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KCRW Exclusive: JD McPherson Shares His Precious With Us

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 2,118 views]
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It’s hard to describe authenticity. It’s one of those ‘you know it when it comes around’ things.
From his first release, Signs and Signifiers, Oklahoma native JD McPherson always seemed to have it. It’s as if he emerged from a late ’50s time capsule, but with an sonic quality that allows us to appreciate every nuance of his thoroughly seasoned band as well.
I’ve never seen …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 7/20/2015

Posted July 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 834 views]
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Biao – “The Names”
Leon Bridges – “Coming Homer”
Chemical Brothers – “Born in the Echos”
Thundercat – “The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam”
Orb – “Moonbuilding 2703 Ad”

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Free Download: The Very Best Live on KCRW – Guju Guju (Exclusive Acoustic Version)

Posted July 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,217 views]
The Very Best by Larry Hirshowitz

The Very Best walked into KCRW’s studio running on just a few hours of sleep.
They were about to close out their North American tour with a show at the Roxy here in LA and stumbled in ready to close out strong and live up to their name.
Indeed, KCRW staffers kept magically appearing in the studio as they played, showing the magnetism of their exuberant …

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Taste the Rainbow: A Solo Spectral Excursion from Cosmic Kids’ Daniel T

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 689 views]
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LA’s Cosmic Kids are Los Angeles Dance music scene stalwarts.
Since the early 2000′s electroclash nights at Cinespace through the early days of Rhonda to Funkmosphere and beyond, Kids’ Ron & Dan have put in their time on the dancefloor and behind the decks. They are truly about it.
And they will undoubtedly, forever be Cosmic Kids…but all kids also eventually grown up. And Cosmic Dan is doing …

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Artist You Should Know: Empress Of

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 906 views]
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Much like her past label mate Shamir, Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of represents a vital new voice and perspective in the world of electronic music.
Let’s start with the fact that Rodriguez wrote, produced, engineered, and recorded the entirety of her forthcoming debut record, Me. Then consider the content and impeccably thoughtful production on the two singles we’ve heard thus far.
The first single, “Water Water,” …

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Dwight Yoakam, The Very Best, Boxed In and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 808 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 20, Grammy award-winning songwriter Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records. He’s kept his sound fresh by embracing a wider range of sounds on recent recordings, including his latest Second Hand Heart, and we are happy to welcome him back into our studio in advance of his performance as part …

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Artist You Should Know: Pearls Negras

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 895 views]
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Pearls Negras are a badass trio of teenage rappers hailing from the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro.

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Artist You Should Know: Heathers

Posted July 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,255 views]
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Heathers are a local trio currently producing some of the most crackling, exciting guitar pop around. The band has been on my radar for a few years now, but I’ve become increasingly adamant about getting the word out on them since they more than held their own playing to a sold out crowd of anxious Viet Cong fans at the Echoplex a few months …

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Vampire Weekend’s BAIO Premieres “Needs” on KCRW

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,241 views]
BAIO in studio by Larry Hirshowitz

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO and chose KCRW for his U.S. radio debut!
He was accompanied by a string quartet for much of the session and gave us a sneak preview of the new record, which will be out in Fall. He described it as two mini mixes — with catchy pop songs, alongside more dance-oriented tracks.
He’s …

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Video Premiere from the International Collaboration, Favored Nations

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,095 views]
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The world runs on collaborations.
From the ensemble cast of your favorite movie to arms control deals brokered by an international committee – heck, even baby-makin’ can’t be done alone! Music can be the ultimate artistic collaboration, where multiple members of a band get together to play their individual instrumentals to combine into something magically greater than its parts. In the case of the new …

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