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Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more on KCRW This Week

Posted August 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 493 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
August 24, Portland’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra surprise us with each and every release and their latest, “Multi-Love” is one of their best. A KCRW favorite all year, we’ll get to experience it live
August 26, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel takes us to Cuba on this visit to MBE.
August 31, After a tumultuous year of …

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Jose Gonzalez Covers Arthur Russell – “How We Walk On The Moon” Live on KCRW

Posted August 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 747 views]
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On a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, time ran out before Jose Gonzalez could play his cover of a song that he holds dear – “How We Walk On The Moon” by avant garde artist Arthur Russell.
A studio version of the cover was included on a benefit compilation for the HIV/AIDS awareness organization Red Hot.
In the liner notes, Gonzales said the track is …

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Hot Chip, Ratatat, Jamie xx and More on KCRW This Week

Posted August 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 921 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, August 11, Longtime KCRW favorite Hot Chip returns to share songs from their latest album “Why Make Sense?”. They’re not afraid to tackle complicated emotions and be vulnerable, which is extra impressive since it’s also one of the best dance records of the year.
Thursday, August 13, Ratatat’s 5th studio album “Magnifique” — their …

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FANDOM: Surfer Blood on Guided by Voices

Posted August 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,015 views]
Surfer Blood by Larry Hirshowitz.  (JP is second in from the right)

When Surfer Blood singer John Paul Pitts was hanging out in KCRW’s studio after a recent live performance, he started talking about his love for Guided by Voices and I swayed him to share his appreciation in the form of a FANDOM post, with a playlist!
The first time I heard Guided by Voices was my junior year of high school. I had just started …

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Leon Bridges, Laura Marling, Django Django and more on KCRW This Week

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 957 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, August 4, Soul man Leon Bridges hails from Fort Worth, where he teamed up with members of fellow Texan band White Denim to produce his debut. He’s one of the most talked about new artists of the year and deservedly so.
Thursday, August 6, UK folk favorite Laura Marling moved boldly forward on her …

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Penguin Prison, Tom Schnabel and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 815 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 27, Penguin Prison continues to evoke ‘80’s synth pop on his latest album and he’ll bring the dance party into our studio for a live session.
Wednesday, July 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel visits MBE to share some magnificent Malian music from Bassekou Kouyate and Les Ambassadeurs.
Tuesday, August 4, Soul man Leon …

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Free Download: The Very Best Live on KCRW – Guju Guju (Exclusive Acoustic Version)

Posted July 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,445 views]
The Very Best by Larry Hirshowitz

The Very Best walked into KCRW’s studio running on just a few hours of sleep.
They were about to close out their North American tour with a show at the Roxy here in LA and stumbled in ready to close out strong and live up to their name.
Indeed, KCRW staffers kept magically appearing in the studio as they played, showing the magnetism of their exuberant …

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Dwight Yoakam, The Very Best, Boxed In and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,023 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 20, Grammy award-winning songwriter Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records. He’s kept his sound fresh by embracing a wider range of sounds on recent recordings, including his latest Second Hand Heart, and we are happy to welcome him back into our studio in advance of his performance as part …

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Vampire Weekend’s BAIO Premieres “Needs” on KCRW

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,465 views]
BAIO in studio by Larry Hirshowitz

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO and chose KCRW for his U.S. radio debut!
He was accompanied by a string quartet for much of the session and gave us a sneak preview of the new record, which will be out in Fall. He described it as two mini mixes — with catchy pop songs, alongside more dance-oriented tracks.
He’s …

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Baio, Hippo Campus and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,384 views]
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Monday, July 13, KCRW DJ Raul Campos will stop by the studio at 10am to share musical selections and stories from this year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference.
Wednesday, July 15, Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO, with his solo debut full length due this Fall. For his U.S. …

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