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Wannabe Jalva Song Premiere: “Miracle”

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,622 views]
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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 | 1,068 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 | 1,377 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 | 1,677 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 | 1,816 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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What We Talk About When We Talk About Fischerspooner

Posted July 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,261 views]
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Earlier this week writer Tricia Romano wrote a piece for Red Bull Music Academy chronicling the surreal rise of early aughts artpop phenomenon Fischerspooner.
It’s a dizzying trip to down memory lane to a pre-9/11 New York art and music scene that I remember fondly experiencing from several hours away in Philadelphia.
A portrait of the dawn of the digital age rubbing up against the end of the analog …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: How To Dress Well, The Men, Cool Ghouls, Quilt

Posted July 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,272 views]
First City Festival is in Monterrey, CA // Aug 23rd & 24th

Its a Four Songs You Should Listen To: First City Festival Edition!
They call Monterey the “First Capital” of California because it was home to the states’ very first Public Library, Theater, Printing Press and Newspaper.
In June of 1967, Monterey staked its claim to another first when the Monterey Pop Festival introduced to the world Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Otis Redding and was the first …

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Graphic Designer Chip Kidd is Our Guest DJ

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,134 views]
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I’ve always been particularly drawn to how, of any of the art forms, music has the ability to coexist and expand upon the other arts, from the visual to the literary to the cinematic.  And for me this is one of the great pleasures of our Guest DJ series. 
Getting to understand how music affects and influences non-music-based artists is always enlightening, whether their …

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Nick Hakim: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,495 views]
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I don’t like “neo-soul.”
Not because I don’t think it can’t be as good as “traditional” “soul” or “RnB,” but rather because as a genre, as a name/label, it’s just mad goofy to me.
I mean, I understand the concept and the reason for it, but honestly, it’s just wordplay, like “grass-fed” beef or how everything is suddenly “organic,” even if it’s not.
You know it. You can feel it. New or …

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Photos: Country in the City with Jamestown Revival and Shelby Lynne

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,689 views]
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Jamestown Revival have been on the road all year, touring behind their debut full length.
With stops at Bonnaroo and other big festivals under their belt, it was time the adopted Angelenos (native Texans) brought the show back home.
Instead of being road weary, they seemed thrilled to be on stage and their energy was contagious.
There were a bunch of fans in the crowd singing along …

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