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M. Ward Covers David Bowie: “Let’s Dance”

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 356 views]

M. Ward is one of those incredible yet understated artists that has accomplished so much but is never flashy about it.
He’s collaborated on some great projects, including with Zooey Deschanel on She & Him. They have a new album, “Classics”, which is streaming now as part of our Album Preview series, but I wanted to flash back to some of his solo work.
Matt appeared on …

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The Ultimate 60′s French Pop Playlist from Kari Byron

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 910 views]
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Kari Byron is best known as one of the hosts on “Myth Busters”, as well as the Science Channel’s “Head Rush”. This week she joins us as our Guest DJ (listen here!!) and we learned that she is an aficionado of French pop so we asked her to create a playlist for us.

“Remember Simone from PeeWee’s Big Adventure? I feel like a crazy francophile …

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Mariachi El Bronx, Trentemoller and More on KCRW This Week

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 235 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, November 24, Rockers The Bronx bring back their alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx, for a live set recorded at Sonos Studio. They stir up the ethnic flavor of LA in their catchy tunes. Hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at11:15am.
Wednesday, November 26, Danish electronic artist Trentemoller brings a cinematic tone to Morning Becomes Eclectic …

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Digitalism Live on KCRW: Second Chance

Posted November 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 449 views]

Digitalism recently made their Morning Become Eclectic debut and while the title track of their latest release “Second Chance” was clearly a highlight, longtime fans will appreciate their remix of Riton’s “I Need Your Love” as well as “Zdarlight” from their debut album, and another early favorite “Pogo”.

Host Jason Bentley mentioned how the German duo first came on the scene when a “hard …

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Waters Debut New Track “Up Up Up” Live on KCRW

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 774 views]
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The man behind Waters, Van Pierszalowski, told Jason Bentley he was not shying away from big choruses on their new record, slated for release in Spring.
They have an EP out now, but played a bunch of new tracks during their Morning Becomes Eclectic set this morning, including the radio debut of the ultra catchy “Up Up Up”.

Van said he aimed to make music for …

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Belle and Sebastian are Back!

Posted November 18, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,736 views]

Who knew that Scottish indie popsters Belle and Sebastian would make one of the best dance songs of 2014??
They haven’t released a new studio album since 2010, but they’re gearing up for the release of “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance” on January 19 on Matador Records and I couldn’t be more excited.
“The Party Line” will make you want to move and the video, …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Urban Cone, Generationals, Angel Olsen, Quantic

Posted November 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 895 views]

Urban Cone – “Sadness Disease”
Workouts are a great time to listen to new music and a little Swedish pop goes a long way, especially when you’re repeatedly running up and down flights of stairs.
This high energy track is super infectious and is all the motivation you’ll need to do just about anything.
The quintet is composed of Rasmus Flyckt, Magnus Folkö, Tim Formgren, Emil Gustafsson, …

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New Basement Tapes, TV on the Radio, Real Estate, Waters and More on MBE This Week

Posted November 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 577 views]

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Monday, November 17, The New Basement Tapes are a supergroup put together by producer T. Bone Burnett to turn long lost Bob Dylan lyrics into new songs. Elvis Costello, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) reunited in the Capitol Records studio …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Travis Bretzer, Oceaan, Francisco the Man, Monogold

Posted November 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,797 views]

Travis Bretzer — “Promises”
There is a sweet simplicity to this song that I love – and the fact that it will be included on an album called “Waxing Romantic” pretty much tells you everything you need to know. It’s got a breezy 70’s vibe as he ruminates on his relationship.
It will be on the debut full length from Canadian artist Travis Bretzer (out February …

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Fly Golden Eagle: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,210 views]
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If you’re a fan of the Alabama Shakes and have been anticipating the release of their new album, I have a delicious garage rock treat out of Nashville you might like in the meantime: Fly Golden Eagle

They band formed about five years ago, starting as a solo project from Ben Trimble, who came from a religious family “steeped in gospel choirs and honky-tonk keys”.
Their …

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