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Young Fathers, Jessie Baylin and More on KCRW This Week

Posted May 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 434 views]
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Tuesday, May 26, Scottish hip hop outfit Young Fathers received one of the UK’s highest honors for music — the Mercury Prize – for their debut release. We’re thrilled to have them in the studio to share songs from their excellent follow up in a session hosted by DJ Anthony Valadez.
Thursday, May 28, Nashville-based …

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Lord Huron, Fool’s Gold and More on KCRW This Week

Posted May 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 652 views]
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Tuesday, May 19, Lord Huron has morphed from the solo project of Ben Schneider to a full-fledged band and their sound has grown with it. It’s a bountiful collection of texture and rhythm from one of our favorite local artists. Hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, May 21, After extensive touring, …

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Photos: Best Coast Live on KCRW

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 988 views]
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During an intimate performance at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, CA, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino told KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley that she wasn’t happy with their second studio album, “The Only Place“.
“Bummed” was the actual word she used.
She attributed this sensibility to a sophomore slump, the come-down from the epic heights they reached after their debut album saw so much success — …

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Photos: My Morning Jacket at Mack Sennett Studio for KCRW

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,814 views]
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My Morning Jacket played their entire new album, “The Waterfall“, in order from start to finish in front of a live audience for KCRW at Mack Sennett Studio last night before the initial kick off to their tour.
I have no doubt that if Jim James decided to become a cult leader, people would follow him anywhere.
He’s a cosmic warrior with a voice that manages …

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Kygo on KCRW Featuring Conrad, James Hersey and Parson James

Posted May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,087 views]
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Norwegian-based producer Kygo stopped by the famed Village Studio to record a live session for KCRW after his Coachella debut.
The rising star of EDM brought three incredible vocalists (Brisbane’s Conrad Sewell, Austria’s James Hersey, and Brooklyn-based Parson James) for this stripped down set of his piano-driven songs.

During soundcheck, they played around with a couple Michael Jackson songs (“Beat it” and “Black and White”) but …

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Kygo and More on KCRW Next Week

Posted May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 916 views]
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Monday, May 4, Norwegian-based producer Kygo is a rising star of EDM who flexes his songwriting ability with a stripped-down set featuring guests vocalists on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, May 13, My Morning Jacket’s first public performance of songs from their new album was in front of an enthusiastic crowd of adoring fans …

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Alabama Shakes, Shelby Lynne and more on KCRW This Week

Posted April 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,282 views]
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Monday, April 27, Morning Becomes Eclectic will feature a special performance by Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes, recorded the day before their album release at Apogee Studios. Tune in at 11:15am.
Wednesday, April 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 10am to share a few favorites, including a classic French song …

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Photos: Alabama Shakes Live on KCRW

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,491 views]
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Every time I’ve talked about the new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”, I describe it as a headphone record. It sounds intricately crafted, yet chock full of raw emotion. They lost none of the passion and intensity of their beloved debut, instead they built it out further in the form of new sonic sculptures.
But the question becomes, how does a headphone record, with …

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

Posted April 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,256 views]
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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 | 1,658 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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