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Fandom: Hozier on Tinariwen

Posted October 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,410 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 | 527 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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Friday Free For All: What’s Good LA & Your Old Droog

Posted October 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 685 views]
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VA – What’s Good Los Angeles? compilation
LA-based indie label Friends Of Friends has teamed up with Vans to offer a free 5 track EP called What’s Good Los Angeles?, showcasing some of the best acts the LA underground.

 
Drawing from a variety of sounds and movements from across the city, the compilation features contributions from future funkateer Dam Funk, the Odd Future-affiliated Hodgy Beats, Jerome …

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Suzanne Kraft’s Dude Energy

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 504 views]
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Local producer/DJ/allaroundraddude Diego Herrera wears a grip of hats. The dublab DJ is a lynchpin in Pharoahs, produces wavy House as Suzanne Kraft and is set to release a brand new heater of a 12″ under the name Dude Energy.
The 2nd release on producer Tornado Wallace’s Animals Dancing label, Dude Energy finds Herrera flexing slightly less ambient muscle and with overtly chuggy intention. The 3 …

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

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 481 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 | 799 views]
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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 | 809 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 | 1,195 views]
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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 | 721 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 | 804 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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