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KCRW Premiere: Dead Times — “Better Off”

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 308 views]

LA-based electronic-R&B outfit Dead Times seems right in line with where a lot of music is headed right now. Beats are big, but there are lots of different ways to serve them up.
Their recent single “Every Moment” is a sexy slow burner, but their brand new track “Better Off” is a joyful, “feel-good foot-stomper” that is more along the lines of a band like …

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Cheerleader: Artist You Should know

Posted September 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 338 views]

Early this year, KCRW DJ Raul Campos started spinning this band from Philadelphia called Cheerleader.
As their name might suggest, their tunes are straight up power pop.
I was really taken by the song “New Daze” and made a mental note to keep an eye on them.

Well, the quintet is back with a new track and it’s fantastic. It’s called “On Your Side” and I’ve been …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Motopony, Wet, Nick Mulvey, Perfume Genius

Posted September 29, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 789 views]
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Motopony – “Get Down”
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from our Seattle friends Motopony but it was totally worth the wait considering the excellence of their track “Get Down”.
If you need a little Monday motivation, this propulsive track should help.

The song is on a 5-song EP called “Idle Beauty”, released earlier this month.
Wet – “Dreams”
“Some days just aren’t good for anything at all”
I hear …

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Ty Segall, Chrissie Hynde, Paolo Nutini, Jose James and More on KCRW This Week

Posted September 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 412 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, September 30, Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini is a household name across the pond. His excellent third album is a diverse collection of songs, including some bittersweet ballads. We’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, October 1, The legendary leader of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde performs work from her first solo …

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TOKiMONSTA Added to Masquerade Lineup!

Posted September 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 494 views]

TOKiMONSTA (aka Jennifer Lee) was one of KCRW’s most played artists of 2013 based on two excellent singles (“Go With It” and “Foolish”) and just released a new mini-album on her own Young Art Records earlier this week.
You can stream the full album below, including our current fave “Drive (Feat. Arama)” which is getting steady spins both on MBE and Metropolis.

For me, TOKiMONSTA’s music …

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Cherry Glazerr: Local Band We Love

Posted September 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 413 views]
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LA band Cherry Glazerr have had a big year. The band had a well-received debut released by the current kings of DIY power pop and garage rock Burger Records and haven’t stopped since.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that two of the members aren’t even old enough to vote yet.
As KCRW fans may guess, their name was inspired by our own news host Chery Glaser and …

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Photos: Meshell Ndegeocello Live on KCRW

Posted September 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 596 views]
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Meshell Nedegeocello started off her live set for KCRW at Apogee Studio with a quiet, beautiful song – “Oysters” – accompanied only by piano.
It’s one of her most intimate songs (a cover of Benji Hughes) and she followed it by admitting how weird it was for her to be performing in such an intimate space.
The singer-songwriter-bass player does not mince words, and though she …

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Free Download: Fink Live on MBE

Posted September 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 625 views]

UK artist Fink (aka Fin Greenall) is a longtime KCRW favorite. His new album was a bit of a departure from his previous work in that it was more of a collaboration with his band members and DJ Anne Litt describes it as “breathtaking.”
The band visited our studio on the day before the release of “Hard Believer” and played stripped down versions of select …

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Grab Exclusive Songs from Your Favorite Artists – Live on MBE!

Posted September 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 577 views]

The array of artists that have performed in KCRW’s performance studio – from Tom Waits and Nina Simone to Arcade Fire and Adele – is truly mind boggling.
When artists walk into that space, something special happens. They’ll often throw in a new song or a cover or maybe just exceptional versions of the songs we already know and love.
There is no denying that live …

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The Barr Brothers and More on KCRW This Week

Posted September 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 540 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, September 25, Meditative and explosive, The Barr Brothers create unique orchestrations and use a variety of instruments on their long-anticipated sophomore album. We are excited to hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Fri, September 26, Toumani & Sidke Diabaté with Rokia Traoré at UCLA’s Royce Hall
Sat, September 27, Bob Mould …

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