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Tei Shi Covers Beyonce – “No Angel”

Posted June 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 265 views]
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Argentinian-born, Brooklyn-based songstress Tei Shi’s songs have been described as everything from “bedroom music” and “mermaid rock” to “future pop” and “alt-R&B”.
On her debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the singer treated us to a few tunes from her Verde EP and threw in a cover of Beyonce’s “No Angel”.
She said she was drawn to it because it was a little grittier than a lot …

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The Berghain Chronicles – KCRW in Berlin

Posted June 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 411 views]
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(Berlin is one of the biggest exporters of culture in the world and KCRW is in the German capital to explore how the sister cities connect and much more.)
When I first told people I was going to Berlin, my music friends said I had to hit Berghain. It’s possibly the most famous nightclub in the world and people travel from far and wide to …

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Song Premiere: The Frightnrs Cover Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 734 views]
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It’s strange to hear a reggae remix of one of the most painful love songs of all time, but somehow The Frightnrs totally make it work — and makes me want to slow dance with my head on someone’s shoulder…on a Caribbean beach…at midnight…with a full moon shining down on us.
No matter what you’ve been through in your life as far as love and …

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Fandom: The Very Best on Gramps Morgan

Posted June 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 484 views]
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On the final day of their North American tour, The Very Best visited KCRW to record a live session in our studio which will air next month.
After the set, I asked the Malawian singer, Esau Mwamwaya, about what music he is spinning to keep his spirits up on tour.
He immediately replied, “Gramps Morgan!” — the keyboardist for the reggae band Morgan Heritage.
The band formed in …

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De Lux, Vetiver, Joy Williams and More on MBE This Week

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 427 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 23, De Lux have concocted the perfect mix of disco, post-punk and funk on their sophomore album, “Generation”. They have a knack for catchy, danceable tracks and we welcome them in the studio for a live set.
Wednesday, June 24, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel will visit Morning Becomes Eclectic and share music …

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Bilal, Jaga Jazzist, Surfer Blood, Cayucas and More on KCRW This Week

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 616 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 16, The long-running Norwegian jazz collective Jaga Jazzist have been experimenting with sounds for two decades and truly sound like no other band. Their latest effort “Starfire” is filled with otherworldly sounds that they will bring to our studio for a live set, with Garth Trinidad as guest host.
Wednesday, June 17, Soul …

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Fandom: The Sea and Cake on Jessica Pratt

Posted June 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,451 views]
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While hanging out in the studio after recording a session for KCRW, the Sea and Cake’s lead singer Sam Prekop launched into a passionate pitch for Jessica Pratt’s record On Your Own Love Again – saying that on their current tour, him and Archer Prewitt have been “unable to listen to any other record.” Sam says she “cast a spell” on them, adding that it’s …

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Tenacious D’s MBE Takeover & 2015 Festival Supreme Line Up

Posted June 8, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,459 views]
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Today, Tenacious D  announces their comedy and music festival line up on their Morning Becomes Eclectic takeover exclusively on KCRW!

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Tenacious D, Tei Shi, Seinabo Sey, FFS and More on KCRW This Week

Posted June 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 980 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, June 8, It’s a Tenacious D takeover! Jack Black and Kyle Gass join us at 10am to announce the 2015 Festival Supreme lineup and start some musical mischief.
Also on Monday, June 8, Argentinian-born, Brooklyn-based songstress Tei Shi’s songs have been described as everything from “bedroom music” and “mermaid rock” to “future pop” and …

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Best Coast, The Drums, Dawes and More Share Their Favorite Beach Boys Song

Posted June 5, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 3,330 views]
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The first album I was obsessed with as a child was the Beach Boy’s “Endless Summer”. I flipped those albums on our record player obsessively, recruited my neighbors to be a part of my choreographed dance routine to “I Get Around” and would lie on our living room floor dreaming of being a “California Girl” (I did it!!).
With the forthcoming release of the …

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