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October 18, 2019
Leisure sounds like they were born on the beaches of their native New Zealand. They set up shop in makeshift recording rooms and let the ideas flow. "Feeling Free" captures their bliss.
October 14, 2019
Hawthorne homie Cuco teams up with up-and-coming seductress Girl Ultra.  A Spanglish scorcher - "Dame Love" (or "Give Me Love") is part of her commitment to developing an R&B scene in Mexico City for the whole wide world.
October 10, 2019
Based in LA, Derde Verde had the honor of premiering their first song on Chris Douridas' show this summer. With a forthcoming album on the horizon - that is set against the backdrop of a transatlantic romance - they master orchestrated acoustic...
September 30, 2019
We get a glimpse into the mind of George Lewis Jr aka Twin Shadow via his latest track "Crushed." Lewis needs to take his time while he works, and we hear that in the song, as it unfolds in an intimate and delicate way.
September 25, 2019
Here's what Sturgill Simpson has to say about his new work "Sing Along.  “We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record. It’s definitely my most psychedelic, and also my heaviest. I...
September 24, 2019
The Bird and The Bee, comprised of Grammy Award-winning Greg Kurstin and the uber-talented Inara George, are cool chameleons whether covering work by Hall and Oates or Van Halen. But their true talent lies in their solid songwriting. Check out...
September 20, 2019
Ivory tickler Kiefer studied Jazz at UCLA under some of the greats. Both a student and a teacher, Kiefer says:  " I spend everyday talking to students and mentors and listening to music and finding things that I think are beautiful, and then...
September 19, 2019
The second in poet and performer Saul Williams' album trilogy, Encryted & Vulnerable, is part of a multi-platform project overseen by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Underground" is  a personal and optimistic commentary on  struggle and deviance.
September 18, 2019
Here at KCRW, we've been keeping an eye on singer/songwriter Melina Duterte aka Jay Som who started penning songs for her second album after relocating from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. "Nighttime Drive" feels playful and exploratory, just like...
September 11, 2019
Fraternal twins David and Daniel, along with their younger sister Julia were exposed to their parent's record stacks. While the brothers dabbled in bands, they realized they needed another voice to round out their harmonies, and joked they'd wait...
September 5, 2019
French-born producer Petit Biscuit began work on "We Were Young" even before the release of his debut recording. Petit Biscuit says: "I needed a lot of time with it, and meeting JP Cooper - who's singing on the track - was the last push to...
August 29, 2019
Anya Marina writes the kind of songs that can further the narrative on a TV show; catchy axioms we can all relate to. "Over You" is one of those ditties.    *See Anya September 6 at the Hotel Cafe
August 28, 2019
After a successful debut tour across the US, including a stop on MBE, Turkish sextet Altin Gün ignite their psychedelic sound with an infusion of 60's Anatolian rock. Founder and bass player Jasper Verhulst explains: “We do have a weak spot...
August 27, 2019
Khruangbin dive into dub  on "A La Sala." They worked with legendary dub-ster Scientist, as the instrumental trio put forth a meditative groove.
September 29, 2016
Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs.
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