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Vox: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 30, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 470 views]

Sarah Winters, aka Vōx, cold tweeted a SoundCloud link at me one day in late December, with a very bold: “Hey, I think you will like my music.”
It was her latest song (at the time) “Better” and something about her profile picture –where she is laying on the grass, enveloped in a stunning red robe — compelled me to listen.

The vocals-driven, stripped-down composition features a very …

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Top 10 Moments from the Newport Folk Festival

Posted July 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 472 views]
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With a line up that includes James Taylor, Langhorne Slim and the Law, My Morning Jacket, and Hozier, we sum up our favorite moments from this past weekend’s festival.

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Song You Should Listen To Right Now: Here We Go Magic – “Falling”

Posted July 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 754 views]

Allow me to introduce you to your new ear worm. This is one of those songs to put on in the morning to start your day off right, or at around 3pm when coffee just isn’t doing it.
New York band Here We Go Magic will be releasing its fourth album, Be Small, on October 16 via Secretly Canadian. Check out the video for “Falling” …

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This is Why You Don’t Want to Miss KCRW & The Annenberg Foundation’s Next Sound In Focus

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,631 views]
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This past Saturday, one of the crown jewels of this year’s KCRW Summer Nights series of free events, the 2015 Sound in Focus concerts in the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography in the heart of Century City,

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Korey Dane: Artist You Should Know (+ Free Download!)

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,453 views]

A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Jamie Strong who is one of the label heads of Innovative Leisure (Hanni El Khatib, Rhye, Classixx).
He said, “I wanted to hip you to a new artist of ours by the name of Korey Dane. He’s a local kid and we haven’t announced anything yet, but his album will come out in October …

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Penguin Prison, Tom Schnabel and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 467 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 27, Penguin Prison continues to evoke ‘80’s synth pop on his latest album and he’ll bring the dance party into our studio for a live session.
Wednesday, July 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel visits MBE to share some magnificent Malian music from Bassekou Kouyate and Les Ambassadeurs.
Tuesday, August 4, Soul man Leon …

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Pan Caliente: Sexy and Groovy Sounds from Astro

Posted July 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,041 views]

Astro is back!
Today, these Chilean, musica indie pioneers, and one of my favorite bands, release their third album, Chicos de la Luz.
It’s been about 3 years since I’ve heard anything new from these guys, and I was scared when I heard their lead singer, Andres, had a side project he’d been working on… but then the announcement came to my inbox about this new album …

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Xponential Festival Live Stream!

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,604 views]

This weekend watch some of your favorite KCRW artists live from WXPN‘s XPoNential Music Festival in Philadelphia! Stream sets from Dawes, Calexico, First Aid Kit, Lord Huron and Courtney Barnett (full schedule below…note Eastern Standard Time).
The live stream is in partnership with VuHaus. Stay tuned to VuHaus for KCRW content, live concerts and music discovery from a nationwide network of public radio stations.
3 DAYS. …

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KCRW Exclusive: JD McPherson Shares His Precious With Us

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 2,134 views]
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It’s hard to describe authenticity. It’s one of those ‘you know it when it comes around’ things.
From his first release, Signs and Signifiers, Oklahoma native JD McPherson always seemed to have it. It’s as if he emerged from a late ’50s time capsule, but with an sonic quality that allows us to appreciate every nuance of his thoroughly seasoned band as well.
I’ve never seen …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 7/20/2015

Posted July 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 834 views]

Biao – “The Names”
Leon Bridges – “Coming Homer”
Chemical Brothers – “Born in the Echos”
Thundercat – “The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam”
Orb – “Moonbuilding 2703 Ad”

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