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Fandom: Fitz and the Tantrums on Sia

Posted September 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 280 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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Fandom: Local Natives on Damon Albarn

Posted September 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 877 views]
Kelcey is the daring one in the middle!

(Local Natives have been an hugely important part of the LA music scene over the last few years. They’re hard at work on their 3rd album and will headline the first night of the Way Over Yonder festival THIS  Friday at the Santa Monica Pier.)
From vocalist/keyboardist Kelcey Ayer:
“Damon Albarn is one of those people who makes you feel that, as hard as you’re working, …

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Fandom: Dan Wilson on Jeremy Messersmith

Posted August 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,066 views]
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(Dan Wilson has won Grammys for his work with Adele and the Dixie Chicks, and has co-written songs with John Legend, Jim James, Carole King, Spoon, among others. He released a new album in Spring and took a moment to share his favorite artist right now.)
Lately, whenever someone asks me what new artist I love, I tell them about Jeremy Messersmith.
I first met Jeremy …

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Fandom: Best Coast on Nothing

Posted August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,629 views]
Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast

L.A. duo Best Coast are quintessential garage rock raised in Southern California.
Their debut album “Crazy For You” in 2010 catapulted the group into the mainstream where they found themselves climbing into national charts and late night television circuits.
Four years and two albums later, Best Coast is a Steady-Eddie of the lo-fi scene and have found fans all over the world.
Here’s their take on a …

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Fandom: Cults on Connan Mockasin

Posted August 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,749 views]

New York duo Cults have made name for themselves with the kind of nostalgic 60s era pop music that is at once reminiscent and brand new. It’s a tough way to get noticed in a trend that can feel somewhat saturated these days, but  guitarist Brian Oblivion and singer Madeline Follin have stood out with hits like “Go Outside” off their debut and “High …

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Fandom: The National on Liars

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,371 views]
The National by Dierdre O'Callaghan

The National’s Scott Devendorf answered the ‘Fandom’ call with the L.A. to New York dance rock band Liars who have been incorporating the driving beats of electronica into their unique brand of rock.
“I’ve enjoyed following the dark, mystic trail, from Liars’ earliest records “They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top” and “They Were Wrong So We Drowned” with …

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Fandom: The Naked And Famous on Owl John

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,417 views]
The Naked And Famous' Thom Powers front and cener

New Zealand’s The Naked And Famous will be just one of the amazing artists taking the stage at this years First City Festival in Monterey, CA and in preparation of the event, we thought we’d ask them about another artist that they are excited about as part of our Fandom series.
Frontman Thom Powers recounts the last time he felt the dizzy anxiousness before seeing …

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Fandom: Tricky on Noon

Posted August 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,254 views]

London-based musician and producer (and trip hop hero) Tricky is releasing a new album titled after his given name — Adrian Thaws — on September 8. He’s saying it’s his “club/hip hop album” and it will be out via False Idols.
In the meantime, enjoy one of his favorite hip hop artists of the moment as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
“I’ve been checking this song …

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Fandom: Jack Johnson on Bahamas

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,367 views]

 Jack Johnson is in the midst of a summer headlining tour behind his 6th studio album “From Here to Now to You” and comes through LA on August 27 and 28. He shares his love of Afie Jurvanen as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
“Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas, has the ability to make any song he is a part of more beautiful.
He is …

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Fandom: Shelby Lynne on Citizen Cope

Posted July 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,621 views]
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Shelby Lynne is currently in the studio working on new songs and will take a break from recording to bring her fantastic live show to us, with a full band, this weekend for Country in the City. 
We asked her to share a song by an artist she loves as part of our Fandom series.
Citizen Cope.
He calms me, and sends a message of …

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