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Fandom: The Naked And Famous on Owl John

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 973 views]
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New Zealand’s The Naked And Famous will be just one of the amazing artists taking the stage at this years First City Festival in Monterey, CA and in preparation of the event, we thought we’d ask them about another artist that they are excited about as part of our Fandom series.
Frontman Thom Powers recounts the last time he felt the dizzy anxiousness before seeing …

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Listen to a Lost Song from Mark Duplass

Posted August 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,919 views]
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Mark Duplass has done a LOT.
Any mention of his name and I guarantee there will be a chorus of different projects he’s been involved in — The League! The Mindy Project! Tammy! – to his mumblecore roots and indie films like “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The One I Love”, which was a Sundance favorite this year and opens in theaters soon.
BUT a lot of …

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Fandom: Tricky on Noon

Posted August 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 943 views]
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London-based musician and producer (and trip hop hero) Tricky is releasing a new album titled after his given name — Adrian Thaws — on September 8. He’s saying it’s his “club/hip hop album” and it will be out via False Idols.
In the meantime, enjoy one of his favorite hip hop artists of the moment as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
“I’ve been checking this song …

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Sons of Magdalene: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,137 views]
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One half of ambient techno outfit Telefon Tel Aviv, Joshua Eustis started working a new musical project called Sons of Magdalene in response to his father’s cancer diagnosis. Shortly afterward, his Telefon Tel Aviv collaborator Charles W. Cooper III, unexpectedly passed away.
Having been dealt a miserable hand by fate, Eustis spent some time as a touring member of Nine Inch Nails, a band Telefon Tel Aviv …

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Photos: Country in the City with Nikki Lane and Wynonna & The Big Noise

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,175 views]
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The two artists from Nashville who took the stage at the last Country in the City concert showed just how diverse the genre can be.
Nikki Lane is a fiery, confident singer who isn’t afraid to tell her mate all the ways he needs to “Man Up”.
She’s got the catchy choruses of a pop singer AND the honest expression you expect from a country artist, …

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Wannabe Jalva Song Premiere: “Miracle”

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,589 views]
Wannabe Jalva by Biel Gomes and Guilherme Netto

One of the great side effects of World Cup fever has been a focus on Brazilian bands.
Wannabe Jalva formed in 2010 and is taking full advantage of the extra attention.
The quartet released a track earlier this summer called “Mainline” that got written up in the NY Times and even opened for Pearl Jam.
They recorded their new album “Collecture” (due Oct 15) in their hometown …

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Spoon, Allah-Las, Flume, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on KCRW This Week

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,049 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Wednesday, August 6, Allah-Las sound like they couldn’t have come from anywhere but California. Their simple surf rock style sounds great on a summer day and we’re thrilled to host them on Morning Becomes Eclectic before they play the Santa Monica Pier. Tune in at 11:15am.
Thursday, August 7, Spoon is one of the most …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 7/28/2014

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,346 views]
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Jungle - “Jungle”
Jungle is the upcoming July release from the British duo.

2

Jenny Lewis
“Voyager”
The Voyager the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis.

3

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

4

Interpol
“El Pintor”
El Pintor the fifth studio album by American rock band.

5

Acid
“Liminal”
Jungle is the upcoming July release from the British duo.

6

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

7

Banks
“Goddess”
Goddess is …

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Friday Free For All: A New Psychemagik Remix + Glass Animals x Roosevelt

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,647 views]
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Syd Arthur – “Hometown Blues” (Psychemagik Remix)

Pro tip: if you’re an artist in the market for a remixer, get Psychemagik.
With a Midas-like touch, the UK duo have the uncanny knack for turning any kind of source material into dancefloor gold.
Their latest act of remix-wizardry is a reworking of Syd Arthur’s “Hometown Blues”, transforming this psychedelic rock tune into a bass-heavy cosmic roller.

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Glass Animals …

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Fandom: Jack Johnson on Bahamas

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,757 views]
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 Jack Johnson is in the midst of a summer headlining tour behind his 6th studio album “From Here to Now to You” and comes through LA on August 27 and 28. He shares his love of Afie Jurvanen as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
“Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas, has the ability to make any song he is a part of more beautiful.
He is …

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