KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW to Release Limited-Edition, Double-Vinyl Compilation, Morning Becomes Eclectic: Live from the Basement

Morning Becomes Eclectic: Live from the Basement

KCRW to Release Limited-Edition, Double-Vinyl Compilation Featuring Live Recordings from Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Grizzly Bear, Natalia Lafourcade, and Many More

Release commemorating Jason Bentley’s Tenure as Music Director and Host of Morning Becomes Eclectic


Santa Monica, CA (August 19, 2019) – KCRW releases today a limited-edition double-vinyl compilation of curated live performances from Jason Bentley’s tenure as Music Director and host of the station’s flagship music program, Morning Becomes Eclectic. Live session recordings include performances by Cold War Kids, Little Dragon, Beach House, Los Lobos, and many more. The vinyl also features art designed by award-winning graphic designer Lawrence Azzerad from LAD Design.

Morning Becomes Eclectic: Live from the Basement is a collection of live sessions recorded during my tenure as host,” says Bentley. “At the close of KCRW’s basement era, this compilation – limited to 1000 pressings – is a tribute to all the links in the chain who helped cast radio magic into the ether, and the audience who leaned-in to their radios for incredible moments like these.”

Those that purchase the vinyl will also receive a download card, with all available tracks, separately mastered for optimal digital listening. The release is available to anyone who donates $240 or $20 per month to the member-supported public radio station, and will also include KCRW membership for those that don’t already belong.

To peruse the track list, see live session photography, listen to clips of each recording, and, most importantly to purchase this collectible vinyl, please visit www.kcrw.com/vinyl.

Morning Becomes Eclectic: Live from the Basement
Limited-Edition, Double-Vinyl Compilation

Track List:

1 – Father John Misty: “Real Love Baby”
2 – Ben Gibbard: “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)”
3 – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile: “Continental Breakfast”
4 – Cold War Kids: “First”
5 – Vampire Weekend: “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”

1 – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: “Stranger to My Happiness”
2 – BADBADNOTGOOD: “Lavender”
3 – Toro y Moi: “Mirage”
4 – Little Dragon: “Pretty Girls”
5 – The xx: “Islands”

1 – Iron & Wine: “Thomas County Law”
2 – Agnes Obel: “Mary”
3 – Grizzly Bear: “While You Wait for the Others”
4 – Beach House: “Other People”
5 – Jóhann Jóhannsson: “Odi et Amo”

1 – Khruangbin: “Mr. White”
2 – Los Lobos: “Kiko And The Lavender Moon”
3 – Quantic: “Águas de Sorongo (feat. Thalma De Freitas)”
4 – Natalia Lafourcade: “Tú Si Sabes Quererme”

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, Berlin, Germany, and worldwide via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, or online at kcrw.com.

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