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03:47 | Aug 15th

Check out this slinky R&B earworm, "Too Much To Ask," from the LA-based 3-piece Moonchild. They channel a mellow, sonic melody that's sexy enough for late night romance.

03:42 | Jul 30th

The breakout band at SXSW this year was Austin-based Black Pumas; a collaboration between busker turned frontman Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Adrian Quesada. Check out the Song Of The Year from the 2019 Austin Music Awards,.....Show More
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03:49 | May 6th

A new project by Com Truise has been unveiled with the release of “Persuasion System” the title track to a new mini-LP. The track is an aural journey through duality, melancholy, and optimism.
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02:58 | Mar 8th

We were introduced to Benny Sings last year on the Rex Orange County mega hit "Loving Is Easy." Now, Benny's back with an album's worth of songs under his own moniker. "Not Enough" has the sound of Bee Gees and Steely Dan, and was co-written by...
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03:32 | Feb 12th

The King of Indie Rock, Stephen Malkmus, blindsided us with the news of a full-length electronic record. You won't find swirling instrumentals though, what you get is artfully crafted danceable melody with lyrics. Sounding slightly British, think of....Show More
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03:36 | Feb 1st

We're just two weeks away from a new EP from one of KCRW's favorite Canadian collectives, Broken Social Scene, but you don't have to wait to enjoy "All I Want."
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02:48 | Jan 14th

Luc Bradford aka ford. has traveled far and wide, with those experiences informing his diverse production palette. "Warmth" is a sparkly song featuring Sophie Meiers on vocals.
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03:16 | Dec 10th, 2018

Electro-crooner John Grant snuck up on us this year with a fun track, that has a do se  of Frank Zappa's humor and a bit of roller skate disco. A giant at 6'10'', Grant's new album finds him hitting his stride at the tender age of 50; enjoy "He's...
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03:58 | Aug 27th, 2018

Let's let Allen Stone tell you about his song "Brown Eyed Lover": "I am a slave to the road; constantly in a different city, always on the other side of town, never in the same bed for more than a night. It seemed as though I chose a lifestyle that.....Show More
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0:00 | Jun 19th, 2018

Johnny Marr, co-founding member of The Smiths, says: “This is the most complete thing I’ve ever done. There are no songs I’m not sure about. And for me as a listener, it’s made up of entirely the music I like, and have liked.” Can't beat...
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0:00 | Feb 19th, 2018

The title track to Wye Oak's fifth album "The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs" coils with exuberance and sweeping choruses. The duo made up of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack visited each other's city for a week at a time to hunker down and combine thei...Show More

05:53 | Sep 29th, 2016

Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs.