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Heartless Bastards Song Premiere: “Gates of Dawn”

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 500 views]
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Austin rockers Heartless Bastards return with a new album called “Restless Ones” on June 16.
They’ve shared the first single from their 5th studio album, which was produced by Grammy-award winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) and recorded over 10 days at Sonic Ranch, a pecan orchard in El Paso.
Singer Erika Wennerstrom’s powerhouse vocals — husky, soulful and commanding — anchor their blues-driven …

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Jamie xx’s Quiet “Loud Places”

Posted March 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 282 views]

Without a doubt, one of this generation’s most talented and intriguing outfits, The xx have a white hot allure that revolves around their being virtually untouchable (even and possibly moreso to each other.)
Having seen them a number of times, most recently a few years back at Coachella, their music and dynamic all teeters on push/pull tension that feels like Oliver and Romy are Richie and Margot Tenenbaum on …

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Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Cover Elliott Smith — “Miss Misery” and More

Posted March 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 759 views]

Seth Avett (of the Avett Brothers) and Jessica Lea Mayfield have been working on their Elliott Smith covers record for more than three years, recording for a few days at a time whenever they could find a chance.
Hearing his songs as duets completely changes the experience of listening to Ellliott Smith.
As Jessica told host Jason Bentley, the songs were lonely and now they have …

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Dom La Nena Covers Gracias A La Vida

Posted March 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 996 views]
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Brazilian cellist and singer Dom La Nena has a sweet spot for Argentina, having spent her youth there to study her instrument.
On a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic we asked her to perform a cover of a song that she holds dear and she gifted us with her rendition of Chilean musician Violeta Parra’s “Gracias A La Vida”, one of her most renowned …

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Friday Free for All: Kendrick Lamar & Kenny Loggins remixes + Derevolutions

Posted March 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,113 views]

Kendrick Lamar Remixes
No matter what else happens in 2015, Kendrick Lamar‘s latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly“, has cemented its place on my end-of-year top 10 list.
It’s an record so weighty and complex in its ambition and execution that it makes most other albums released this year look D-League in comparison.
That’s on one level.
On another level, it’s also just a really fun album to …

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Jose Padilla’s Bright New Day

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 483 views]

Jose Padilla’s last (and most recent) release for International Feel was a deliciously woozy 12″ called “Solito“.
The totally Romantic diminutive of alone, “Solito” perhaps found Padilla exorcising some spirits of loneliness.
That release, however, was only the beginning of a budding new relationship with International Feel’s Mark Barrott. That relationship now in full bloom, has birthed a brand new Padilla release, “Day One” out this week.
A blissed-out sliver of beachy sunlight, …

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SXSW 2015 Day 5 & 6: Seinabo Sey, Amason, Best Coast, Twerps

Posted March 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,052 views]

Our first live broadcast from Austin was on Friday for Morning Becomes Eclectic and we had set up a makeshift studio in the restaurant next to FLOODfest so I could easily run out and see an band for a song or too.
The Sweden showcase started at 11am. I’ve been obsessing over the haunting yet infectious indie rock of Amason for almost a year now …

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SXSW Day 4: Tobias Jesso Jr, Ibeyi, Tei Shi, and More

Posted March 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,014 views]
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When those of us who are SXSW alum talk about the “good ‘ol days,” often we’re referring to the time when you could hopscotch from club to club seeing a dozen bands in a matter of hours.
It’s been incredibly difficult to do the last handful of years, but something changed in 2015. All of the sudden, what seemed impossible is now possible again.
As I …

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SXSW 2015 Day 3: Wolf Alice, ODESZA, James Bay, BØRNS and More

Posted March 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,319 views]
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Wednesday is a big day for KCRW at SXSW as we host TWO showcases — that’s 9 bands total!
Dark clouds have been hovering over Austin for much of the week, constantly threatening rain but never releasing more than a drizzle. That said, I was thrilled our day showcase was in the safe confines of the Convention Center’s Ballroom D.
James Bay was soundchecking when we …

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SXSW 2015 Day 2: Ryn Weaver, Kate Tempest, Gengahr, Songhoy Blues

Posted March 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,545 views]

I started my musical day with two very different female artists.
Ryn Weaver became instantly buzzworthy with the overnight success of her debut single “Octahate“, which has racked up more than 3 million listens on Soundcloud.

Earlier this week, she announced that her debut album “The Fool” is due in June and the title track was the highlight of her set at the Spotify House.
She has …

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