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
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.
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