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Wild & Free – “Low Pressure” (Falqo remix) – KCRW PREMIERE!

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,242 views]

If you had to pick parts of the world that were among the most vibrant for music-making at this particular moment in time, Los Angeles and Australia should probably make the short list. And despite the distance between them, nice collaborations are happening across the Pacific, with inspired results.
Take the new Falqo remix of Wild & Free‘s track, “Low Pressure.” The Australian newcomer (born …

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Shelf Life: funky finds and some minimalist jams resembling The Evens

Posted June 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 838 views]
Prinzhorn Dance School

This weeks “adds” to the KCRW music library hand picked by EJL!
Featuring Talk in Tongues, Prinzhorn Dance School, E1sbar

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Let’s Talk About Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk is our Guest DJ

Posted May 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,985 views]
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Chuck Palahniuk has a reputation.
As the author of the acclaimed, darkly satirical novel Fight Club, among a dozen others, he knows how to push people’s buttons.
So when we invited him to play Guest DJ and saw his picks included such hoary 70s epics as Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, & the hoariest of all, Don McLean’s deathless …

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Song Premiere: Novalima – “Santero”

Posted May 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,067 views]

One of the things we take great pride here in the KCRW Music Department is having introduced a lot of our listenership to captivating music from around the globe.
From Tom Schnabel’s role as one of the definers of the World Beat genre, to Raul Campos’ frequent hosting of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), to various other of our DJs remixing tracks from artists …

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(Video Premiere) The Go! Team – “Her Last Wave”

Posted May 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,916 views]
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After an absence of four years, it’s nice to have a new Go! Team album to mess around with.
“The Scene Between” is chock full of the kinds of sounds we’ve grown accustomed to hearing from the Brighton-based outfit, with a few surprises for good measure.
Take “Her Last Wave” for instance; it’s probably the most My Bloody Valentine-like song they’ve done, with blissful, blurred-out tones …

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Song Premiere: Eleni Mandell – “Someone to Love Like You”

Posted April 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,020 views]

We here at KCRW pride ourselves on bringing you some new, cutting-edge artists at the very beginning of their careers.
But we also like to celebrate longevity and prolific artistry.
LA-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell has been releasing records at the rate of nearly an album a year since 1998, both as a solo artist as well as with band projects like the Grabs or the Living …

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Shelf Life: Superfood, Olive White, Dick Diver

Posted April 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,255 views]
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Superfood – “Don’t Say That” (Infectious)
I was working as Music Director at KLA, UCLA’s student-run radio station in the early ’90s, so I have a particular affection for the alternative music of that time. One popular style coming out of the UK was so-called “baggy” music, popularized the likes of Happy Mondays, the Charlatans & EMF.
British newcomers Superfood bring that sound into the 21st …

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Your 33 Black Angels: Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere)

Posted April 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,911 views]

Bands like to be mysterious these days.
Like “we don’t have a bio” kind of mysterious.
Your 33 Black Angels are kind of like that.
They’ve been around for a while – I still break out their 2008 album, “Tales of My Pop-Rock Love Life“, every so often.
They are based out of Brooklyn and are non-infrequent performers at East Coast venues.
Their line-up seems fluid.
They play a fairly …

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Day Wave: Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere)

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,639 views]
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Jackson Phillips is one half of the California-based electro-pop duo Carousel, but like many talented musical types, he’s got other irons in the fire.
His new solo project, Day Wave, has been, ahem, making waves on the internet with a handful of tracks that have excited much of the taste-making community with their easy-going, uber-catchy vibe.
We’re excited to premiere Day Wave’s latest offering: a sun-drenched, …

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Shelf Life: Susanne Sundfor, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Cat’s Eyes

Posted April 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 971 views]

Susanne Sundfor – “Ten Love Songs” (Sonnet Sound)
Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably heard Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfor before.
She has appeared on songs by Royksopp, Maps, Nils Petter Molvaer and M83 (on the soundtrack to the film, “Oblivion“), not to mention her own numerous solo albums.
“Delirious“, from her new album, has been my jam for the past couple of months, perfectly …

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