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Top 10 MBE Songs Chart this week: Edward Sharpe’s magnetic No. 1

Posted November 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,421 views]

The Top 10 MBE Songs for the week of Nov. 16-20, 2015:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “Hot Coals”
Ra Ra Riot – “Water”
School of Seven Bells – “Open Your Eyes”
Polica – “Lime Habit”
Missy Elliot – “WTF (Feat. Pharrell Williams)”
High Highs – “Cascades”
Martin Courtney – “Airport Bar”
Joon Moon – “Help Me”
Pete Yorn – “Summer Was A Day”
Langhorne Slim and the Law – “Changes”

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Best Cover Songs of 2014

Posted December 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 9,906 views]
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A great cover song can be a swift brushstroke that paints a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Refreshing retouch, subversive statement or vandalism? All in your perspective but, either way, it forever changes the way you look at a work of art.
Here are the greatest retouches/statements/vandalisms from 2014:
1) Built To Spill — “Jokerman” (Bob Dylan cover)
Bob Dylan’s catalog has always been fertile ground for creating …

Tribute »

RIP Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells

Posted December 30, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 3,106 views]
by Andrew Youssef

I had heard the news that Benjamin Curtis was battling cancer, but it still somehow came as a total shock when I found out he passed away last night.
Needless to say, he was way too young. You can find a note with more info from his manager here.
I had the pleasure of meeting Benjamin in studio during the two School of Seven Bells live …

Best New Music »

Most Anticipated Albums of Early 2012 by Eric J Lawrence

Posted January 4, 2012 by | 9 Comments | 5,156 views]

As a DJ, as well as the station’s music librarian, I love this time of year.  With the holidays behind us, we’re all now facing forward, looking ahead to all the great new music releases on the horizon.  And as always seems the case, they’re coming fast and furiously!
Of course there are always whispers of long-anticipated albums finally seeing the light of day (The …

KCRW Presents, Uncategorized »

Photos: School of Seven Bells & The Delta Mirror

Posted April 22, 2011 by | 3 Comments | 4,630 views]

KCRW Presents dozens of shows across Southern California and here are some photo highlights!

Morning Becomes Eclectic »

School of Seven Bells Live KCRW Session – Grab it Now!

Posted December 1, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 5,377 views]

School of Seven Bells’ live Morning Becomes Eclectic session was recorded a month before one of the Deheza twins – Claudia – decided to leave the band. It was already special watching Claudia, Alejandra, and Benjamin Curtis perform as a stripped down acoustic trio– but knowing it’s one of the band’s last performances in this formation makes it even more compelling.
You can read more …

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School of Seven Bells Live on KCRW

Posted September 2, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 1,764 views]

School of Seven Bells treated us to a stripped down, acoustic set this morning. Stepping out from behind the swirling wall of sound and wizardry you hear on their albums — with just two acoustic guitars and a keyboard — the harmonies of identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza were at the forefront and as impressive as ever. Benjamin Curtis also seemed energized by …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums

Posted September 2, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,450 views]

KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 08/31/2010
1 CHK CHK CHK == Strange Weather Isn’t It >> [Warp]
2 ARCADE FIRE == Suburbs >> [Merge]
3 LOS LOBOS == Tin Can Trust >> [Shout Factory]
4 LAMONTAGNE, RAY & THE PARIAH DOGS == God Willin & The Creek Don’t Rise >> [Rca]
5 LEE, SHAWN == Sing A Song >> [Ubiquity]
6 OF MONTREAL == False Priest >> [Polyvinyl]

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CMJ Music Marathon Initial Lineup Announcement

Posted August 31, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,927 views]

The CMJ Music Marathon is one of the best places to discover new indie bands on the rise – and see a few that have already found fame as well. They just announced the initial lineup for this year’s event, which takes place in New York City, October 19-23.
Some KCRW favorites will be there including  DeVotchKa, Two Door Cinema Club, and School of Seven …

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Chromeo, Karen Elson, School of Seven Bells on KCRW

Posted August 27, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,746 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, August 30, On the heels of their Hollywood Bowl debut, dance duo Chromeo bring their slick riffs and hook heavy funk to Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.
Wednesday, September 1, Karen Elson has it all– she’s a model, mother, wife of Jack White, and a talented singer in her own right. Her songs …

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