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Jim And Sam: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 227 views]
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A friend introduced me to this local duo about a month ago, almost as an after thought.
“Oh,” he said as we were in the middle of discussing a completely different topic, “I need to send you my friends’ song, it might be good for your radio show.”
I’m always excited to hear those words, especially from someone whose taste I trust as much as that …

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Mild High Club: Local Artist We Love

Posted February 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,497 views]
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Like lots of folks in LA, jazz musician Alex Brettin is from “somewhere else.” (Chicago, actually.)
But, one listen to Brettin’s Mild High Club and at first you’ll think he’s just from “way out there” and then you’ll conclude he is undoubtedly puro Los Angeles.
His hazy, sunshine superman sound can only come from having drunk of the waters of the LA River…if not at the very least from having scooped some into his …

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Harriet Brown: Local Artist You Should Know

Posted October 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,525 views]
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Part of the local Feels So Real family of artists, run by LA’s retro-sensual R&B outfit Rare Times, comes enigmatic, talented mulit-instrumentalist Harriet Brown.
Channeling wavy purple synth funk that’ll appeal to anyone vibing on the 90s MTV R&B of artists Toro Y Moi, Blood Orange, Kindness, The Artist Known as Harriet Brown is intending to set off a new era of sensual funk.
Below you’ll find …

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BØRNS: Local Artist We Love

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 11,959 views]
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From the very first seconds of this song I was sunk!
Buzzbands.la tweeted about it and the name – “10,000 Emerald Pools” – immediately caught my attention.
It sounded like something I wanted to experience as soon as humanly possible.
Even better – the song lived up to that incredibly descriptive name!
It’s from BØRNS (aka Garrett Borns),an artist originally from coastal Michigan who has taken up residence …

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Cherry Glazerr: Local Band We Love

Posted September 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,223 views]
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LA band Cherry Glazerr have had a big year. The band had a well-received debut released by the current kings of DIY power pop and garage rock Burger Records and haven’t stopped since.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that two of the members aren’t even old enough to vote yet.
As KCRW fans may guess, their name was inspired by our own news host Chery Glaser and …

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Odessa: Local Artist We Love

Posted September 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,848 views]
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A few months ago, a friend I trust in the music biz recommended I give Odessa’s “I Will be There” a listen. I liked it, but it wasn’t until I revisited it recently that I realized how special it is.
It’s a really sweet love song. I really like her voice and the lyrics are a meditation on love, dedication and loyalty.
Now, I can’t get …

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White Fence: Local Band We Love

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,824 views]
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If White Fence’s Tim Presley sleeps, it must be upon a bed of white polar bear fur floating on a cloud of pink smoke high above an animated George Dunning landscape.
But I doubt he does, as in the last 4 years, his White Fence project has released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums and a collaborative album with garage rock genius Ty Segall.
In approximately half …

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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 4,587 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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Wildcat! Wildcat!: Local Band We Love

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,391 views]
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I first encountered the band Wildcat! Wildcat! a few years back after stumbling across a track called “End of the World Everyday“ somewhere on the blogosphere.
This song captivated me from the get-go… a slow-burner with a spacey, cinematic intro that evolves into a tasty slice of synth-pop.  I was hooked…

Not sure if the song ever got a proper release, but I was happy to …

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Zella Day: Local Artist We Love

Posted June 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,569 views]
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Zella Day was raised in a small mountain town of Arizona and started her music career performing covers of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin in a coffee shop owned by her parents.
Cut to 2014. She now lives in Los Angeles and has a debut EP set for release via B3SCI (Jungle/Misun) in mid-August.
Jason Bentley instantly gravitated towards her first single “Sweet …

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