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Silk Rhodes: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,277 views]

One morning I was going through my iTunes and I got a message from Peanut Butter Wolf, founder and honcho over at Stones Throw, with an mp3 from a band that he was excited about.
It was the perfect song that I needed to hear at that moment.
It was the ultimate break up song complete with a haunting organ, wah wah guitar and strings with …

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Fandom: Cults on Connan Mockasin

Posted August 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,355 views]

New York duo Cults have made name for themselves with the kind of nostalgic 60s era pop music that is at once reminiscent and brand new. It’s a tough way to get noticed in a trend that can feel somewhat saturated these days, but  guitarist Brian Oblivion and singer Madeline Follin have stood out with hits like “Go Outside” off their debut and “High …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Deers, Jim-E Stack, Avi Buffalo, EDJ

Posted August 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,047 views]

Deers – “Bamboo”
The first time I heard Jason give this track a spin on MBE, the back and forth of the two female vocalists instantly caught my ear.
It’s lo-fi surf rock that is bursting with attitude from this duo out of Madrid (Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials).
They released this track under the title DEMO on their Bandcamp page and described the circumstances behind …

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White Fence: Local Band We Love

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,103 views]

If White Fence’s Tim Presley sleeps, it must be upon a bed of white polar bear fur floating on a cloud of pink smoke high above an animated George Dunning landscape.
But I doubt he does, as in the last 4 years, his White Fence project has released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums and a collaborative album with garage rock genius Ty Segall.
In approximately half …

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Fandom: The National on Liars

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,216 views]
The National by Dierdre O'Callaghan

The National’s Scott Devendorf answered the ‘Fandom’ call with the L.A. to New York dance rock band Liars who have been incorporating the driving beats of electronica into their unique brand of rock.
“I’ve enjoyed following the dark, mystic trail, from Liars’ earliest records “They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top” and “They Were Wrong So We Drowned” with …

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Mr. Scruff and More on KCRW This Week

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 986 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, August 14, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff is a DJ and a producer who is always evolving. His latest release is a bit more stripped down than his previous work, but with a good amount of gritty funk and stony soul. He’ll join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live set at 11:15am.
Monday, August …

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Friday Free for All: Laura Mvula and Point Point

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,307 views]
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Laura Mvula with the Metropole Orkest – “Make Me Lovely”
Soul chanteuse Laura Mvula burst onto the scene last year with her debut album, “Sing To The Moon”, an album of prodigious grandeur that felt both timeless and out of time.
So how will Ms. Mvula top the epic epicness that was “Sing To The Moon”?
Laura Mvula has re-recorded all …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 8/4/2014

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,318 views]


Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
They Want My Soul is the band’s eighth full length album.


Jungle is the debut release from the British duo.


The Acid
Liminal is the debut full length release from the British trio.


“This Is All Yours”
This Is All Yours is the second album by English rock band.


Nikki Lane
“All Or Nothin”
All Or Nothin is the second album from the Nashville native, produced by …

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Jeremy Sole + Atropolis Remix Dom La Nena – “Batuque”

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,721 views]
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Brazilian-born, Paris-based musician Dom La Nena made her U.S. radio debut on KCRW and we were all big fans of her album “Ela”.
When asked to remix a song, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole said he would only do it if he could use “Batuque”. It’s totally unlike any of her other songs, favoring a Brazilian groove with ritualistic drums and chanting over her normal singer-songwriter …

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Glen Hansard and Sam Beam Cover “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 3,672 views]
Sam Beam and  Glen Hansard by Jeremiah Garcia

Last April, KCRW hosted a very special evening of music with Glen Hansard (Swell Season) and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine). They took turns playing their stunning original material before uniting for two covers they worked on during soundcheck.
We’ve never released any of the audio from that night and it never aired on the station.
But, in honor of them sharing a stage at the …

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