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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 5/18/2015

Posted May 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 271 views]


Alabama Shakes – “Sound & Color”

Sound & Color is the 2nd studio album from the American rock band.


My Morning Jacket
“The Waterfall”
The Waterfall  is the seventh studio album from the American indie rock band.



Hiatus Kaiyote
“Choose Your Weapon”
Choose Your Weapon  is the second studio album from the Australian neo-soul quartet.  See them live this week at the Roxy 5/20, and the Constellation Room 5/21.



Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-love is the third studio …

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Did Matt Dillon just take you on a date?

Posted May 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 361 views]

There’s something rugged and cool about Matt Dillon, like your friend’s hot older brother. He knows all the cool bands, smokes cigarettes behind the bleachers, then you giggle when he says, “hello” in his sultry voice.

Well, that is exactly what his recent picks on this Guest DJ Project reflects.
Today is your lucky day because he is taking you out.
First, he picks you up in his 59′ El Camino with Bing …

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Pan Caliente: Kanaku y El Tigre

Posted May 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,260 views]

When the entire blog community all across South America, hails your debut as one of the best records of the year, it raises insurmountable expectations for a simple Peruvian band trying to play feel good American, folk music in Spanish.
One would assume that the “sophomore slump” or “curse” is pretty much inevitable unless… unless you’re incredibly grounded and have more to offer than just …

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Song Premiere: Hercules & Love Affair Remix Sylvan Esso – “H.S.K.T. (Bleeps and Vox Mix)

Posted May 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,327 views]

The combination of Amelia Meath’s traditional folk style of singing and Nick Sanborn’s electronic beats, made Sylvan Esso one of the brightest spots of 2014.
Many of us here at the station had their self-titled debut on heavy rotation & H.S.K.T. (Head Shoulder Knees Toes) was one of those songs that just about everyone gravitated towards. It’s just one of those tracks that you just …

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KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole at Manifest Justice Closing Party THIS Saturday

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 780 views]

“MANIFEST JUSTICE” — a massive group art show and community event — has hosted music, art, workshops, and more all week long and concludes on Saturday, May 9 with KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and others on the decks.
It’s the last day to soak up the exhibit’s brilliant art and attend the Closing Party featuring music by theLIFT (JEREMY SOLE & DJ WISEACRE) plus special guest …

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Photos: Best Coast Live on KCRW

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 855 views]
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During an intimate performance at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, CA, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino told KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley that she wasn’t happy with their second studio album, “The Only Place“.
“Bummed” was the actual word she used.
She attributed this sensibility to a sophomore slump, the come-down from the epic heights they reached after their debut album saw so much success — …

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Khruangbin: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 7, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,996 views]

A couple of days ago, in the process of looking for more info on Bill Brewster’s forthcoming 3rd Late Night Tales comp, came across an image for a bright 10″ album cover that looked like a cross between 1996′s James and the Giant Peach and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Since I have the attention span of a Labrador Retriever, the inscrutable band name in a clean white …

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The Chemical Brothers are Reborn…In The Echoes

Posted May 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,095 views]

After a brief hiatus, The Brothers (Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons) are set to return this summer with their first new album in 5 years, “Born In The Echoes”.
Featuring inspired collaborations (as always) with artists St. Vincent, Cate Le Bon, Beck and previous collaborator Q-Tip, the album finds them in full stride. Not reinventing themselves, but rather delivering on the promise that they’ll work …

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FYF Fest 2015 Lineup Announced!

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FYF Fest has secured its place as one of the most highly anticipated music festivals in Los Angeles each year thanks to an always-creative and unexpected lineup.
Last year, the fest moved to LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park (with its indoor and outdoor stages) and returns there this year on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday August 23.
Festival founder Sean Carlson stopped by Morning Becomes …

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Pan Caliente: Cinco de Mayo Party Playlist

Posted May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,939 views]

If you must belt out “salud señoritas,” and “gracias amigos” to commemorate a very small battle that happened in the state of Puebla in 1862 (all while consuming massive amounts of margaritas), then you might as well do it in style with a killer soundtrack in the background!
We celebrate Mexico’s once victory over French forces with this proper Cinco de Mayo – Party Playlist… …

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