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

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,483 views]
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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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KCRW Exclusive: JD McPherson Shares His Precious With Us

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 2,148 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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Vampire Weekend’s BAIO Premieres “Needs” on KCRW

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,243 views]
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Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO and chose KCRW for his U.S. radio debut!
He was accompanied by a string quartet for much of the session and gave us a sneak preview of the new record, which will be out in Fall. He described it as two mini mixes — with catchy pop songs, alongside more dance-oriented tracks.
He’s …

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Song Premiere: The Frightnrs Cover Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,268 views]
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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 …

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Song Premiere: Jet Trash – “Baby C’mon” from Burger Records imprint

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,505 views]
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Jet Trash took their name from a line in a Tom Waits song though they have very little in common with him sonically. The San Francisco quartet have arrived with a gleefully relentless rush of a song that should kick off every single one of your summer road trip mixes.
With “Baby C’mon,” Jet Trash pays homage to their garage rock forebears (and contemporaries), but they imbue the track …

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Wild & Free – “Low Pressure” (Falqo remix) – KCRW PREMIERE!

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,606 views]
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If you had to pick parts of the world that were among the most vibrant for music-making at this particular moment in time, Los Angeles and Australia should probably make the short list. And despite the distance between them, nice collaborations are happening across the Pacific, with inspired results.
Take the new Falqo remix of Wild & Free‘s track, “Low Pressure.” The Australian newcomer (born …

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Tenacious D’s MBE Takeover & 2015 Festival Supreme Line Up

Posted June 8, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,864 views]
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Today, Tenacious D  announces their comedy and music festival line up on their Morning Becomes Eclectic takeover exclusively on KCRW!

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Best Coast, The Drums, Dawes and More Share Their Favorite Beach Boys Song

Posted June 5, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 4,183 views]
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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 …

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Pan Caliente: Bomba Estereo Song Premiere – “Soy Yo”

Posted June 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,062 views]
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Lets dance! The electro-cumbia, champeta-reggae, music heavyweights are back.

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Song Premiere: Novalima – “Santero”

Posted May 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,230 views]
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One of the things we take great pride here in the KCRW Music Department is having introduced a lot of our listenership to captivating music from around the globe.
From Tom Schnabel’s role as one of the definers of the World Beat genre, to Raul Campos’ frequent hosting of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), to various other of our DJs remixing tracks from artists …

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