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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Masquerade Edition

Posted October 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 690 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 | 710 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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Favorite Fill Music from KCRW DJs

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 508 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 | 1,188 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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Harriet Brown: Local Artist You Should Know

Posted October 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 529 views]
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Part of the local Feels So Real family of artists, run by LA’s retro-sensual R&B outfit Rare Times, comes enigmatic, talented mulit-instrumentalist Harriet Brown.
Channeling wavy purple synth funk that’ll appeal to anyone vibing on the 90s MTV R&B of artists Toro Y Moi, Blood Orange, Kindness, The Artist Known as Harriet Brown is intending to set off a new era of sensual funk.
Below you’ll find …

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Reznor and Ross Score Very Fragile “Spa Music” for Gone Girl

Posted October 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 483 views]
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With their third unnerving collaboration with film director David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have fashioned a dizzying and thoroughly hypnotic trip for Fincher’s version of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling suburban nightmare Gone Girl.
In a wonderful in-depth interview with the Wall Street Journal, Reznor claims that Fincher asked him to think of the “really terrible music you hear in massage parlors” as a starting point and …

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Suzanne Kraft’s Dude Energy

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 456 views]
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Local producer/DJ/allaroundraddude Diego Herrera wears a grip of hats. The dublab DJ is a lynchpin in Pharoahs, produces wavy House as Suzanne Kraft and is set to release a brand new heater of a 12″ under the name Dude Energy.
The 2nd release on producer Tornado Wallace’s Animals Dancing label, Dude Energy finds Herrera flexing slightly less ambient muscle and with overtly chuggy intention. The 3 …

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KCRW Exclusive: Lily and Madeleine Cover Alex Turner’s “Stuck on the Puzzle”

Posted October 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,107 views]
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When Lily and Madeleine made their MBE debut earlier this summer, they played a new song to get us excited for their forthcoming album.
“Hold Onto Now” was one of the highlights of that session and is one of the best tracks on “Fumes”.
And to celebrate the album — out October 28 on Asthmatic Kitty Records – we’ve got a special premiere: The lovely sisters …

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Paolo Nutini Covers “Spanish Harlem” Live on KCRW

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 986 views]
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From Led Zeppelin to Laura Nyro and, of course, Ben E King, the 1960 Leiber + Stoller + Spector track “Spanish Harlem” is a classic.
King first released it in 1960 (his first hit away from The Drifters) and there have been over 150 recordings of the song.
But it’s particularly interesting to hear a Scottish singer-songwriter with an Italian-sounding name take on a song about …

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KCRW Premiere: Henry Wolfe – “Encino”

Posted October 5, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 773 views]
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It has been three years since Henry Wolfe’s last album, “Linda Vista“, and if I had to wait yet another month to hear new music by LA’s favorite recluse, I might have actually become proactive and called the man about it.
But, lucky for both, I didn’t have to resort to scare tactics — a new four-track EP (out 11/11) ceremoniously graced my inbox just …

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