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Cage the Elephant, Kelis, Bombay Bicycle Club and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Wednesday, April 16, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant blasted back with their third album and they’ll bring their high energy pop punk sound to our studio live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 17, North London’s Bombay Bicycle Club have an interesting, layered take on indie pop that is always enjoyable in a …

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Local Band We Love: Xu Xu Fang

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Xu Xu Fang — “Noir State Beach”
The start and stop of Xu Xu Fang’s “Noir State Beach” is seductive and hypnotic. The transition between the rock rumbling and the dreamy chorus really grabs your attention. A blast of pyschedelic droney rock with a sweetly sung middle. Like a raspberry filled chocolate bon bon.
The LA-based quintet recorded it in Mar Vista and it’s their first …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Eno * Hyde, Woods, Supreme Cuts, Aztec Camera

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Eno * Hyde — “Daddy’s Car”
The announcement of a full album featuring a collaboration between super producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, and so many more) and Underworld’s Karl Hyde was enough to make Jason Bentley shout with joy and share the news on Facebook. (and I can tell you for a fact he doesn’t shout with joy very often). It seemed …

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KCRW Exclusive: Dawn Landes’ “Home” Video

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Dawn Landes is touring with Bryan Ferry and if his vote of confidence is not enough, I’m here to tell you that her album “Bluebird” is one of my favorite albums this year.
They’re touring through the West Coast soon, with an LA date on April 15th at Club Nokia, and we’ve snagged the premiere of the video for “Home” as a treat for our …

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Warpaint and More on KCRW This Week

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 707 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, April 8, Local heroes Warpaint shot out of the gate in the late 2000’s with an acclaimed EP and packed live shows. Their sophomore release is fantastic and we’re excited to feature a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, April 16, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant blasted back with their third …

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KCRW Exclusive: Spanish Gold Covers The Ghetto Brothers’ “There is Something in My Heart”

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,891 views]
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Spanish Gold is a trio made up of drummer Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), guitarist Adrian Quesada (formerly of Grupo Fantasma) and guitarist and lead vocalist Dante Schwebel (City and Colour, formerly of Hacienda).
Their debut record “South of Nowhere” will be out in late May and we’ve been spinning the single “Out on the Street”, but I’m flipping out for a cover they’ll be releasing on …

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Tijuana Panthers + Mikal Cronin at First Fridays!

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Long Beach band Tijuana Panthers have a new album called “Wayne Interest” produced by Richard Swift coming this summer (June 3) on local label Innovative Leisure and they’re promising a sneak peek at some unreleased and exclusive tunes at Friday’s show at the Natural History Museum.
It’s part of the First Fridays series where the museum stays open late and the African Mammal Hall becomes …

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Panama: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,150 views]
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Sometimes when you want to dance, you want to get in that rather serious uninterruptible eyes closed zone, just feeling the beats and riding the waves with a giant crowd around you
Most of the time when I want to dance, I want joyous perma-smile music that makes me feel like I’m celebrating life.
A perfect pop/electronica hybrid made for maximum fun.
There’s been a lot of …

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The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne is Our Guest DJ

Posted March 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 908 views]
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It seems hard to believe but Henry Rollins and Buzz Osborne, frontman for the Melvins, have never met before — until last night, in KCRW’s Master Control, where Henry confidently handed over the reins for the entire two hours.
Their combined music knowledge was incredible and hearing them bounce off one another with stories and information was really something special.
Buzz described his tastes as “musically …

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Jessy Lanza, Dan Croll, The War on Drugs and More on KCRW This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, April 1, Jessy Lanza made a splash with her debut in 2013, which ended up on several KCRW DJ top 10 lists. Her electro R&B is simple yet captivating and we’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 3, Liverpool’s Dan Croll has been steadily releasing great pop songs for …

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