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[VIDEO] Hermitude’s high-energy MBE set: Chuck Inglish and SNOH guest

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 953 views]
SNOH performs with Hermitude (Photo: Erik Voake)

Hermitude played a special live set for Morning Becomes Eclectic this fall at Sonos Studio Los Angeles, and we’ll finally pull back the curtain on the complete performance TOMORROW (Nov. 20) on the show.
But for a sneak-peek, check out the standout performance of the Aussie’s smart and sultry “Hazy Love” featuring guest vocalist SNOH below. Chuck Inglish also made a guest appearance during the …

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KCRW Presents predicts your weekend: RAC, Mr. Little Jeans

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 405 views]
Mr. Little Jeans

The week before Thanksgiving tends to be a quiet one over here in the KCRW music bungalow and this year is no different. No new Presents confirmations to share with you, but there are two KCRW Presents shows to remind you about…
So it’s Friday and you’ve earned a fun night out, but where should you go? You take yourself and your friends to Club …

Revisited »

It’s Been 30 Years?! The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Psychocandy”

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 798 views]

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s landmark 1985 album Psychocandy turns 30 years old today.
Does this news takes you back to your own mid-’80s days as a sneering, black leather jacket-clad teenager? Does it set your mind adrift to that dark movie theater where you sat in 2003 realizing that Sofia Coppola possessed the power to make you feel at least 10% cooler by sheer …

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What Peaches has in common with Henry Rollins: Guest DJ set on MBE

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,134 views]

If you don’t know the teaches of Peaches, then you need an education.
The pop provocateur dropped in on Morning Becomes Eclectic yesterday (Nov. 17), to reveal some of the songs that made Peaches, well, Peaches. Note that her selection by the proto-punk rock band Suicide is also one of Henry Rollins’ faves from the group.
On top of that, Peaches — real name Merrill Nisker …

Album Preview »

Beliefs, Beat Happening, Kishi Bashi: Listen to the complete new albums

Posted November 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 418 views]

KCRW’s Album Previews — helmed by Eric J. Lawrence — offer a chance to hear new album releases in their entirety each week, prior to and just after release.

Whether you know it or not, Pacific Northwest indie-rock legends Beat Happening have been a major influence on what you listen to today, influencing the likes of Beck, the White Stripes, Deerhunter, Camera Obscura, Sleater-Kinney, and …

KCRW Rewind »

Celebrating PF Sloan: Listen to our interview and his classic music

Posted November 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 508 views]
PF Sloan

PF Sloan — the legendary musician, songwriter, arranger and producer — died this week on Nov. 15, of pancreatic cancer. He wrote or co-wrote some of the greatest pop and protest songs of the 1960’s, and was a key figure in the exciting Los Angeles music scene of that time.
I conducted this archived interview with Sloan at KCRW in 2006, which coincided with the …

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Squeeze ‘n’ Peaches ‘n’ Low ‘n’ more on MBE this week

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 543 views]
Low (Sub Pop)

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 16-20, 2015 on KCRW and

MONDAY, November 16, Minnesota band Low recorded their 11th studio album in the Wisconsin studio owned by Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver). With warm, layered harmonies and a fair amount of fuzz, Ones and Sixes is one of their best efforts yet. We welcome them …

Fandom »

5 Reasons To See The First Episode Of “Crate Diggers”

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 799 views]
Jason Bentley and Anthony Valadez (Photo: FM.TV)

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Tonight — Monday (Nov. 16) — marks the premiere of “Crate Diggers” on Fuse’s FM.TV website. KCRW’s Monday midnight marauder Anthony Valadez hosts an “introspective look at the vinyl records that inspire artists and writers,” so naturally he went straight to Morning Becomes Eclectic and Metropolis host Jason Bentley for this first episode, …

Special Programming »

An Ode to Paris: A Playlist

Posted November 15, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,188 views]
Artist: Jean Jullien

It was with a heavy heart that I hosted my show this weekend, after a week of horrible events in Bagdad and Beirut, a 7.0 earthquake in Japan on Friday and then this new act of extreme terrorism for the second time in a year in Paris (after the Charlie Hebdo shooting).
I thought I might air a minute of silence on the air and …

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Most Played Albums: Deerhunter Claims No. 1 Two Weeks In A Row

Posted November 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 602 views]
Deerhunter's Bradford Cox

Deerhunter — Fading Frontier
El Vy — Return To The Moon
Fat Freddy’s Drop — Bays
Disclosure — Caracal
Martin Courtney — Many Moons

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