KCRW Charts »
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love”
Leon Bridges – “Coming Homer”
Cayucas – “Dancing At The Blue Lagoon”
Jamie XX – “In Colour”
De Lux – “Generation”
Best New Music »
As a longtime subcultural icon, cellist Arthur Russell was a musician of remarkable esteem and talent.
Throughout the late 70s and early 80s, Russell collaborated with everyone from Phillip Glass to the Talking Heads to Bootsy Collins. His early 80s No Wave disco experiments as Loose Joints and Dinosaur L were light years ahead of their time and created the template for New York’s dance-punk movement in the early …
Best New Music, KCRW Exclusive, mp3 Stream »
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 …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
We hung out with Cayucas before their live performance today on Morning Becomes Eclectic and made them play “This or That”. Plus photos from their set.
KCRW Presents »
We are all under Dan Deacon’s spell. Photos from his live show at the Echoplex
KCRW Exclusive, Uncategorized »
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 …
Like lots of folks in LA, jazz musician Alex Brettin is from “somewhere else.” (Chicago, actually.)
But, one listen to Brettin’s Mild High Club and at first you’ll think he’s just from “way out there” and then you’ll conclude he is undoubtedly puro Los Angeles.
His hazy, sunshine superman sound can only come from having drunk of the waters of the LA River…if not at the very least from having scooped some into his …
Best New Music, mp3 Stream »
I’ve always loved “Wild Heart” but after I saw this video of Stevie Nicks singing an early version of it backstage while getting her make-up done, my love for the song just grew my leaps and bounds. It’s so pure.
It sincerely gives me chills every time I watch it.
Interestingly enough, it was this video that prompted KCRW DJ Valida to cover the track.
More from …
DJ Top Ten Lists, Uncategorized »
KCRW’s Most Played Artists of 2014
1) Little Dragon
4) Ray LaMontagne
We hosted 125 performances on Morning Becomes Eclectic this year and the variety of artists was pretty stunning, from the experimental electronics of Daniel Lanois to dueling guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, the funky jams of Chromeo, and full on rock-out sessions from Ty Segall and Sleepy Sun.
We hosted longtime favorites like Beck, Pixies, David Gray and Roseanne Cash and the live radio debuts of …