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KCRW Music Librarian Picks of the Week: Castanets, twain, Absolutely Free

Posted October 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 149 views]
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Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free. (Lefse)
Canadian trio Absolutely Free offer up their self-titled debut (well, technically there is a period in the album name).
It’s often tough to make a modern record with extensive electronic elements sound genuinely psychedelic, but they manage quite nicely, touching on just about every kind of music on the spectrum in mind-blowing fashion.

Castanets – Decimation Blues (Asthmatic Kitty)
Portland, OR-based artist …

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Friday Free For All: Run The Jewels + Denitia and Sene

Posted October 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 159 views]
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Run The Jewels – RTJ2
Late last night, El-P surprised everyone and dropped the new Run The Jewels album – entitled “RTJ2“- ahead of its originally scheduled October 27th release date and made it available as a free download.
RUN THE JEWELS 2 DROPS NOW!!!! #runthejewels killermikegto http://t.co/8u29pLI11O http://t.co/O1iAr7mUR4
— el-p (@therealelp) October 24, 2014

DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE
Let’s back things up for a second for the uninitiated; …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Leon Bridges, Niia, Penguin Prison, Lisa Mitchell

Posted October 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 545 views]
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Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”
On my first listen to this track, I had to go back and check whether it was brand new or very old.
It taps into some serious Sam Cooke-style soul and I wasn’t sure! I found it via Gorilla vs Bear, where I learned that that it’s from an artist named Leon Bridges, a singer/songwriter from Fort Worth who brought in …

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Ptaki: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 233 views]
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Polish DJ/production duo Ptaki (which means birds in Polish) flew into discerning listeners radars like a full on flock sometimes registers on an air traffic controllers screen awhile back with a ripping 7″ on the Very Polish Cut-Outs label a few years back. “Krystina” is a laid back groover that by edit standards stands out as a shimmering example of what a savvy editor can do …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Masquerade Edition

Posted October 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,016 views]
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In honor of KCRW’s Halloween Ball coming up on October 25, I wanted to share four new songs from bands on the bill.
Tickets are almost gone, but we’ll have a few available at the door as well. See the full lineup and find out more about our annual bash here.
Enjoy!
Les Sins – Why Ft. Nate Salman

Bonobo – “Flashlight”

Hollie Cooke – “Postman”

Tokimonsta – “Steal …

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Bands to Watch at CMJ 2014

Posted October 17, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,180 views]
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From KCRW Blog Contributor Nassir Nassirzadeh:
There’s an indescribable charm about experiencing the early engagements of a band or artist from different parts of the world with a motley crew of young college music program directors and their grown up and somewhat jaded adult versions in the music industry congregating in one small and smelly NYC bar or basement in the middle of daylight.
As a …

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Artist You Should Know: Museum of Love

Posted October 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 896 views]
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While James Murphy was the heart, soul, and face of LCD Soundsystem, drummer Pat Mahoney was it’s backbone.
Pounding the skins with metronomic precision for the group’s entire seven year run, Mahoney was the anchor of LCD’s muscular rhythm section.
Three and a half years removed from LCD Soundsystem’s final show at Madison Square Garden (immortalized in the film Shut Up And Play The Hits), Pat …

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KCRW Music Librarian Picks of the Week! Wampires, Ex Hex, S

Posted October 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 726 views]
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KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence shares three albums he added to the KCRW Music Library this week that should be on your radar.
Wampire – Bazaar (Polyvinyl) 
Portland, OR-based indie rockers Wampire live up to their creepy name, with the hint of a gothic flavor haunting their catchy tunes.  Touchstones include the Damned, the Horrors and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (whose Jacob Portrait produced …

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Favorite Fill Music from KCRW DJs

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 578 views]
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Every week we do a tally of the most played songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic (which you will see if you follow MBE on Twitter or Facebook!) and a curious one showed up on last week’s list.
It was a 2001 album by an artist named Outside, which Jason tends to favor as a music bed. One listen to the album and it’s easy to …

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A Few Crazy Covers: My Morning Jacket, Hall & Oates, Foreigner

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,288 views]
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Crazy Good: Lucius Covers My Morning Jacket
I didn’t know much about the female-led indie pop quintet Lucius before coming across this cover a few weeks ago.
Then I stumbled across the band at ACL and was really impressed by their track “Until We Get There”.

It’s on their debut album “Wildewoman”, released nearly one year ago, and they put out the cover of My Morning Jacket’s …

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