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White Fence: Local Band We Love

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 757 views]
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If White Fence’s Tim Presley sleeps, it must be upon a bed of white polar bear fur floating on a cloud of pink smoke high above an animated George Dunning landscape.
But I doubt he does, as in the last 4 years, his White Fence project has released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums and a collaborative album with garage rock genius Ty Segall.
In approximately half …

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Fandom: The National on Liars

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 931 views]
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The National’s Scott Devendorf answered the ‘Fandom’ call with the L.A. to New York dance rock band Liars who have been incorporating the driving beats of electronica into their unique brand of rock.
“I’ve enjoyed following the dark, mystic trail, from Liars’ earliest records “They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top” and “They Were Wrong So We Drowned” with …

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Mr. Scruff and More on KCRW This Week

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 737 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, August 14, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff is a DJ and a producer who is always evolving. His latest release is a bit more stripped down than his previous work, but with a good amount of gritty funk and stony soul. He’ll join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live set at 11:15am.
Monday, August …

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Friday Free for All: Laura Mvula and Point Point

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,013 views]
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Laura Mvula with the Metropole Orkest – “Make Me Lovely”
Soul chanteuse Laura Mvula burst onto the scene last year with her debut album, “Sing To The Moon”, an album of prodigious grandeur that felt both timeless and out of time.
So how will Ms. Mvula top the epic epicness that was “Sing To The Moon”?
BY MAKING IT EVEN MORE EPIC!
Laura Mvula has re-recorded all …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 8/4/2014

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,079 views]
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Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
They Want My Soul is the band’s eighth full length album.

2

Jungle
“Jungle”
Jungle is the debut release from the British duo.

3

The Acid
“Liminal”
Liminal is the debut full length release from the British trio.

4

Alt-J
“This Is All Yours”
This Is All Yours is the second album by English rock band.

5

Nikki Lane
“All Or Nothin”
All Or Nothin is the second album from the Nashville native, produced by …

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Jeremy Sole + Atropolis Remix Dom La Nena – “Batuque”

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,438 views]
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Brazilian-born, Paris-based musician Dom La Nena made her U.S. radio debut on KCRW and we were all big fans of her album “Ela”.
When asked to remix a song, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole said he would only do it if he could use “Batuque”. It’s totally unlike any of her other songs, favoring a Brazilian groove with ritualistic drums and chanting over her normal singer-songwriter …

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Glen Hansard and Sam Beam Cover “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 3,199 views]
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Last April, KCRW hosted a very special evening of music with Glen Hansard (Swell Season) and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine). They took turns playing their stunning original material before uniting for two covers they worked on during soundcheck.
We’ve never released any of the audio from that night and it never aired on the station.
But, in honor of them sharing a stage at the …

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Jeff Buckley Covered by Lex Land: “Everybody Here Wants You”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,014 views]
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Last week, KCRW’s award-winning storytelling show Unfictional aired an incredible story produced by BBC Radio 4on Jeff Buckley.
The musician, who drowned at the age of 30, has always been the subject of fascination, as many talented artists who die way too young are.
He was supremely talented and the radio piece tells the story of the night that started his legend.
We have a history with …

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Fandom: The Naked And Famous on Owl John

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 964 views]
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New Zealand’s The Naked And Famous will be just one of the amazing artists taking the stage at this years First City Festival in Monterey, CA and in preparation of the event, we thought we’d ask them about another artist that they are excited about as part of our Fandom series.
Frontman Thom Powers recounts the last time he felt the dizzy anxiousness before seeing …

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Listen to a Lost Song from Mark Duplass

Posted August 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,891 views]
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Mark Duplass has done a LOT.
Any mention of his name and I guarantee there will be a chorus of different projects he’s been involved in — The League! The Mindy Project! Tammy! – to his mumblecore roots and indie films like “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The One I Love”, which was a Sundance favorite this year and opens in theaters soon.
BUT a lot of …

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