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Five Songs You Should Hear Right Now Bombadil, Pins, Spoon remixed, Sweet Spirit, Kieran Leonard

Posted April 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 742 views]

Bombadil – “Framboise”
KCRW DJ Chris Douridas recently touted the new single from this Durham, NC trio, delighting in its “sweetness”. He says the writing really stands out and there is an element of surprise in the way they build the track.
Enjoy this quirky French pop ditty from their recently released album “Hold On”.

Britt Daniel double take!
Spoon – “Inside Out (Fabrizio Moretti Remix)
Spoon’s recent effort …

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Corsica Arts Club: Local Band We Love

Posted April 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,106 views]

Corsica Arts Club came on my radar last summer and, with word that they will be releasing their self-titled debut EP on May 29, I thought it was time to share.
The sunny synth pop track “Untamed” is my favorite so far.
It’s a dancefloor-ready track that would fit in perfect on any 80’s mix nestled up against songs by New Order and Erasure.
Brendan Thompson and …

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Alabama Shakes, Shelby Lynne and more on KCRW This Week

Posted April 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 727 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 27, Morning Becomes Eclectic will feature a special performance by Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes, recorded the day before their album release at Apogee Studios. Tune in at 11:15am.
Wednesday, April 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 10am to share a few favorites, including a classic French song …

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FANDOM: Joy Williams on Kan Wakan

Posted April 23, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,194 views]

(Joy Williams is set to release her first solo album since the break up of The Civil Wars. She’ll be playing the El Rey on May 19 and wanted to share her love for LA’s Kan Wakan as part of our FANDOM series!)
“I have been listening to Kan Wakan’s debut album, “Moving On“, for almost a year now, since it released last June.
Gueorgui’s …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Kygo, Lianne La Havas, Aquilo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Posted April 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,047 views]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”
This Portland-based band keeps getting better and better with each release. On their newest single, they really bring the FUNK!
They go all in on “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” from the album “Multi-Love” out later next month on Jagjaguwar.
The album is an upbeat catharsis reflecting on the difficulties of being in a relationship. On this song, …

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Photos: Alabama Shakes Live on KCRW

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,072 views]
2015-04-20 Alabama Shakes by DustinDowning-59 sm

Every time I’ve talked about the new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”, I describe it as a headphone record. It sounds intricately crafted, yet chock full of raw emotion. They lost none of the passion and intensity of their beloved debut, instead they built it out further in the form of new sonic sculptures.
But the question becomes, how does a headphone record, with …

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Andy Shauf, Ivan & Alyosha, Gang of Four, ODESZA and More on MBE this week

Posted April 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,002 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 20, Charming Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf made his album debut with a collection of seemingly lonely songs with optimistic touches that smartly color his tunes. We’ll feature a short set on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 10 o’clock hour.
Tuesday, April 21, Ivan & Alyosha have released a catchy folk-pop song as the …

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Contemplates the Universe Through Music

Posted April 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,420 views]

First off, it must be said that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has the best laugh.
Even if you only listen to his Guest DJ Project set to hear his chuckle as he reveals his longheld desire to be abducted by aliens (!!), you won’t be disappointed.
His admission comes through his choice of Styx’s “Come Sail Away”.
I never realized the prog rock hit was about an …

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Andy Shauf Premieres New Song Live on KCRW: “Magician”

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,343 views]
Andy in the middle! Next to DJ Eric J Lawrence, who is in blue

Andy Shauf is an artist that a lot of KCRW DJs are excited about. With comparisons to Elliott Smith, his music saddles up nicely next to Nick Drake in a radio set.
DJ Eric J Lawrence recently hosted a live session with the Canadian artist, saying he “comes from that tradition of certain singer/songwriters who don’t rely on theatrics to convey their point in their …

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Sylvan Esso Live on KCRW: “Coffee”

Posted April 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,275 views]
Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

I had only heard glowing reviews of their performance at Coachella before Sylvan Esso arrived in our studio.
After seeing them myself at the Troubadour last year, I knew what we were in store for – Amelia Meath is an unrivaled frontwoman when it comes to delivering a performance you can’t keep your eyes off of, without ANY tricks whatsoever.
It’s just her. Her supreme confidence. …

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