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Friday Free for All: Pools + Freeway + Girl Talk

Posted April 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 589 views]
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Pools – “Innertubes” Mix
Breathe a sigh of relief. You made it, Los Angeles.
The chill of those 50 degree evenings are but a distant memory and it is time for us to put collectively away our hoodies for safekeeping for another 8 months.
The arrival of Coachella foretells the dawn of another season of pool parties, weekend barbecues, and way too many options every weekend.
Just in …

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Dan Croll Covers Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Hello My Baby”

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 725 views]
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This week’s installment of We’ve Got It Covered is a tiny bit of a stretch since it’s more of a re-working or re-imagining of a song than a straight cover.
Still though, on his debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the U.K. artist recounted the story of how he came to find “Hello My Baby” and actually work with the legendary African a capella group …

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Dauwd: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 635 views]
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After a couple of  releases for Ghostly and remixes for Kompakt, London-based producer Dauwd, has just released his first EP for the Cologne-based dance music titan.
The “Kindlinn“EP sees the newcomer making a rather compelling shift from the UK sound he’s originally become known for and reinventing himself as a virtuoso of propelling house and romantic techno.
The title cut “Kindlinn” is a stunner that brilliantly echoes Matthew Dear’s groove, but has …

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Local Band We Love: Xu Xu Fang

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 991 views]
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Xu Xu Fang — “Noir State Beach”
The start and stop of Xu Xu Fang’s “Noir State Beach” is seductive and hypnotic. The transition between the rock rumbling and the dreamy chorus really grabs your attention. A blast of pyschedelic droney rock with a sweetly sung middle. Like a raspberry filled chocolate bon bon.
The LA-based quintet recorded it in Mar Vista and it’s their first …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Eno * Hyde, Woods, Supreme Cuts, Aztec Camera

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 775 views]
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Eno * Hyde — “Daddy’s Car”
The announcement of a full album featuring a collaboration between super producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, and so many more) and Underworld’s Karl Hyde was enough to make Jason Bentley shout with joy and share the news on Facebook. (and I can tell you for a fact he doesn’t shout with joy very often). It seemed …

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KCRW Exclusive: Dawn Landes’ “Home” Video

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,082 views]
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Dawn Landes is touring with Bryan Ferry and if his vote of confidence is not enough, I’m here to tell you that her album “Bluebird” is one of my favorite albums this year.
They’re touring through the West Coast soon, with an LA date on April 15th at Club Nokia, and we’ve snagged the premiere of the video for “Home” as a treat for our …

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Tycho’s Dreamy Sophmore Release “Awake”

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 771 views]
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San Francisco graphic artist turned electronic music wizard Scott Hansen, Tycho has long been a KCRW favorite.
Hansen’s brand of shimmery, shoegazey ambient recalls Ulrich Schnauss and is every bit as hypnagogic.
Layers upon layers of lush melodies and slow atmospherics swirl creating the sonic equivalent of a perfect sunset.
On his brand new full length album, “Awake“, Tycho builds on the sound he toyed with on his Ghostly debut …

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Warpaint and More on KCRW This Week

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 789 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, April 8, Local heroes Warpaint shot out of the gate in the late 2000’s with an acclaimed EP and packed live shows. Their sophomore release is fantastic and we’re excited to feature a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, April 16, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant blasted back with their third …

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KCRW Exclusive: Spanish Gold Covers The Ghetto Brothers’ “There is Something in My Heart”

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 2,267 views]
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Spanish Gold is a trio made up of drummer Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), guitarist Adrian Quesada (formerly of Grupo Fantasma) and guitarist and lead vocalist Dante Schwebel (City and Colour, formerly of Hacienda).
Their debut record “South of Nowhere” will be out in late May and we’ve been spinning the single “Out on the Street”, but I’m flipping out for a cover they’ll be releasing on …

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Vermont: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 847 views]
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Tapping into the sublime (subliminal?) qualities of their craft as designers of ecstatic dancefloor bangers, Innervisions’ Marcus Worgull and Danilo Plessow (aka Motor City Drum Ensemble) have joined forces to create something that seemingly flies in the face of their identities; calm meditative New Age synthscapes that are equal parts post-Kraut Cosmiche, Yellow Magic Orchestra and 90s chillout.
SO INTOIT.
The collaborative project, called Vermont, is the product of a decidedly informal …

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