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MBE welcomes Raury live in-studio this Thanksgiving week

Posted November 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 521 views]

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 23-27, 2015 on KCRW and
MONDAY, November 23: Raury has been on our radar since the release of his debut EP. The song “God’s Whisper” made a big impression on a handful of our DJs and solidified the teenager (yep, that’s right) as an artist-to-watch.
With his full-length debut, the Atlanta …

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HOT TRACK: Autolux returns to the “Soft Scene”

Posted November 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,116 views]

On Nov. 18 on KCRW, Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley premiered the brand new track “Soft Scene” by Autolux, who recently signed on to Danger Mouse‘s freshly launched label 30th Century Records.
Despite its title, “Soft Scene” is actually rather solid and crunchy, with its growling tones helmed by producer Boots, aka Jordan Asher. And if you don’t recognize the name Boots, let us …

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[VIDEO] Hermitude’s high-energy MBE set: Chuck Inglish and SNOH guest

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,234 views]
SNOH performs with Hermitude (Photo: Erik Voake)

Hermitude played a special live set for Morning Becomes Eclectic this fall at Sonos Studio Los Angeles, and we’ll finally pull back the curtain on the complete performance TOMORROW (Nov. 20) on the show.
But for a sneak-peek, check out the standout performance of the Aussie’s smart and sultry “Hazy Love” featuring guest vocalist SNOH below. Chuck Inglish also made a guest appearance during the …

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What Peaches has in common with Henry Rollins: Guest DJ set on MBE

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,483 views]

If you don’t know the teaches of Peaches, then you need an education.
The pop provocateur dropped in on Morning Becomes Eclectic yesterday (Nov. 17), to reveal some of the songs that made Peaches, well, Peaches. Note that her selection by the proto-punk rock band Suicide is also one of Henry Rollins’ faves from the group.
On top of that, Peaches — real name Merrill Nisker …

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Squeeze ‘n’ Peaches ‘n’ Low ‘n’ more on MBE this week

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 678 views]
Low (Sub Pop)

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 16-20, 2015 on KCRW and

MONDAY, November 16, Minnesota band Low recorded their 11th studio album in the Wisconsin studio owned by Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver). With warm, layered harmonies and a fair amount of fuzz, Ones and Sixes is one of their best efforts yet. We welcome them …

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Happy Birthday, Neil Young: Blitzen Trapper covers “Heart Of Gold”

Posted November 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,238 views]
Blitzen Trapper

Neil Young turns 70 years young today, so at KCRW we figured we’d get Ol’ Neil a present.
Blitzen Trapper joined Morning Becomes Eclectic live in the studio today (Nov. 12) wielding tracks like KCRW favorite “All Across This Land,” “Lonesome Angel,” and “Let The Cards Fall,” but this mid-tempo classic perhaps turned on a few new fans to the Portland rock band.
Blitzen Trapper’s latest …

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KCRW Radio Premiere: Bibio’s delicate new song “Petals”

Posted November 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,082 views]
Bibio (Warp)

Any day is a good day to find blissful sounds from Bibio waiting in my mailbox. The U.K. producer released a new song called “Petals” with a promise that more new material is on the way in Spring 2016.
It’s as delicate and beautiful as it sounds like it would be and we were happy to host the radio premiere on MBE this week.

While new …

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Blitzen Trapper’s Heart Of Gold is on MBE this week

Posted November 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 835 views]
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Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 9-13, 2015 on KCRW and

THURSDAY, NOV. 12: Portland-based band Blitzen Trapper have explored folk, country, psychedelia, and more in previous releases. All Across This Land is the eighth studio album in the quintet’s 15-year career and it shows them leaning towards a sunnier rock sound.
Spoiler Alert: They promised to …

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Bradford Cox of Deerhunter: ‘Music is truly asphyxiating on its own vomit’

Posted November 6, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,933 views]
Photo by Robert LaFond

Bradford Cox is the famously outspoken frontman for Atlanta-based band Deerhunter (as well as his equally excellent solo side project, Atlas Sound). Some have dubbed him a musical genius and the band’s latest release Fading Frontier is generating rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
Bradford also has a lot to say about the state of culture and music today, and he takes his art …

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Deerhunter ‘Escapes,’ Courtney Barnett evolves on MBE this week

Posted November 2, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 898 views]
Courtney Barnett

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 2-7, 2015 on KCRW and
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4: KCRW caught up with critically-acclaimed Australian singer/guitarist Courtney Barnett just hours before she opened for Blur at the Hollywood Bowl, one of the biggest shows of her career! She played us a short set of songs solo on electric guitar and talked …

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