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Guest DJ Project: Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones shakes to Rolling Stones

Posted November 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 921 views]

When I moved to Los Angeles in 2000, Lucy Jones quickly became a familiar name to me.
As I was new to “shaker” territory, I consumed everything I could about it. I also worked in a newsroom and, when anyone had a question about earthquakes, they went directly to Dr. Lucy Jones.
She studies seismic waves for a living and she quickly makes the connection with …

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Fat Freddy’s Drop TOPS KCRW’s Most Played Albums Chart this week

Posted November 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 455 views]
Fat Freddy's Drop#1

Fat Freddy’s Drop — “Bays”
Deerhunter — “Fading Frontier”
Disclosure — “Caracal”
Hermitude — “Dark Night Sweet Light”
St Germain — “St Germain”

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HOT TRACK: Autolux returns to the “Soft Scene”

Posted November 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,111 views]

On Nov. 18 on KCRW, Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley premiered the brand new track “Soft Scene” by Autolux, who recently signed on to Danger Mouse‘s freshly launched label 30th Century Records.
Despite its title, “Soft Scene” is actually rather solid and crunchy, with its growling tones helmed by producer Boots, aka Jordan Asher. And if you don’t recognize the name Boots, let us …

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Top 10 MBE Songs Chart this week: Edward Sharpe’s magnetic No. 1

Posted November 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,535 views]

The Top 10 MBE Songs for the week of Nov. 16-20, 2015:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “Hot Coals”
Ra Ra Riot – “Water”
School of Seven Bells – “Open Your Eyes”
Polica – “Lime Habit”
Missy Elliot – “WTF (Feat. Pharrell Williams)”
High Highs – “Cascades”
Martin Courtney – “Airport Bar”
Joon Moon – “Help Me”
Pete Yorn – “Summer Was A Day”
Langhorne Slim and the Law – “Changes”

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Henry Rollins’ latest broadcast: Kraftwerk, W-X, potential for hurling

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 369 views]

Fanatic! Writing to you from Ushuaia, Argentina. If you look on the map, you will see how there isn’t much further I can go before I run out of Argentina to be in. Tomorrow, I will be boarding a small ship for Antarctica where I will spend about a week and a half and then return to Los Angeles.
I just got an email from …

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Listen to complete new albums from Bones & Beeker and Martin Crane

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,060 views]

KCRW’s Album Previews — helmed by Eric J. Lawrence — offer a chance to hear new album releases in their entirety each week, prior to and just after release.

The new collaboration between Anthony Newes and Brendan Kelly, aka BK-One, comes from good intentions. Both Minneapolis-based musicians had participated in a variety of music-making projects through the years, from folk-rock to hip-hop, but only met …

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[VIDEO] Hermitude’s high-energy MBE set: Chuck Inglish and SNOH guest

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,227 views]
SNOH performs with Hermitude (Photo: Erik Voake)

Hermitude played a special live set for Morning Becomes Eclectic this fall at Sonos Studio Los Angeles, and we’ll finally pull back the curtain on the complete performance TOMORROW (Nov. 20) on the show.
But for a sneak-peek, check out the standout performance of the Aussie’s smart and sultry “Hazy Love” featuring guest vocalist SNOH below. Chuck Inglish also made a guest appearance during the …

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KCRW Presents predicts your weekend: RAC, Mr. Little Jeans

Posted November 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 465 views]
Mr. Little Jeans

The week before Thanksgiving tends to be a quiet one over here in the KCRW music bungalow and this year is no different. No new Presents confirmations to share with you, but there are two KCRW Presents shows to remind you about…
So it’s Friday and you’ve earned a fun night out, but where should you go? You take yourself and your friends to Club …

Revisited »

It’s Been 30 Years?! The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Psychocandy”

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 910 views]

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s landmark 1985 album Psychocandy turns 30 years old today.
Does this news takes you back to your own mid-’80s days as a sneering, black leather jacket-clad teenager? Does it set your mind adrift to that dark movie theater where you sat in 2003 realizing that Sofia Coppola possessed the power to make you feel at least 10% cooler by sheer …

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What Peaches has in common with Henry Rollins: Guest DJ set on MBE

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,476 views]

If you don’t know the teaches of Peaches, then you need an education.
The pop provocateur dropped in on Morning Becomes Eclectic yesterday (Nov. 17), to reveal some of the songs that made Peaches, well, Peaches. Note that her selection by the proto-punk rock band Suicide is also one of Henry Rollins’ faves from the group.
On top of that, Peaches — real name Merrill Nisker …

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