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Song Premiere: Novalima – “Santero”

Posted May 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,432 views]
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One of the things we take great pride here in the KCRW Music Department is having introduced a lot of our listenership to captivating music from around the globe.
From Tom Schnabel’s role as one of the definers of the World Beat genre, to Raul Campos’ frequent hosting of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), to various other of our DJs remixing tracks from artists …

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Tish Hyman: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,729 views]
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Last week I was poking around and hit on this video for Tish Hyman’s “Subway Art”.
I was floored.
Even if you didn’t speak English, you could feel what “Subway Art” was about. The pain and vulnerability in her delivery bleed through every note of the song.

Her talent as a rapper and singer are undeniable, then add the fact that there’s a real message in what …

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Private Agenda: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,415 views]
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It’s about this time of year when people all over the world begin clamoring to declare a Song of the Summer™.
With that in mind, I’d like officially cast my ballot for “Deja Vu,” the debut single from Berlin-based trio Private Agenda

I’ve listened to this song A LOT, and I still get a deep sense of satisfaction every time I hear the opening notes which …

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Roisin Murphy: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,727 views]
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Irish artist Roisin Murphy has been getting spins on KCRW for about a year, ramping up in the last few months in advance of her new album “Hairless Toys”.
She first came to music fans’ attention as one half of the electro-pop duo Moloko, but she has become an acclaimed solo artist in her own right.
According to KCRW Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence, this new …

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Khruangbin: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 7, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,157 views]
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A couple of days ago, in the process of looking for more info on Bill Brewster’s forthcoming 3rd Late Night Tales comp, came across an image for a bright 10″ album cover that looked like a cross between 1996′s James and the Giant Peach and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Since I have the attention span of a Labrador Retriever, the inscrutable band name in a clean white …

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Jodie Abacus: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,202 views]
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Hailing from the UK, Jodie Abacus provides deep, heartfelt songs stemming from real life experience.
With a radio DJ as a father and a fascination with MTV, connecting to audiences has always been his biggest priority.
Listeners can feel the intimacy of Abacus sitting in a dark room with his keyboard writing these songs, as he did in his breakout single “I’ll Be That Friend”.
This upbeat, …

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This Soft Machine: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,474 views]
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Borrowing some titular inspiration from William S. Burroughs, like Robert Wyatt before him, Australian DJ/Producer Tim Sullivan called his music project This Soft Machine. 
Making it’s debut on Eskimo Recordings in April, This Soft Machine has less in common with the Canterbury sound and more to do with the LCD and !!!. Sullivan’s first single has a pair of cool cuts and features instrumentation from Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE a​nd Cut …

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Pan Caliente: 60 Tigres

Posted April 13, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,160 views]
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New Music is pretty much what we live for over here at Pan Caliente.
And when it mysteriously comes from a band that was rumored to have split up back in 2012 it’s even more exciting.
60 Tigres, a band that formed in the musical mecca of Monterrey, Mexico, about 9 years back, returns with a new album and tour dates to boot.
“Hay Más”, the lead …

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Your 33 Black Angels: Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere)

Posted April 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,698 views]
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Bands like to be mysterious these days.
Like “we don’t have a bio” kind of mysterious.
Your 33 Black Angels are kind of like that.
They’ve been around for a while – I still break out their 2008 album, “Tales of My Pop-Rock Love Life“, every so often.
They are based out of Brooklyn and are non-infrequent performers at East Coast venues.
Their line-up seems fluid.
They play a fairly …

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Day Wave: Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere)

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,051 views]
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Jackson Phillips is one half of the California-based electro-pop duo Carousel, but like many talented musical types, he’s got other irons in the fire.
His new solo project, Day Wave, has been, ahem, making waves on the internet with a handful of tracks that have excited much of the taste-making community with their easy-going, uber-catchy vibe.
We’re excited to premiere Day Wave’s latest offering: a sun-drenched, …

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