On a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, time ran out before Jose Gonzalez could play his cover of a song that he holds dear – “How We Walk On The Moon” by avant garde artist Arthur Russell.
A studio version of the cover was included on a benefit compilation for the HIV/AIDS awareness organization Red Hot.
In the liner notes, Gonzales said the track is …
Sarah Winters, aka Vōx, cold tweeted a SoundCloud link at me one day in late December, with a very bold: “Hey, I think you will like my music.”
It was her latest song (at the time) “Better” and something about her profile picture –where she is laying on the grass, enveloped in a stunning red robe — compelled me to listen.
The vocals-driven, stripped-down composition features a very …
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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Astro is back!
Today, these Chilean, musica indie pioneers, and one of my favorite bands, release their third album, Chicos de la Luz.
It’s been about 3 years since I’ve heard anything new from these guys, and I was scared when I heard their lead singer, Andres, had a side project he’d been working on… but then the announcement came to my inbox about this new album …
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This weekend watch some of your favorite KCRW artists live from WXPN‘s XPoNential Music Festival in Philadelphia! Stream sets from Dawes, Calexico, First Aid Kit, Lord Huron and Courtney Barnett (full schedule below…note Eastern Standard Time).
The live stream is in partnership with VuHaus. Stay tuned to VuHaus for KCRW content, live concerts and music discovery from a nationwide network of public radio stations.
3 DAYS. …
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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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The Very Best walked into KCRW’s studio running on just a few hours of sleep.
They were about to close out their North American tour with a show at the Roxy here in LA and stumbled in ready to close out strong and live up to their name.
Indeed, KCRW staffers kept magically appearing in the studio as they played, showing the magnetism of their exuberant …
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Lolawolf – everyfuckinday EP
Lolawolf is back!
After a stellar 2014 marked with the release of an EP and a heavily slept on full length, entitled Calm Down, the Brooklyn based trio led by Zoe Kravitz (that’s right – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s kid) just put out a free five track EP called everyfuckinday.
On the whole, the EP is a bit edgier than the pop/R&B …
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On the heels of LAMC week in New York – thee “Latin Alternative” conference for the music industry – the already established gents over at Riot Fest in Chicago, have partnered up with a couple Latin-based media outlets and brought forth one of the biggest billed, multi-day music festivals, musica indie has ever seen in the U.S.
Ladies & Gentlemen… get ready for Ruido Fest …
Chicago based band Blah Blah Blah have cultivated a modest, devoted following in the last few years since releasing two albums and touring, all independently.
Pioneers of what they call Ballroom Rock, the band produces beautiful harmonic music that echoes soulful moments of The Smiths with lead singer Solomon David taking after Morrissey’s vocal tone and arrangement style.
Preparing for the release of a new full …