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St Vincent Made a Mix Tape for Us!

Posted April 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 458 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

What is St. Vincent listening to right now?
Annie Clark aka St. Vincent made a mix of music she’s currently enjoying for The Organist, a podcast from KCRW and The Believer magazine.
She is featured in the latest episode (just posted) where she gives us a tour through her personal music history. She sings along to some of her favorite songs and even reveals one she …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Boogarins, Katie Herzig, Neulore, Inventions

Posted April 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 925 views]
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Boogarins – “Erre”
Brazil’s Boogarins have created an excellent psychedelic pop record in “As Plantas Que Curam” (translated as Plants That Heal).  It came out last Fall on LA’s Burger Records but after rave reviews for their live show from SXSW, they got a second push. Band members Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz are still in their late teens and met while in school in …

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Beck, Pixies and More on KCRW This Week

Posted April 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 261 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, April 22, Hauschka is an experimental pianist based in Dusseldorf who integrates an assortment of toys into his piano playing. It’s a joy to watch and you can see it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, April 23, Beck’s latest album “Morning Phase” is among his very best. We’ll hear exclusive live …

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Photos: Beck Live on KCRW

Posted April 17, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,318 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

Tears were welling up in my eyes just one song into Beck’s live set for KCRW last night.
He started with “The Golden Age” off “Sea Change” then segued beautifully into three tracks from his new album “Morning Phase”, which is not only one of the best records of the year, but possibly one of his best overall. (It is also considered a companion to …

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Cage the Elephant Live on KCRW – “Telescope” Live Debut

Posted April 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 531 views]
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I feel like I take Cage the Elephant for granted.
They’re just about the nicest guys in rock music AND the most fun. They also write incredible songs.
This was their return visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic and MBE host Jason Bentley mentioned that we are watching them grow up before our eyes. It certainly feels that way.
When they were here in 2011, we compared them …

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Photos: MGMT Live on KCRW

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,126 views]
by Jeremiah Garcia

MGMT’s latest release, their 3rd full length, was a self-titled album.
That is always a meaningful gesture for a band. But just what it means to Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser is anyone’s guess because trying to get a straight answer out of them is near impossible.
Equal parts playful, sarcastic, and genuinely oddball, the duo seem like unlikely rockstars who are still coping with their …

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Cage the Elephant, Kelis, Bombay Bicycle Club and More on KCRW This Week

Posted April 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 587 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Wednesday, April 16, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant blasted back with their third album and they’ll bring their high energy pop punk sound to our studio live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 17, North London’s Bombay Bicycle Club have an interesting, layered take on indie pop that is always enjoyable in a …

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Local Band We Love: Xu Xu Fang

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,319 views]
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Xu Xu Fang — “Noir State Beach”
The start and stop of Xu Xu Fang’s “Noir State Beach” is seductive and hypnotic. The transition between the rock rumbling and the dreamy chorus really grabs your attention. A blast of pyschedelic droney rock with a sweetly sung middle. Like a raspberry filled chocolate bon bon.
The LA-based quintet recorded it in Mar Vista and it’s their first …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Eno * Hyde, Woods, Supreme Cuts, Aztec Camera

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,038 views]
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Eno * Hyde — “Daddy’s Car”
The announcement of a full album featuring a collaboration between super producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, and so many more) and Underworld’s Karl Hyde was enough to make Jason Bentley shout with joy and share the news on Facebook. (and I can tell you for a fact he doesn’t shout with joy very often). It seemed …

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KCRW Exclusive: Dawn Landes’ “Home” Video

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,367 views]
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Dawn Landes is touring with Bryan Ferry and if his vote of confidence is not enough, I’m here to tell you that her album “Bluebird” is one of my favorite albums this year.
They’re touring through the West Coast soon, with an LA date on April 15th at Club Nokia, and we’ve snagged the premiere of the video for “Home” as a treat for our …

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