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Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Cover Elliott Smith — “Miss Misery” and More

Posted March 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 64 views]

Seth Avett (of the Avett Brothers) and Jessica Lea Mayfield have been working on their Elliott Smith covers record for more than three years, recording for a few days at a time whenever they could find a chance.
Hearing his songs as duets completely changes the experience of listening to Ellliott Smith.
As Jessica told host Jason Bentley, the songs were lonely and now they have …

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Death Cab for Cutie, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tennis and More on KCRW This Week

Posted March 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 233 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 30, Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and singer Jessica Lea Mayfield join forces to celebrate the music of Elliott Smith on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, March 31, Death Cab for Cutie have been around for almost two decades and are charging forward with their first new album in four years, …

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Five Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Hinds, Holly Miranda, Ivan & Alyosha, Boxed In, Matthew E White

Posted March 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,504 views]

Hinds – “Between Cans”
Last summer, I wrote about a couple ladies from Spain with a catchy lo-fi pop sound.
They’ve since changed their name from Deers to Hinds and expanded to a quartet.
I heard great things about their SXSW appearances and recently saw a quote from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gilespie about their live show, saying “it’s like The Pastels meets Mink De Ville and has …

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Photos: Toro y Moi Live on KCRW

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,950 views]
Chaz Bundick by Jeremiah Garcia

Toro y Moi first came on our radar during the reign of Chillwave, lumped in with the likes of Washed Out and Neon Indian by music critics who were quick to put him in a box without much thought.
Five years later, Chaz Bundick continues to surprise and impress, exploring a sea of genres. His sound is whatever he is interested in at the moment. …


Photos: KCRW at SXSW

Posted March 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 772 views]
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KCRW journeyed to Austin,TX for the SXSW music conference. Photo highlights from our showcases and live broadcasts are below!


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Of Montreal and More on KCRW This Week

Posted March 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 656 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 23, We don’t usually associate the number 13 with good things but, in the case of the band Of Montreal, their 13th album is a musical tour de force. They expertly blend pop and psychedelia for a myriad of sounds and join us for a performance of new songs on Morning Becomes …

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SXSW 2015 Day 5 & 6: Seinabo Sey, Amason, Best Coast, Twerps

Posted March 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,006 views]

Our first live broadcast from Austin was on Friday for Morning Becomes Eclectic and we had set up a makeshift studio in the restaurant next to FLOODfest so I could easily run out and see an band for a song or too.
The Sweden showcase started at 11am. I’ve been obsessing over the haunting yet infectious indie rock of Amason for almost a year now …

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SXSW Day 4: Tobias Jesso Jr, Ibeyi, Tei Shi, and More

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 973 views]
Tei Shi

When those of us who are SXSW alum talk about the “good ‘ol days,” often we’re referring to the time when you could hopscotch from club to club seeing a dozen bands in a matter of hours.
It’s been incredibly difficult to do the last handful of years, but something changed in 2015. All of the sudden, what seemed impossible is now possible again.
As I …

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SXSW 2015 Day 3: Wolf Alice, ODESZA, James Bay, BØRNS and More

Posted March 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,279 views]
Wolf Alice by Dustin Downing

Wednesday is a big day for KCRW at SXSW as we host TWO showcases — that’s 9 bands total!
Dark clouds have been hovering over Austin for much of the week, constantly threatening rain but never releasing more than a drizzle. That said, I was thrilled our day showcase was in the safe confines of the Convention Center’s Ballroom D.
James Bay was soundchecking when we …

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Twin Shadow Live on KCRW: “Eclipse” and “Turn Me Up” (SXSW Preview)

Posted March 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 655 views]

Twin Shadow’s appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic kicked off his upcoming tour and acted as a preview for the upcoming SXSW Music Conference since he is playing a bunch across Austin, including the Radio Day Stage.
Dark, cinematic and yearning, he showcases a grander sound on his third record “Eclipse”, his first on a major label (Warner Bros). It’s an epic sound with a New …

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