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KCRW Video Premiere: Atmosphere – “Fortunate”

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,018 views]
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Generally speaking, the state of the music industry is in critical condition.
The industry’s award winning “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” is a blonde Australian girl. Even with people curiously buying vinyl again, album sales are at an all time low.
After 25 years of grinding, Minneapolis’ underground hip-hop kings, Atmosphere have proven against all odds, that survival (and relevance) in (or outside) the game is absolutely possible, if not …

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The New Basement Tapes; Video and Interview With Anne Litt

Posted November 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 609 views]
The New Basement Tapes by Paul Moore. (From L to R: Taylor Goldsmith, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Anne Litt, Rhiannon Giddens, Jim James.)

For the uninitiated, The New Basement Tapes are a newly formed, one-off group of artists brought together by the legendary producer T Bone Burnett after he was personally given a box of lyrics written by Bob Dylan.
The lyrics came from a major writing session in 1967 , when Dylan invited some fellow musicians (who later became The Band) to upstate New York for some …

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Waters Debut New Track “Up Up Up” Live on KCRW

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 808 views]
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The man behind Waters, Van Pierszalowski, told Jason Bentley he was not shying away from big choruses on their new record, slated for release in Spring.
They have an EP out now, but played a bunch of new tracks during their Morning Becomes Eclectic set this morning, including the radio debut of the ultra catchy “Up Up Up”.

Van said he aimed to make music for …

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KCRW Premiere: Talk in Tongues Remixed by Dungen

Posted November 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,515 views]
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Lots of folks can articulately argue that time is a loop.
Often times, the people who tend to have sorted it out are people deep in the throes of a psychedelic experience. I don’t think I’m one of those people, but…
Take for example this scenario: In actuality it begins over 40 years ago, but let’s start about 15 years ago when Swedish psych-rockers Dungen start mining their country’s INSANE legacy of 70s super fuzzed out, …

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KCRW Exclusive: All 45′s Guest DJ Set from J Rocc!

Posted November 4, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,294 views]
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You ever see those videos of DJs standing around, having a smoke and just hanging?
This might be the end of the era where the DJ had to match beats based on feeling, rhythm and foot taps. I see it weekly sometimes. And there is nothing wrong with it. You adapt or you fade.
But DJs like J Rocc are of a different cloth.
Constantly moving and …

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

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,075 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 | 1,730 views]
Photo by Julien Bourgeois

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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KCRW Premiere: Henry Wolfe – “Encino”

Posted October 5, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,202 views]
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It has been three years since Henry Wolfe’s last album, “Linda Vista“, and if I had to wait yet another month to hear new music by LA’s favorite recluse, I might have actually become proactive and called the man about it.
But, lucky for both, I didn’t have to resort to scare tactics — a new four-track EP (out 11/11) ceremoniously graced my inbox just …

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KCRW Premiere: Dead Times — “Better Off”

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,479 views]
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LA-based electronic-R&B outfit Dead Times seems right in line with where a lot of music is headed right now. Beats are big, but there are lots of different ways to serve them up.
Their recent single “Every Moment” is a sexy slow burner, but their brand new track “Better Off” is a joyful, “feel-good foot-stomper” that is more along the lines of a band like …

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Free Download: Fink Live on MBE

Posted September 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 922 views]
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UK artist Fink (aka Fin Greenall) is a longtime KCRW favorite. His new album was a bit of a departure from his previous work in that it was more of a collaboration with his band members and DJ Anne Litt describes it as “breathtaking.”
The band visited our studio on the day before the release of “Hard Believer” and played stripped down versions of select …

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