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Hanging Out With Cayucas

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We hung out with Cayucas before their live performance today on Morning Becomes Eclectic and made them play “This or That”. Plus photos from their set.

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LA Priest’s new single “Oino”, Blends Afrobeat & MTV Pop

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A substantial amount of time has elapsed since the enigmatic figure known as LA Priest released his single “Engine” which included a face melting rework by Erol Alkan.
Now, LA Priest (nee Sam Dust) has suddenly appeared with a brand new single “Oino“, from a forthcoming LP on Domino album, Inji.
The bubbly single is one of the most off the bat catchy singles I’ve heard …

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De Lux, Vetiver, Joy Williams and More on MBE This Week

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 23, De Lux have concocted the perfect mix of disco, post-punk and funk on their sophomore album, “Generation”. They have a knack for catchy, danceable tracks and we welcome them in the studio for a live set.
Wednesday, June 24, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel will visit Morning Becomes Eclectic and share music …

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Song Premiere: Jet Trash – “Baby C’mon” from Burger Records imprint

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,136 views]
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Jet Trash took their name from a line in a Tom Waits song though they have very little in common with him sonically. The San Francisco quartet have arrived with a gleefully relentless rush of a song that should kick off every single one of your summer road trip mixes.
With “Baby C’mon,” Jet Trash pays homage to their garage rock forebears (and contemporaries), but they imbue the track …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 6/15/2015

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Jamie XX – “In Colour”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-love”
Cayucas – “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”
Seinabo Sey – “For Madeleine”
Tei Shi – “Verde”

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Prinzhorn Dance School economize on their new LP

Posted June 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 693 views]
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No strangers to economy, Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn (aka Prinzhorn Dance School) have to date made a name for themselves fashioning slinky, minimalist, angular post-punk as a duo.
Although their sound hints at a range of artists from Young Marble Giants to Swell Maps to Pylon to more recent acts like The xx, Prinzhorn is it’s own very unique, haunting thing. On their newest work, Home Economics, the Brighton duo gave themselves …

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Wild & Free – “Low Pressure” (Falqo remix) – KCRW PREMIERE!

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,281 views]
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If you had to pick parts of the world that were among the most vibrant for music-making at this particular moment in time, Los Angeles and Australia should probably make the short list. And despite the distance between them, nice collaborations are happening across the Pacific, with inspired results.
Take the new Falqo remix of Wild & Free‘s track, “Low Pressure.” The Australian newcomer (born …

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Gardens & Villa’s newest “Fixations”

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Like Mad Max, Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa are survivors of the post blogcaplypse. But instead of brutal desert, their landscape is an Urban Outfitters hipster Jello mold the size of an Ikea. Their wasteland is a miasma of endlessly boring bands with dream poppy Izod shirts, ironic facial hair (which I didn’t even know was possible) and robo-playing youtube channels.
Quickly following up last year’s super solid Dunes album with a brand new album Music for …

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Bilal, Jaga Jazzist, Surfer Blood, Cayucas and More on KCRW This Week

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 686 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 16, The long-running Norwegian jazz collective Jaga Jazzist have been experimenting with sounds for two decades and truly sound like no other band. Their latest effort “Starfire” is filled with otherworldly sounds that they will bring to our studio for a live set, with Garth Trinidad as guest host.
Wednesday, June 17, Soul …

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The Summer of Optimal Optimo Music

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Optimo Music releases some killer new tracks from across the pond.

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