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Private Agenda: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,319 views]

It’s about this time of year when people all over the world begin clamoring to declare a Song of the Summer™.
With that in mind, I’d like officially cast my ballot for “Deja Vu,” the debut single from Berlin-based trio Private Agenda

I’ve listened to this song A LOT, and I still get a deep sense of satisfaction every time I hear the opening notes which …

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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 | 1,484 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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Roisin Murphy: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,637 views]

Irish artist Roisin Murphy has been getting spins on KCRW for about a year, ramping up in the last few months in advance of her new album “Hairless Toys”.
She first came to music fans’ attention as one half of the electro-pop duo Moloko, but she has become an acclaimed solo artist in her own right.
According to KCRW Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence, this new …

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KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole at Manifest Justice Closing Party THIS Saturday

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 828 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 | 913 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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Friday Free For All: Major Lazer, The Drums x RAC, & Duke Dumont

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,495 views]

Major Lazer – “Lean On” [Remixes]
You can always count on Major Lazer to come through with at least a couple of incredible summery, sun-kissed singles on every album.
On their first album, “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do“, it was “Keep It Goin’ Louder” and “Can’t Stop Now” (you could also make a strong argument for “Pon De Floor” and you wouldn’t be wrong).
2013′s “Free The …

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Photos: My Morning Jacket at Mack Sennett Studio for KCRW

Posted May 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,729 views]
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My Morning Jacket played their entire new album, “The Waterfall“, in order from start to finish in front of a live audience for KCRW at Mack Sennett Studio last night before the initial kick off to their tour.
I have no doubt that if Jim James decided to become a cult leader, people would follow him anywhere.
He’s a cosmic warrior with a voice that manages …

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Khruangbin: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 7, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,072 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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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 5/4/2015

Posted May 6, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,046 views]

1. Alabama Shakes — Sound & Color
2. Hiatus Kaiyote — Choose Your Weapon
3. Toro Y Moi — What For?
4. Odesza — In Return

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The Chemical Brothers are Reborn…In The Echoes

Posted May 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,150 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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