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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Sondre Lerche, Christian Gregory, Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Barr Brothers

Posted September 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 208 views]
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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 …

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New Music From Warp Favorite Clark: “Unfurla”

Posted September 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 378 views]
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Christopher Clark is a long time personal favorite of mine.
His releases all occupy a perfectly comfortable space on the shelf with any and all of Warp Records’ finest.
Clark splits the difference between all of the labels’ elder statesmen and has carved out his very own style. The stark, clean productionof  Autechre, chaotic, polyphonic atmospherics of Aphex, soulful, moody introspection of Boards of Canada, Plaid’s pretty playfulness.
Clark does …

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Ariel Pink Plays Hard to Get

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 697 views]
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I suppose now that the first track is out I can talk about the Ariel Pink listening party I went to several weeks ago where some LA cats got a preview of his forthcoming album.
Needless to say it was a sublimely strange and completely lysergic fever dream of a listen, that left a lot of listeners blissfully weirded out.
At one point, my good friend …

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The Music of Masquerade 2014! Exclusives, Re-Edits, Downloads and More

Posted September 9, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,218 views]
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KCRW’s annual Halloween fundraiser Masquerade returns on Saturday, October 25 from 9p to 2a at The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel. Tickets are on sale now.
With circus troupes, costume contests, burlesque performers, food trucks, and ghost stories, music is just part of the fun and we’re proud to announce this year’s lineup!
MASQUERADE 2014 FEATURING
DJ Sets by:
BONOBO
LES SINS
CHRIS MALINCHAK
+13 KCRW DJs,  including Music Director Jason Bentley
Live …

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Raury: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 580 views]
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Barely 18 years old and having already been the subject of a recent New York Times profile and hand-picked as the opener for Outkast‘s big homecoming show in Atlanta this month, the buzz surrounding Raury throughout the summer has reached a deafening roar. (Editor’s Note: He’s featured on a track by SBTRKT released today)
The release of Raury‘s debut album, “Indigo Child“, seems to mostly …

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The Black Madonna: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 4, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 946 views]
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As aliases go, I can’t quite think of a better, more awesome name than The Black Madonna.
Evocative in a dozen different ways, it befits Chicago DJ/Producer Marea Stamper.
Apart from being that rarest of mythical creatures, “a woman DJ/producer” she also just actually happens to do it better than most (regardless of gender.) Her style rips through a whole spectrum of sounds from disco to techno to house with …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: The Drums, Odesza, Robert Plant, Redinho

Posted September 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,754 views]
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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.

ODESZA …

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Joel Hood: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 691 views]
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Hailing from North Yorkshire, producer Joel Hood creates blissfully melancholic electronic pop that is both as big as a sunset and personal as a whisper. His work sounds like the work of a person who listened to nothing but Air France for months, because he did. The CD got stuck in his car player and what was probably initially really frustrating became an immersive experience …

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Beck Remixed by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole – “I Won’t Be Long”

Posted August 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 758 views]
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KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole has a distinctive sought-after approach to his remixes.
If you’ve ever seen the man, you won’t be surprised to hear he’s got a thing for vintage.
He loves all things analog and when he was approached about remixing Beck’s “I Won’t Be Long” – based on his remix of David Bowie’s “Golden Years”—he knew exactly what he wanted to do.
He wanted to …

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Photos: Interpol at Mack Sennett Studios

Posted August 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 883 views]
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Interpol are back with one of their best albums yet and, even better, they seem to be having a REALLY good time playing it.
They were all smiles backstage last night after they debuted half of their new album — and some fan favorites –for a worldwide audience in a webcast presented by KCRW and NPR Music.
They ruled the Main Stage at LA’s FYF Fest …

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