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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Leon Bridges, Niia, Penguin Prison, Lisa Mitchell

Posted October 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 78 views]
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Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”
On my first listen to this track, I had to go back and check whether it was brand new or very old.
It taps into some serious Sam Cooke-style soul and I wasn’t sure! I found it via Gorilla vs Bear, where I learned that that it’s from an artist named Leon Bridges, a singer/songwriter from Fort Worth who brought in …

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Artist You Should Know: Museum of Love

Posted October 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 804 views]
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While James Murphy was the heart, soul, and face of LCD Soundsystem, drummer Pat Mahoney was it’s backbone.
Pounding the skins with metronomic precision for the group’s entire seven year run, Mahoney was the anchor of LCD’s muscular rhythm section.
Three and a half years removed from LCD Soundsystem’s final show at Madison Square Garden (immortalized in the film Shut Up And Play The Hits), Pat …

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KCRW Music Librarian Picks of the Week! Wampires, Ex Hex, S

Posted October 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 652 views]
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KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence shares three albums he added to the KCRW Music Library this week that should be on your radar.
Wampire – Bazaar (Polyvinyl) 
Portland, OR-based indie rockers Wampire live up to their creepy name, with the hint of a gothic flavor haunting their catchy tunes.  Touchstones include the Damned, the Horrors and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (whose Jacob Portrait produced …

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James Bay: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 424 views]
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It was about a year ago when I first heard and met James Bay in Los Angeles. His first EP, “The Dark of The Morning” really drew me to him.
In the song “Move Together”, James sings with a thoughtful, old soul and his lyrics are beautiful. So when you meet him, you are amazed that he is only 24 years old.
With a deepness and …

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Boxed In: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 523 views]
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Boxed In is the brain child of London-­based producer Oli Bayston.
A friend of mine at Nettwerk Records made the mistake of playing some album demos for me earlier this year, and I’ve been overly eager to share these songs with you on KCRW ever since.
Originally I was told the album would come out this month (October), but it’s been pushed back to 2015. So …

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Harriet Brown: Local Artist You Should Know

Posted October 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 596 views]
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Part of the local Feels So Real family of artists, run by LA’s retro-sensual R&B outfit Rare Times, comes enigmatic, talented mulit-instrumentalist Harriet Brown.
Channeling wavy purple synth funk that’ll appeal to anyone vibing on the 90s MTV R&B of artists Toro Y Moi, Blood Orange, Kindness, The Artist Known as Harriet Brown is intending to set off a new era of sensual funk.
Below you’ll find …

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KCRW Song Premiere: Mansions on the Moon – “Truth”

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 762 views]
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It’s been a big year for LA via Virginia Beach band Mansions on the Moon.
The quartet – who have previously collaborated with N*E*R*D, produced for Mac Miller and toured with Wiz Khalifa – have offered up a few well-received dreamy, electro-pop singles in preparation for their full length debut release on October 22 and we’re happy to premiere their latest.
There are echoes of …

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KCRW Exclusive: Lily and Madeleine Cover Alex Turner’s “Stuck on the Puzzle”

Posted October 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,147 views]
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When Lily and Madeleine made their MBE debut earlier this summer, they played a new song to get us excited for their forthcoming album.
“Hold Onto Now” was one of the highlights of that session and is one of the best tracks on “Fumes”.
And to celebrate the album — out October 28 on Asthmatic Kitty Records – we’ve got a special premiere: The lovely sisters …

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I <3 New York Endless

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 707 views]
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Being from Philadelphia, I admittedly don’t have a lot of love in my heart for New York.
It’s in my DNA as a Philadelphian underdog to snarl at “The Big Apple” (which is the corniest nickname for city I’ve ever heard.)
Last time I checked apples don’t smell like pee, sell $15 packs of cigarettes or charge thousands of dollars in rent for a closet.
Still, I gotta respect …

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BØRNS: Local Artist We Love

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 764 views]
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From the very first seconds of this song I was sunk!
Buzzbands.la tweeted about it and the name – “10,000 Emerald Pools” – immediately caught my attention.
It sounded like something I wanted to experience as soon as humanly possible.
Even better – the song lived up to that incredibly descriptive name!
It’s from BØRNS (aka Garrett Borns),an artist originally from coastal Michigan who has taken up residence …

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