5th studio album, which was produced by Grammy-award winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) and recorded over 10 days at Sonic Ranch, a pecan orchard in El Paso.
Singer Erika Wennerstrom’s powerhouse vocals — husky, soulful and commanding — anchor their blues-driven …

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Jamie xx’s Quiet “Loud Places”

Posted March 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 290 views]
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Without a doubt, one of this generation’s most talented and intriguing outfits, The xx have a white hot allure that revolves around their being virtually untouchable (even and possibly moreso to each other.)
Having seen them a number of times, most recently a few years back at Coachella, their music and dynamic all teeters on push/pull tension that feels like Oliver and Romy are Richie and Margot Tenenbaum on …

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Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Cover Elliott Smith — “Miss Misery” and More

Posted March 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 793 views]
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Seth Avett (of the Avett Brothers) and Jessica Lea Mayfield have been working on their Elliott Smith covers record for more than three years, recording for a few days at a time whenever they could find a chance.
Hearing his songs as duets completely changes the experience of listening to Ellliott Smith.
As Jessica told host Jason Bentley, the songs were lonely and now they have …

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Dom La Nena Covers Gracias A La Vida

Posted March 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,008 views]
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Brazilian cellist and singer Dom La Nena has a sweet spot for Argentina, having spent her youth there to study her instrument.
On a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic we asked her to perform a cover of a song that she holds dear and she gifted us with her rendition of Chilean musician Violeta Parra’s “Gracias A La Vida”, one of her most renowned …

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Death Cab for Cutie, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tennis and More on KCRW This Week

Posted March 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 326 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 30, Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and singer Jessica Lea Mayfield join forces to celebrate the music of Elliott Smith on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, March 31, Death Cab for Cutie have been around for almost two decades and are charging forward with their first new album in four years, …

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Friday Free for All: Kendrick Lamar & Kenny Loggins remixes + Derevolutions

Posted March 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,140 views]
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Kendrick Lamar Remixes
No matter what else happens in 2015, Kendrick Lamar‘s latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly“, has cemented its place on my end-of-year top 10 list.
It’s an record so weighty and complex in its ambition and execution that it makes most other albums released this year look D-League in comparison.
That’s on one level.
On another level, it’s also just a really fun album to …

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Adrian Sherwood’s “At The Controls” On-U Sound Retrospective

Posted March 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 612 views]
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UK producer Adrian Sherwood is a living legend.
His discography is bonkers and frankly doesn’t quite make sense on paper. And as good as any one of his productions are individually, no one song would necessarily give you pause.
But, like a Chuck Close painting, his discography requires you looking at it (that is, hearing it) from a distance. Trying to connect the dots up close, without hearing the work would …

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Five Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Hinds, Holly Miranda, Ivan & Alyosha, Boxed In, Matthew E White

Posted March 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,018 views]
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Hinds – “Between Cans”
Last summer, I wrote about a couple ladies from Spain with a catchy lo-fi pop sound.
They’ve since changed their name from Deers to Hinds and expanded to a quartet.
I heard great things about their SXSW appearances and recently saw a quote from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gilespie about their live show, saying “it’s like The Pastels meets Mink De Ville and has …

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SXSW Wrap Up: How I Found Myself

Posted March 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 744 views]
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You know those kids who graduate college without needing to get a job right away and go backpack Europe for months on end in order to “find oneself”?
Well, it happens when you’re older too.
Really, being in your 30s is all about trying to find ways to make life more like college (read: SXSW = Spring Break) so I decided to wrap up my SXSW …

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