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FANDOM: Dr. Dog on Hermit Thrushes

Posted February 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,186 views]
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Indie rockers Dr. Dog are easily one of the best live bands around and, after 7 studio albums finally released a live album.
“Dr. Dog Live at a Flamingo Hotel” is out now on ANTI- Records and they’ll be coming through LA for a couple shows — this Friday, Feb 13 at the Wiltern and Feb 15 at the Glass House.
We asked the band …

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Round: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 903 views]

John Talabot‘s mindblowing DJ Kicks compilation was not only one of the year’s most exciting mixtapes, it featured a number of notable tracks which, at the time, were unavailable and unreleased.
The Locked Groove rework of Pional’s “It’s All Over Now” was a highlight. Round’s “Glass“ was another.
Talabot’s Hivern Discs released a 12″ of Round tracks, which like most Hivern releases, are rare and highly sought after booty on Discogs.
A …

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KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl 2015 Lineup!

Posted February 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,710 views]
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This summer, KCRW returns to one of the most beautiful venues in the world, the Hollywood Bowl, for another edition of the World Festival!
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association just announced the initial lineup for the 17th season, which starts on June 21.
See it below!
Additional artists to be announced
(June 21)
Electronica icons Underworld will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary album …

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New Song From Alabama Shakes: “I Don’t Want to Fight”

Posted February 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,024 views]

I was incredibly excited to get an early listen to the new Alabama Shakes album.
When I first met them during their MBE session for us in 2012, I knew we we were witnessing something very special — something beyond hype, the “real deal” as they say. I knew ANYTHING was possible and they did not disappoint with their follow up.
Rather than rehash the same …

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Father John Misty: Live on KCRW

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 744 views]

You never know quite what to expect with Father John Misty.
The last time he visited our studio, he took our portrait of David Lynch off the wall and brought it into the studio with him as a backdrop to his performance.
This time, there were less shenanigans, but the music exciting enough as he ran through live versions of his new songs (with the help …

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Nuela Charles: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,653 views]

KCRW DJ Chris Douridas has been spinning a singer named Nuela Charles, whose soulful vocals catch my ear every time he plays it.
I finally had to ask him, who is this artist??
Turns out, she’s based in Edmonton, Alberta and identifies as a  “Canadian, Swiss and Kenyan singer-songwriter”, calling all the countries home.
Chris says she reminds him of “what Etta James must have been like.”
It’s …

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John Tejada Reveals his Warm Signs…

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 651 views]

L.A. techno wizard John Tejada has released a number of remarkably lush albums and 12″s for Kompakt in the last few years.
Now, he’s released what is arguably his loveliest, most accomplished work.
The full length, “Signs Under Test” skitters and throbs with dreamy muted technological weariness and ecstatic hope in equal measure giving the album a sublimely human aspect.
Where mechanized funk generally tends to exist in a …

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Father John Misty, Joni Mitchell, Brownout and More on KCRW This Week

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 694 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 9, Father John Misty is an intriguing character created by former Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman. He took the music world by storm with his 2012 debut and his sophomore album, “I Love You, Honey Bear”, explores married love. Father John Misty returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, February 10, Austin-based …

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Friday Free For All: Aphex Twin/Tom Waits Mashup + Disclosure Remix

Posted February 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,234 views]
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Eskmo – “Aphex Waits”
On the surface, Tom Waits and Aphex Twin would seem to very little in common.
While Waits is a gravelly voiced singer-songwriter whose style might best be described as leftfield interpretations of pre-war jazz and blues, Aphex Twin trades in futuristic experiments in electronics.
LA-based producer, Eskmo, manages to meld the seemingly disparate worlds together in a mash-up that defies expectations and manages …

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Jimmy Page: A Life in Photos

Posted February 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,840 views]
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Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley sat down with the iconic guitarist to talk about his book “Jimmy Page”.
The artist tells us his goal was to “set the record straight” as some of the history of things he’s done “has become somewhat distorted”. It covers all of his musical incarnations, charting his progression from session musician, to his early start with the Yardbirds playing …

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