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Hear a New Song From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar – “Giddy”

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 452 views]
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Longtime DJ and acclaimed music supervisor (for shows like True Blood, Dexter, Six Feet Under) Gary Calamar will release his solo debut next week on Atlantic Records.
He’s been playing guitar for years but emerged on a songwriter when Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino recorded a track he wrote for Season 5 of True Blood called “Let’s Boot and Rally”.
Many of the songs …

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Photos: Conor Oberst Live on KCRW

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 731 views]
KCRW’s Apogee Sessions featuring Conor Oberst hosted by Anne L

To say that last nights KCRW Apogee Session guest of honor Conor Oberst, was all bright-eyed and bushy tailed would not only be a terrible pun, it wouldn’t be far from the truth.
The indie singer songwriter is usually known by and large as having an introspective and somber style but he showed the small Santa Monica crowd a more playful side even surprising some …

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KCRW Song Premiere: Mansions on the Moon – “Truth”

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 762 views]
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It’s been a big year for LA via Virginia Beach band Mansions on the Moon.
The quartet – who have previously collaborated with N*E*R*D, produced for Mac Miller and toured with Wiz Khalifa – have offered up a few well-received dreamy, electro-pop singles in preparation for their full length debut release on October 22 and we’re happy to premiere their latest.
There are echoes of …

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KCRW Exclusive: Lily and Madeleine Cover Alex Turner’s “Stuck on the Puzzle”

Posted October 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,147 views]
Photo by Julien Bourgeois

When Lily and Madeleine made their MBE debut earlier this summer, they played a new song to get us excited for their forthcoming album.
“Hold Onto Now” was one of the highlights of that session and is one of the best tracks on “Fumes”.
And to celebrate the album — out October 28 on Asthmatic Kitty Records – we’ve got a special premiere: The lovely sisters …

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I <3 New York Endless

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 707 views]
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Being from Philadelphia, I admittedly don’t have a lot of love in my heart for New York.
It’s in my DNA as a Philadelphian underdog to snarl at “The Big Apple” (which is the corniest nickname for city I’ve ever heard.)
Last time I checked apples don’t smell like pee, sell $15 packs of cigarettes or charge thousands of dollars in rent for a closet.
Still, I gotta respect …

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BØRNS: Local Artist We Love

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 764 views]
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From the very first seconds of this song I was sunk!
Buzzbands.la tweeted about it and the name – “10,000 Emerald Pools” – immediately caught my attention.
It sounded like something I wanted to experience as soon as humanly possible.
Even better – the song lived up to that incredibly descriptive name!
It’s from BØRNS (aka Garrett Borns),an artist originally from coastal Michigan who has taken up residence …

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Paolo Nutini Covers “Spanish Harlem” Live on KCRW

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,012 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

From Led Zeppelin to Laura Nyro and, of course, Ben E King, the 1960 Leiber + Stoller + Spector track “Spanish Harlem” is a classic.
King first released it in 1960 (his first hit away from The Drifters) and there have been over 150 recordings of the song.
But it’s particularly interesting to hear a Scottish singer-songwriter with an Italian-sounding name take on a song about …

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Caribou, Glass Animals, Sondre Lerche, La Santa Cecilia and Zola Jesus on KCRW This Week

Posted October 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 600 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC
with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, October 6, A soulful electronic chameleon Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, has released his 5th studio album “Our Love”. It might be his best to date and we’re thrilled to welcome him in live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, October 7, UK band Glass Animals caught our ear early on with their …

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KCRW Premiere: Henry Wolfe – “Encino”

Posted October 5, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 790 views]
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It has been three years since Henry Wolfe’s last album, “Linda Vista“, and if I had to wait yet another month to hear new music by LA’s favorite recluse, I might have actually become proactive and called the man about it.
But, lucky for both, I didn’t have to resort to scare tactics — a new four-track EP (out 11/11) ceremoniously graced my inbox just …

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Friday Free For All: Poolside Remixes Little Dragon + Chrissy Edits

Posted October 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 798 views]
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Little Dragon – “Cat Rider” (Poolside Remix)
At this point, if you’re even a casual KCRW music listener it’s probably safe to say you’re already very aware of Little Dragon and Poolside. Both acts have been championed by our DJs and have distinctive sounds that have come to define the sound of the station in recent years.
Poolside was recently commissioned by the Coterie trade show …

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