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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 | 1,366 views]
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Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
They Want My Soul is the band’s eighth full length album.

2

Jungle
“Jungle”
Jungle is the debut release from the British duo.

3

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

4

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

5

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 | 1,782 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 | 3,785 views]
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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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Jeff Buckley Covered by Lex Land: “Everybody Here Wants You”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,319 views]
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Last week, KCRW’s award-winning storytelling show Unfictional aired an incredible story produced by BBC Radio 4on Jeff Buckley.
The musician, who drowned at the age of 30, has always been the subject of fascination, as many talented artists who die way too young are.
He was supremely talented and the radio piece tells the story of the night that started his legend.
We have a history with …

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Fandom: The Naked And Famous on Owl John

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,254 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 | 2,179 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 | 1,171 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 | 1,383 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 | 1,433 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 | 1,847 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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