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KCRW Music Librarian Picks of the Week! Wampires, Ex Hex, S

Posted October 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 838 views]
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KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence shares three albums he added to the KCRW Music Library this week that should be on your radar.
Wampire – Bazaar (Polyvinyl) 
Portland, OR-based indie rockers Wampire live up to their creepy name, with the hint of a gothic flavor haunting their catchy tunes.  Touchstones include the Damned, the Horrors and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (whose Jacob Portrait produced …

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Glass Animals Cover Kanye West: “Love Lockdown”

Posted October 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 696 views]
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These days especially, people seem to have a wide range of feelings about Kanye West, based on a life that bounces  from musical genius to celeb tabloid magnet and everything in between.
With his most recently album “Yeezus” he took his musical experimentation to the next level but, before that, there was “808s & Heartbreak”. His 4th studio album was conceived in the wake of …

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Favorite Fill Music from KCRW DJs

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 637 views]
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Every week we do a tally of the most played songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic (which you will see if you follow MBE on Twitter or Facebook!) and a curious one showed up on last week’s list.
It was a 2001 album by an artist named Outside, which Jason tends to favor as a music bed. One listen to the album and it’s easy to …

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A Few Crazy Covers: My Morning Jacket, Hall & Oates, Foreigner

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Crazy Good: Lucius Covers My Morning Jacket
I didn’t know much about the female-led indie pop quintet Lucius before coming across this cover a few weeks ago.
Then I stumbled across the band at ACL and was really impressed by their track “Until We Get There”.

It’s on their debut album “Wildewoman”, released nearly one year ago, and they put out the cover of My Morning Jacket’s …

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James Bay: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 572 views]
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It was about a year ago when I first heard and met James Bay in Los Angeles. His first EP, “The Dark of The Morning” really drew me to him.
In the song “Move Together”, James sings with a thoughtful, old soul and his lyrics are beautiful. So when you meet him, you are amazed that he is only 24 years old.
With a deepness and …

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Boxed In: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 646 views]
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Boxed In is the brain child of London-­based producer Oli Bayston.
A friend of mine at Nettwerk Records made the mistake of playing some album demos for me earlier this year, and I’ve been overly eager to share these songs with you on KCRW ever since.
Originally I was told the album would come out this month (October), but it’s been pushed back to 2015. So …

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Harriet Brown: Local Artist You Should Know

Posted October 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 720 views]
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Part of the local Feels So Real family of artists, run by LA’s retro-sensual R&B outfit Rare Times, comes enigmatic, talented mulit-instrumentalist Harriet Brown.
Channeling wavy purple synth funk that’ll appeal to anyone vibing on the 90s MTV R&B of artists Toro Y Moi, Blood Orange, Kindness, The Artist Known as Harriet Brown is intending to set off a new era of sensual funk.
Below you’ll find …

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Banks, The New Pornographers, Cold War Kids, Mia Doi Todd, Meshell Nedegeocello on KCRW This Week

Posted October 13, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 675 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, October 13, L.A. chanteuse Banks is experiencing a quick rise to fame thanks to her excellent debut album. We’ll showcase some of the highlights, which were recorded in front of an audience at Sonos Studio, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, October 14, Beloved local band Cold War Kids return with a new …

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Fandom: Hozier on Tinariwen

Posted October 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,476 views]
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After a breakthrough performance on Saturday Night Live, Hozier shared the music that has been inspiring him with KCRW as part of our Fandom series. He made his US radio debut on KCRW earlier this year!
I’ve been listening quite a bit to music from Mali over the past few months…Ali Fake Touré and Tinariwen, rediscovering their beautiful style of desert folk-blues.
Tinariwen’s album ‘Tassili‘ is very …

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Reznor and Ross Score Very Fragile “Spa Music” for Gone Girl

Posted October 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 576 views]
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With their third unnerving collaboration with film director David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have fashioned a dizzying and thoroughly hypnotic trip for Fincher’s version of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling suburban nightmare Gone Girl.
In a wonderful in-depth interview with the Wall Street Journal, Reznor claims that Fincher asked him to think of the “really terrible music you hear in massage parlors” as a starting point and …

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