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FANDOM: Glass Animals on LCD Soundsystem Live

Posted January 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 863 views]
Dave from Glass Animals

Glass Animals were just confirmed to play Coachella and it’s crazy to think just a year ago they were on KCRW’s SXSW showcase! To celebrate, we reached out to frontman Dave Bayley for our Fandom series.
“I was 15 when I first really lost my shit at a concert and danced like Prince on his first disco biscuit.
Joe (our drummer) and I had gone …

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FANDOM: Foxygen on Alex Cameron

Posted December 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,339 views]
alex cameron

Foxygen is back with a new album and will be making their Morning Becomes Eclectic debut early next year! In anticipation of their appearance, Cali native Jonathan Rado (who released his debut solo album “Law and Order” in 2013) took a few moments to share an artist he’s digging.
“This November, I saw Alex Cameron perform at Silencio in Paris, David Lynche’s sssupersssecret exxxclusive subterranian …

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FANDOM: Yacht on White Fang

Posted December 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,464 views]

LA-based duo YACHT  released an EP last month called “Where Does This Disco?” and we wanted to find out THEIR favorite artist of the moment. Answer: White Fang
“White Fang have come a long way from a group of druggy teenagers in the Oregon suburbs to the auteurs of idiot-savant garage rock (sample lyric: “we’re not arty, man, we’re a party band”), demagogues of the …

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Fandom: Ty Segall on Wand

Posted December 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 917 views]

Ty Segall made one of our favorite records of the year so we asked him to share HIS favorite record of the year for our Fandom series!
Ty on Wand’s “Ganglion Reef”

“I am definitely biased when it comes to Wand, but I don’t care.
This is the best record of 2014.
It’s as if they wrote these songs for me – combining Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Gary …

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Fandom: The Mountain Goats on Christine Fellows

Posted November 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,080 views]

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle stopped by KCRW to record an episode of Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt around his acclaimed book Wolf In White Van: A Novel.
I asked him to recommend an artist he loves that people might not know as part of our FANDOM series and he immediately mentioned Cristine Fellows.
She happens to be the wife of The Weakerthans’ lead singer John K. …

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Best of CMJ 2014

Posted October 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 816 views]

Top 5 CMJ takeaways from KCRW Blog Contributor Nassir Nassirzadeh:
Amason — Favorite Band
I love everything about this band.
The music always puts me in a good mood, reminding me of some of my favorite bands including Cat Power, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Aurora – Rising Star
It was a joy to watch the comfort, charm and authenticity of this 17-yr-old Norwegian star.
There were some …

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Big Freedia’s Guide to New Orleans Bounce: A Primer

Posted October 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,674 views]

From KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe:
They don’t call Big Freedia the Queen of Bounce for nothing.
Her LA debut back in 2010 is the stuff of legend, and ever since that performance I’ve been on a mad tear to track down anything I could find by Freedia.
She is far and away the biggest name in New Orleans Bounce music today, so when I found out she …

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Bands to Watch at CMJ 2014

Posted October 17, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,258 views]

From KCRW Blog Contributor Nassir Nassirzadeh:
There’s an indescribable charm about experiencing the early engagements of a band or artist from different parts of the world with a motley crew of young college music program directors and their grown up and somewhat jaded adult versions in the music industry congregating in one small and smelly NYC bar or basement in the middle of daylight.
As a …

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Fandom: Hozier on Tinariwen

Posted October 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,774 views]

After a breakthrough performance on Saturday Night Live, Hozier shared the music that has been inspiring him with KCRW as part of our Fandom series. He made his US radio debut on KCRW earlier this year!
I’ve been listening quite a bit to music from Mali over the past few months…Ali Fake Touré and Tinariwen, rediscovering their beautiful style of desert folk-blues.
Tinariwen’s album ‘Tassili‘ is very …

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Fandom: Fitz and the Tantrums on Sia

Posted September 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,276 views]

LA’s Fitz and the Tantrums seem unstoppable right now. Their songs are ubiquitous on pop radio and they’re in the midst of a national tour that lands at the ACL Music Festival the next two weekends.
To honor the occasion, we asked the band to offer up a song from an artist they love as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
From Noelle Scaggs -
Artist: Sia
Song: …

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