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Fandom: Mew on “Paddy McAloon” of Prefab Sprout

Posted August 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,156 views]

Danish rockers Mew released their 6th studio album + – this Spring and we asked them to share an artist they are digging in advance of their Morning Becomes Eclectic appearance on September 21. From singer Jonas Bjerre:
“After we put out our first album on a small independent label in Copenhagen, a bunch of reviewers compared my voice to that of Paddy McAloon of …

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Top 10 Moments from the Newport Folk Festival

Posted July 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,457 views]
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With a line up that includes James Taylor, Langhorne Slim and the Law, My Morning Jacket, and Hozier, we sum up our favorite moments from this past weekend’s festival.

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Xponential Festival Live Stream!

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,078 views]

This weekend watch some of your favorite KCRW artists live from WXPN‘s XPoNential Music Festival in Philadelphia! Stream sets from Dawes, Calexico, First Aid Kit, Lord Huron and Courtney Barnett (full schedule below…note Eastern Standard Time).
The live stream is in partnership with VuHaus. Stay tuned to VuHaus for KCRW content, live concerts and music discovery from a nationwide network of public radio stations.
3 DAYS. …

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Fandom: Vetiver on Arve Henriksen

Posted June 23, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,072 views]
Andy Cabic by Terri Loewenthal

Andy Cabic has been playing under the name Vetiver for over a decade and the Bay Area-based musician released an excellent album called “Complete Strangers” earlier this year. He shares an artist he loves as part of our Fandom series!
“I am a fan of Arve Henriksen, the Norwegian trumpet player and composer.
His last album “The Nature Of Connections” is one I listen to …

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Fandom: ODESZA on Jamie xx

Posted April 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,497 views]
Odesza by Tonje Thilesen

(For this edition of Fandom, Harrison Mills — one half of Seattle duo ODESZA — shares a favorite artist in advance of the band’s Coachella appearance. Hear them live on MBE on April 24)
“Jamie xx continues to impress us as a producer and evolving musician. What’s most exciting about the preview he just released of his next record is that you can tell he’s …

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FANDOM: Simian Mobile Disco on Roman Flugel

Posted February 26, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,181 views]
SMD Whorl press shot

(Jas Shaw, one half of the English electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco, shares his thoughts on on German producer Roman Flugel as part of our Fandom series. SMD recently released a live disc recorded in Joshua Tree.)
I love electronic music, it’s been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember, and despite hungrily digging out many thousands of …

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FANDOM: DJ Harvey on Aphrodite’s Child

Posted February 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,482 views]
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DJ Mario Cotto calls DJ Harvey a “a psychedelic disco wizard, a party Gandalf.” The London-born DJ has been an LA underground stalwart for many years hosting epic warehouse parties among many other things. We asked him to hip us to an artist that influenced his in advance of his appearance at the CRSSD Fest.

My being asked for an influence on my music coincided …

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FANDOM: Dr. Dog on Hermit Thrushes

Posted February 11, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 4,514 views]
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Indie rockers Dr. Dog are easily one of the best live bands around and, after 7 studio albums finally released a live album.
“Dr. Dog Live at a Flamingo Hotel” is out now on ANTI- Records and they’ll be coming through LA for a couple shows — this Friday, Feb 13 at the Wiltern and Feb 15 at the Glass House.
We asked the band …

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FANDOM: Glass Animals on LCD Soundsystem Live

Posted January 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,906 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 | 1 Comment | 4,742 views]
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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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