KCRW Music Announcement

The Voidz kick-off April with their live radio debut on MBE

The Voidz kick-off April with their live radio debut in support of new album Virtue on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Today, April 2, in the 11:00 AM PDT Hour

Session to be Streamed Worldwide on KCRW.com and Facebook Live

April on KCRW’s flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic kicks off today, and welcomes the breadth of artists you would expect from the SoCal tastemaking station. All performances can be heard on-air, or streamed live at kcrw.com at 11:15 AM PDT.

Monday, April 2 – The Voidz
Led by The Stroke’s singer Julian Casablancas, The Voidz make their live radio debut in support of their new album Virtue, released today on RCA Records. Featuring a swirl of different styles ranging from prog-rock to groovy pop recorded in Los Angeles, Virtue is the band’s first work in nearly four years.

Tuesday, April 3 – Yellow Days
The young UK artist Yellow Days, aka George Van Den Broek performs live in studio. He released his debut full length Is Everything Ok in Your World to critical acclaim, and KCRW has been watching the inventive artist’s star rise quickly.

Wednesday, April 4 – The Breeders
The Breeders drop by the studio to perform a mix of new songs and fan favorites. They reunited in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Last Splash, one of the most influential albums of the ‘90s. Inspired by those shows, the band returned to the studio for a new album All Nerve, picking up right where they left off.

Tuesday, April 10 – Wajatta
Tune in to the worldwide live radio debut of Wajatta, the brainchild of beat-boxer, comedian, and musician Reggie Watts, and electronic music artist, DJ, and producer John Tejada. Their first single “Runnin'” has been lighting up the KCRW airwaves.

Thursday, April 12 – Moby
A live performance and interview featuring Moby will air in support of his 15th studio album Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt. The session was taped at the prestigious Apogee Studios, owned and operated by famed engineer Bob Clearmountain.

Monday, April 16 – Tom Misch
Tom Misch was voted “Best New Artist” by KCRW’s DJs last year, and his debut album comes out April 6. All of the singles so far have been spectacular, and Misch visits the studio to share tracks from the album and more.

Wednesday, April 18 – Greta Van Fleet
The Michigan quartet has seen a quick rise to fame for their classic rock sound. They’ll be bringing their fiery show to Coachella, then hit the KCRW studio for a blistering live set.

Friday, April 20 – Charlotte Day Wilson
Toronto-based singer Charlotte Day Wilson shined when she joined BadBadNotGood to sing guest vocals during their MBE live set last year. She just released her second EP, Stone Woman, and her performance is sure to be stunning.

Monday, April 23 – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The KCRW team happened upon these Aussie rockers at SXSW last year and became instant fans. Last year’s EP French Press for Sub Pop landed on many “best of 2017” lists, and they’ll be performing a preview of tracks from their forthcoming album.

Thursday, April 26 – Jade Bird
Jade Bird was one of the most talked about artists of SXSW 2018, and lived up to the hype at KCRW’s official SXSW showcase. Her incredible energy, wit and wisdom are far beyond her 20 young years.

Monday, April 30 – Django Django
UK art rock band Django Django take a turn towards pop on their 3rd album, Marble Skies. It’s their most confident release to date, and KCRW is excited to have them back in the studio.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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deadmau5 to Premiere Two Previously Unreleased Songs on MBE

deadmau5 to Premiere Two Previously Unreleased Songs

Thursday, March 29, at 10:00 AM on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

deadmau5, in anticipation of this weekend’s sold-out concerts at L.A.’s Wiltern, stops by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, March 29, at 10:00 a.m., to premiere previously unreleased orchestral versions of two songs “coelacanth (ov)” and “strobe (ov).” The iconic electronic music veteran, joined by Gregory Reveret, who served as composer and music director for the project, will discuss “where’s the drop,” a new album and live concert experience that re-imagines pieces of his catalogue with full orchestration.

Tune in to hear the song premieres and interview at 10:00 a.m. PDT, on air, or at KCRW.com.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw
YouTube | youtube.com/user/kcrw

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Jack White Performs Live, Songs from his new album, Boarding House Reach

Jack White Performs Live, Songs From His New Album, Boarding House Reach

Friday, March 23, at 10:00 AM on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

On Friday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m., Jack White will perform tracks from his new album, Boarding House Reach, on the day of its release, live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. This will be one of White’s first live radio sessions supporting the new record, and one of his first live performances in four years.

The session also includes an interview with Jason Bentley during which they discussed hip-hop’s influence on the new record and upcoming touring plans. White also shared how he got back to basics while recording Boarding House Reach.

“Your dream scenario when you’re younger, is if I just had a Stratocaster, this would sound so much better, if I just had this mic, it would sound so much better,” says White. “But, as I learned again what I was doing, those cheap microphones, the cheap equipment I had was very important to getting the sound, the soulfulness of what you’re trying to put down. It doesn’t matter about the microphone…You don’t really even need to know what your doing, you need to know why you’re doing it. You can be very bad at twiddling the knobs and the faders, and all of that, but if you know why you’re doing it – your attitude – is very much a large part of the game.”

Tune in to hear the live performance and interview at 10:00 a.m. PDT, on air, or at KCRW.com. Video of the interview portion will be available on demand at kcrw.com.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw
YouTube | youtube.com/user/kcrw

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KCRW 2018 SXSW Showcases

Tuesday, March 13
Cut Chemist, Now Now, Nilüfer Yanya, Jade Bird,
Jordan Rakei and Hovvdy
Elysium
705 Red River Street
8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Wednesday, March 14
Marlon Williams, Sudan Archives, and Wye Oak
Radio Day Stage
Ballroom D, 4th floor, Austin Convention Center
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For those of you heading to SXSW, be sure to check out KCRW’s two official showcases – Tuesday, March 13, at Elysium, and Wednesday, March 14, at the Radio Day Stage. Both showcases are open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP required).

The night showcase at Elysium perfectly reflects the eclectic nature of KCRW’s programming, and features trailblazing DJ/producer Cut Chemist, the return of indie rock duo Now Now, the gorgeous and complex voice of Nilüfer Yanya, country music’s emerging songstress Jade Bird, the soulful, jazzy, and hip-hop driven sound of Jordan Rakei, and the rhythmic down-tempo, yet hopeful pop songs of Hovvdy.

KCRW’s Radio Day Stage features three artists in differing stages of their careers: venerable indie-rock duo, Wye Oak, are readying the release of their biggest and boldest album to date; Stones Throw artist Sudan Archives debuts tracks from her forthcoming album; and Marlon Williams returns to Austin behind his excellent sophomore release.

During the festival, tune in to Morning Becomes Eclectic as KCRW’s on-site crew – Jason Bentley, Anne Litt and José Galván – share their favorite musical discoveries and interviews from the scene. In addition, Litt will bring the spirit of SXSW onto the airwaves for both of her weekend shows (noon – 3pm).

The KCRW Music Blog will have preview coverage of bands to keep an eye on, as well as photos, videos and more throughout the fest. Stay up to the minute on Instagram @kcrw for more exclusive SXSW content.  For more information, please visit: kcrw.com/sxsw

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