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Free Download: Fink Live on MBE

Posted September 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 574 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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Grab Exclusive Songs from Your Favorite Artists – Live on MBE!

Posted September 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 523 views]
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The array of artists that have performed in KCRW’s performance studio – from Tom Waits and Nina Simone to Arcade Fire and Adele – is truly mind boggling.
When artists walk into that space, something special happens. They’ll often throw in a new song or a cover or maybe just exceptional versions of the songs we already know and love.
There is no denying that live …

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KCRW Exclusive: Download a New Track from Mariachi El Bronx “New Beat”

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 6 Comments | 2,138 views]
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Mariachi El Bronx are back!
After returning to their punk rock roots as The Bronx last year, they’ll release a new album as their alter-ego on November 4.
The band recorded most of the album – “III” – over two weeks at a private countryside studio surrounded by woods (with no cell phone reception. The horror!)
We’re thrilled to premiere a track, which is available streaming and …

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Photos: Interpol at Mack Sennett Studios

Posted August 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 950 views]
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Interpol are back with one of their best albums yet and, even better, they seem to be having a REALLY good time playing it.
They were all smiles backstage last night after they debuted half of their new album — and some fan favorites –for a worldwide audience in a webcast presented by KCRW and NPR Music.
They ruled the Main Stage at LA’s FYF Fest …

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KCRW And NPR Music Present: Interpol Live Concert Webcast on August 26

Posted August 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,200 views]
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On Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. PT (10:00 p.m. ET) KCRW presents a live video webcast event featuring Interpol.

(Webcast will be viewable here starting at 6:30 pm PT // 9:30 pm ET)

Interpol celebrates the upcoming release of “El Pintor” (September 9th on Matador) — their first album in four years –with this special show for public radio audiences across the country.
The band’s 5th …

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Ty Segall Song Premiere: “Feel” (Album Version)

Posted August 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,519 views]
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In the short six or so years Ty Segall has been releasing music under his own name (not to mention the couple of years previous in the band Epsilons), he has been prolific enough to establish himself as a brand name.
And not merely a brand denoting a specific type of music, as his records all flirt around subtle but distinct garage rock varieties, from …

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Wannabe Jalva Song Premiere: “Miracle”

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 2,081 views]
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One of the great side effects of World Cup fever has been a focus on Brazilian bands.
Wannabe Jalva formed in 2010 and is taking full advantage of the extra attention.
The quartet released a track earlier this summer called “Mainline” that got written up in the NY Times and even opened for Pearl Jam.
They recorded their new album “Collecture” (due Oct 15) in their hometown …

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Audego: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,699 views]
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About a year ago, I discovered a future soul duo based in Melbourne called Audego.
I was immediately seduced by Carolyn’s airy, ethereal vocals & the beat heavy, progressive production courtesy of Pasobionic.
Audego’s music is nostalgic yet contemporary.
The duo clearly has taken cues from early 90′s R&B from the likes of Aaliyah and En Vogue and infused those styles with modern sounds as you would …

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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,732 views]
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Jason Bentley premiered the track “Lights Go Down” by LA artist WAZ on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we’re happy to offer it up as a free download!

It’s an uplifting pop anthemwith lots of oohs, heart-tugging guitar lines and a giant chorus –with a dash of the galloping folk that has been so ubiquitous lately.
For fans of Young the Giant and the Temper Trap …

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Eels Cover Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Posted July 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,807 views]
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Eels main man Mark Oliver Everett mostly lives in a muted space.
While he can come across as solemn if you’re being generous, he does have a sharp wit and the sort of self-deprecating humor that makes you think he’s doing it for the laughs.
Either way you slice it, he’s definitely not the kind of guy to wear salmon colored J.Crews, half rolled up the …

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