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Andy Shauf, Ivan & Alyosha, Gang of Four, ODESZA and More on MBE this week

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Monday, April 20, Charming Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf made his album debut with a collection of seemingly lonely songs with optimistic touches that smartly color his tunes. We’ll feature a short set on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 10 o’clock hour.
Tuesday, April 21, Ivan & Alyosha have released a catchy folk-pop song as the …

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Andy Shauf Premieres New Song Live on KCRW: “Magician”

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 514 views]
Andy in the middle! Next to DJ Eric J Lawrence, who is in blue

Andy Shauf is an artist that a lot of KCRW DJs are excited about. With comparisons to Elliott Smith, his music saddles up nicely next to Nick Drake in a radio set.
DJ Eric J Lawrence recently hosted a live session with the Canadian artist, saying he “comes from that tradition of certain singer/songwriters who don’t rely on theatrics to convey their point in their …

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Sylvan Esso Live on KCRW: “Coffee”

Posted April 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 687 views]
Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

I had only heard glowing reviews of their performance at Coachella before Sylvan Esso arrived in our studio.
After seeing them myself at the Troubadour last year, I knew what we were in store for – Amelia Meath is an unrivaled frontwoman when it comes to delivering a performance you can’t keep your eyes off of, without ANY tricks whatsoever.
It’s just her. Her supreme confidence. …

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Sylvan Esso and More on KCRW This Week

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Monday, April 13, Between Coachella weekends, we’ve feature a performance from North Carolina-based electropop duo Sylvan Esso. Singer Amelia Meath of Mountain Man and producer Nick Sanborn of Megafaun joined forces for an excellent debut album that we’re excited to hear live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Monday, April 20, Charming Canadian singer/songwriter Andy …

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Other Lives Live on MBE – “Easy Way”

Posted April 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 499 views]
Jesse Tabish by Larry Hirshowitz

I love when I get to experience a band’s new music in a live setting first.
Other Lives treated us to songs from their forthcoming album “Rituals”, out next month. They played six new songs live on MBE, but they wrote 60 for their 3rd full length, over a period of 18 months.

The core trio moved from their longtime home in Oklahoma to Portland, seeking …

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Ride Live on KCRW – “Seagull”

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,567 views]
Jason Bentley and Ride. Photo by Brian Lowe

 
After a nearly 20-year break, hugely influential UK band Ride has reunited and they chose KCRW for their first U.S. show since they’ve reemerged as a band.
They played a live set on MBE this morning in advance of their Coachella appearance this weekend and they were in top form.

According to Mark Gardener, the band has stayed in touch and were aware that fans were …

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Ride, Other Lives and More on KCRW This Week

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Wednesday, April 8, Influential British shoegaze band Ride broke up in 1996 and have recently announced their reunion — a special performance at Coachella. Before they head out there, we’ll host their first live radio performance in 20 years on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 9, Dreamy and cinematic Other Lives are getting …

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Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Cover Elliott Smith — “Miss Misery” and More

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Seth Avett (of the Avett Brothers) and Jessica Lea Mayfield have been working on their Elliott Smith covers record for more than three years, recording for a few days at a time whenever they could find a chance.
Hearing his songs as duets completely changes the experience of listening to Ellliott Smith.
As Jessica told host Jason Bentley, the songs were lonely and now they have …

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Death Cab for Cutie, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tennis and More on KCRW This Week

Posted March 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 747 views]
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Monday, March 30, Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and singer Jessica Lea Mayfield join forces to celebrate the music of Elliott Smith on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, March 31, Death Cab for Cutie have been around for almost two decades and are charging forward with their first new album in four years, …

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Of Montreal and More on KCRW This Week

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Monday, March 23, We don’t usually associate the number 13 with good things but, in the case of the band Of Montreal, their 13th album is a musical tour de force. They expertly blend pop and psychedelia for a myriad of sounds and join us for a performance of new songs on Morning Becomes …

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