Songs You Should Listen to Right Now
Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Mainland NYC, Alice Smith + Dave Sitek, Teammate, Nicole Willis + Bosq
Mainland NYC – “Leave the Lights On”
I heard this song thanks to a Twitter exchange between KCRW DJ Jason Kramer and Twitter’s Head of Music Bob Moz.
Two minds I trust, so I had to take a listen and it was love at first note!
A driving pop-rock song that grabs you instantly. I’m willing to bet you find yourself singing “leave the lights on” in …
I’m always thankful for music; how it unites us, inspires us and makes us all feel a little less alone.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are four songs you should hear that are delightful new interpretations (remixes, reworks, covers, etc) of already great songs.
“Seasons (Waiting on You)” — BadBadNotGood Reinterpretation
Future Islands have had an amazing year.
They released the record “Singles” with high hopes and …
Urban Cone – “Sadness Disease”
Workouts are a great time to listen to new music and a little Swedish pop goes a long way, especially when you’re repeatedly running up and down flights of stairs.
This high energy track is super infectious and is all the motivation you’ll need to do just about anything.
The quintet is composed of Rasmus Flyckt, Magnus Folkö, Tim Formgren, Emil Gustafsson, …
Travis Bretzer — “Promises”
There is a sweet simplicity to this song that I love – and the fact that it will be included on an album called “Waxing Romantic” pretty much tells you everything you need to know. It’s got a breezy 70’s vibe as he ruminates on his relationship.
It will be on the debut full length from Canadian artist Travis Bretzer (out February …
Marian Hill – “Got It”
Marian Hill is actually a duo!
A Philadelphia electronic pop duo Marian Hill comprised of Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting).
DJ Aaron Byrd is a big fan of this band, who definitely have some 90’s vibes ala En Vogue, Mary J Blige and Aaliyah with that hip hop “boom bap”, as he says.
Coves – “Fall Out of Love”
I don’t know …
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 …
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.
Les Sins – Why Ft. Nate Salman
Bonobo – “Flashlight”
Hollie Cooke – “Postman”
Tokimonsta – “Steal …
Motopony – “Get Down”
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from our Seattle friends Motopony but it was totally worth the wait considering the excellence of their track “Get Down”.
If you need a little Monday motivation, this propulsive track should help.
The song is on a 5-song EP called “Idle Beauty”, released earlier this month.
Wet – “Dreams”
“Some days just aren’t good for anything at all”
I hear …
Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Sondre Lerche, Christian Gregory, Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Barr Brothers
The Barr Brothers – “Love Ain’t Enough”
This one is a doozy – it’s so beautifully dreamy.
The song is so good I don’t want to write too much but, man, that falsetto right before the chorus really just cuts through.
Proving once again that love is the best songwriting topic of all time.
The Montreal-based band (which we first wrote about back in 2011!) recorded some of …
The Drums – “Kiss Me Again”
The Drums have consistently released great music since they first came on our radar in 2009. They’ve always had a surf-pop vibe but, on their latest single, their love for bands like Joy Division comes through.
Singer Jonny Pierce has us hooked with the infectious “Kiss Me Again”. It will be on their forthcoming album “Encyclodpedia”, out later this month.