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Friday Free for All: Oddience, Misun, The Derevolutions, Chromatics

Posted April 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 597 views]
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I can’t remember ever being more excited about the slate of upcoming releases than I am right now.
The next couple of months hold the promise of new albums from Hot Chip, Shamir, Mbongwana Star, HNNY, Jamie xx, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Major Lazer, De Lux, Kanye West (possibly), Chromatics (hopefully), Tanlines, and Hudson Mohawke.
Even if only half of these releases hit the mark, 2015 is …

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Friday Free for All: Oddience, Misun, The Derevolutions, Chromatics

Posted April 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 597 views]
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I can’t remember ever being more excited about the slate of upcoming releases than I am right now.
The next couple of months hold the promise of new albums from Hot Chip, Shamir, Mbongwana Star, HNNY, Jamie xx, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Major Lazer, De Lux, Kanye West (possibly), Chromatics (hopefully), Tanlines, and Hudson Mohawke.
Even if only half of these releases hit the mark, 2015 is …

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FANDOM: Joy Williams on Kan Wakan

Posted April 23, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,067 views]
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(Joy Williams is set to release her first solo album since the break up of The Civil Wars. She’ll be playing the El Rey on May 19 and wanted to share her love for LA’s Kan Wakan as part of our FANDOM series!)
“I have been listening to Kan Wakan’s debut album, “Moving On“, for almost a year now, since it released last June.
Gueorgui’s …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Kygo, Lianne La Havas, Aquilo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Posted April 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 526 views]
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”
This Portland-based band keeps getting better and better with each release. On their newest single, they really bring the FUNK!
They go all in on “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” from the album “Multi-Love” out later next month on Jagjaguwar.
The album is an upbeat catharsis reflecting on the difficulties of being in a relationship. On this song, …

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Brooklyn’s LEGS Get Sprinkled with Midnight Magic Glitter

Posted April 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 395 views]
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Brooklyn art-rock indie-pop outfit LEGS garnered some attention when their track “So Obvious” landed on the soundtrack to Jenny Slate’s Obvious Child.
Literally a couple of pairs of brothers and their lifelong childhood friends, the band plays slinky, angular funk that would probably make David Byrne do a chicken dance.
The band’s new track “Jungle” has gotten a juicy Midnight Magic rework that beefs up the groove …

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Photos: Alabama Shakes Live on KCRW

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 590 views]
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Every time I’ve talked about the new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”, I describe it as a headphone record. It sounds intricately crafted, yet chock full of raw emotion. They lost none of the passion and intensity of their beloved debut, instead they built it out further in the form of new sonic sculptures.
But the question becomes, how does a headphone record, with …

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Andy Shauf, Ivan & Alyosha, Gang of Four, ODESZA and More on MBE this week

Posted April 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 572 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 20, Charming Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf made his album debut with a collection of seemingly lonely songs with optimistic touches that smartly color his tunes. We’ll feature a short set on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 10 o’clock hour.
Tuesday, April 21, Ivan & Alyosha have released a catchy folk-pop song as the …

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Jim And Sam: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 997 views]
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A friend introduced me to this local duo about a month ago, almost as an after thought.
“Oh,” he said as we were in the middle of discussing a completely different topic, “I need to send you my friends’ song, it might be good for your radio show.”
I’m always excited to hear those words, especially from someone whose taste I trust as much as that …

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Contemplates the Universe Through Music

Posted April 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,454 views]
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First off, it must be said that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has the best laugh.
Even if you only listen to his Guest DJ Project set to hear his chuckle as he reveals his longheld desire to be abducted by aliens (!!), you won’t be disappointed.
His admission comes through his choice of Styx’s “Come Sail Away”.
I never realized the prog rock hit was about an …

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Andy Shauf Premieres New Song Live on KCRW: “Magician”

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 872 views]
Andy in the middle! Next to DJ Eric J Lawrence, who is in blue

Andy Shauf is an artist that a lot of KCRW DJs are excited about. With comparisons to Elliott Smith, his music saddles up nicely next to Nick Drake in a radio set.
DJ Eric J Lawrence recently hosted a live session with the Canadian artist, saying he “comes from that tradition of certain singer/songwriters who don’t rely on theatrics to convey their point in their …

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Jodie Abacus: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 608 views]
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Hailing from the UK, Jodie Abacus provides deep, heartfelt songs stemming from real life experience.
With a radio DJ as a father and a fascination with MTV, connecting to audiences has always been his biggest priority.
Listeners can feel the intimacy of Abacus sitting in a dark room with his keyboard writing these songs, as he did in his breakout single “I’ll Be That Friend”.
This upbeat, …

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