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Shelf Life: Clap! Clap! , Sloan, Jaga Jazzist

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 872 views]

Happy 2015! Here in the KCRW Music Library we are excited about all of the new records that just beginning to trickle into our hands this year. But the holiday break gave me a chance to catch up with some records from the end of last year.
Clap! Clap! – Tayi Bebba (Black Acre)
Italian producer Cristiano Crisci aka Digi G’Alessio offered up his debut album …

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DJ Eric J. Lawrence’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,015 views]

1 Ty Segall — Manipulator
2 Owen Pallet — In Conflict
3 Ray LaMontagne — Supernova
4 Mac Demarco — Salad Days

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KCRW’s Most Played Artists of 2014

Posted December 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,776 views]

KCRW’s Most Played Artists of 2014

1) Little Dragon
2) Spoon
3) Jungle
4) Ray LaMontagne
5) Beck


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EJL’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,120 views]

I know, I know…we just finished getting all excited about our favorite records of this past year and now I’m trying to ram a bunch of forthcoming releases down your earhole?!?!

Hey man, the carousel of killer new music doesn’t stop for slowpokes! There are too many things to look forward to – no time to dawdle!!!

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Shelf Life: Jim Noir, Soft Hearted Scientists, Paul Smith & Peter Brewis

Posted December 11, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 1,499 views]
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Jim Noir – Finnish Line (self release)
Jim has been making music for a decade now & getting new songs from him is always a treat.
His latest album doesn’t travel very far from his previous work, but being able to find ways to make catchy Beatles-esque pop continually sound fresh is truly his superpower.

Soft Hearted Scientists – The Slow Cyclone (The Hip Replacement)
Cardiff, Wales is …

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From a Small Face to a Rolling Stone: Rock and Roll Legend Ian McLagan Passes

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,415 views]

There are those artists who have made their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions as a member of one groundbreaking band.
And then there are those who get there by having dabbled in a number of note-worthy projects throughout their career.
That is the case of keyboardist Ian McLagan, who, we learned today, has died at the age of …

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KCRW Exclusive: Ben Watt’s “Hendra” – Live from London

Posted November 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,597 views]
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Sneakily Ben Watt has become one of the great Renaissance men of the new millennium.
Best known for his long-time collaboration with spouse Tracey Thorn in Everything But the Girl, Watt has also worked as a solo artist, a club and radio DJ, the head of a record label (Buzzin’ Fly, whose latest release is a new remix EP of tracks from his 2014 album, …

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Shelf Life: Dutch Uncles, Reigning Sound, The History of Apple Pie

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,375 views]
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Dutch Uncles – “In N Out” (Memphis Industries)
UK quintet Dutch Uncles have quickly become a favorite of mine with their dynamic sound which recalls both the best of 70s progressive rock and 80s new wave.
Their latest single (from a forthcoming album due in Feb ’15) might have an extra unintended meaning for fans of a certain West Coast burger chain…

Reigning Sound – Shattered (Merge)
Garage …

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Shelf Life: Simple Minds, Denitia & Sene, Twerps

Posted November 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,308 views]

Denitia & Sene – “Side FX” (single)
Keeping in an 80′s vein, this duo return with a super-catchy, sexy throb of a song, making me excited to hear more from their forthcoming EP.

Bonus: Download here!
Simple Minds – “Big Music” (Caroline)
This legendary 80s band’s “Sparkle in the Rain” album is one of my top 10 all-time favorites, so I was eager to hear their new one, …

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Shelf Life: P.P. Roy, The Primitives, Imelda May

Posted November 2, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,147 views]
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P.P. Roy – Watch the Dough Nut Not the Hole (Upitup Records)
Breakbeat artist P.P. Roy returns after 14 years with a new record of wacky beats and snappy samples.
And his label is offering it up all for free, which certainly make it easy to add to our station’s music library & yours as well!

The Primitives – Spin-O-Rama (Elefant)
This UK garage-rock pop group, led by …

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