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Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

The Budos Band: “Old Engine Oil"

3/22/2019
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The first new album in 5 years by The Budos Band was worth the wait! The opener "Old Engine Oil" has them gloriously revving up for a heavy hitting rock instrumental ride.

Duration:00:03:10

Lissie: "When I'm Alone (Piano Version)"

3/21/2019
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Lissie re-imagines some of her best songs by stripping them to their bare bones, and highlighting the vulnerability behind them. On the piano and voice version of 2010's "When I'm Alone," we hear a soaring pop song transformed into an emotive ballad.

Duration:00:03:46

X: “Los Angeles”

3/20/2019
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When it comes to Punk bands, X, lead the pack as one of the best bands to come out of the burgeoning LA scene in the late 70's. Lead by poets Exene Cervenka and John Doe, X released their debut album in 1980. Simply titled, Los Angeles (the album) is considered among the top 500 albums of all time. The title track "Los Angeles" remains as one of our cities anthems.

Duration:00:02:24

Rose Of The West: “Roads”

3/19/2019
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Milwaukee musician Gina Barrington spent a lifetime collecting musical ideas and waiting for the right people to converge before forming Rose Of The West. A tapestry of brooding beauty, "Roads" offers nimble bass lines, solid drumming, and sumptuous vocals.

Duration:00:03:25

Jamestown Revival: "Crazy World (Judgement Day)"

3/18/2019
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Crazy World (Judgement Day)" is the first glimpse into Jamestown Revival's forthcoming LP. Band members Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance sat down to reflect on shared experiences about the crazy world we live in, hence the delivery of "Crazy World (Judgement Day)."

Duration:00:04:40

Jordan Rakei: “Mind’s Eye”

3/15/2019
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After a short hibernation, "Mind's Eye" is the first new track by Jordan Rakei in 2019. Inspired by dystopian visions of the future, the subject of the song experiences a technological malfunction, flooding the "Mind's Eye" with chaos.

Duration:00:04:05

Yann Tiersen: “Koad”

3/14/2019
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Film composer Yann Tiersen's tenth studio album is mostly sung in Breton, and revolves around our connection to nature. Living on a small island on the Celtic sea and incorporating field recordings into the mix, "Koad" is a haunting lullaby.

Duration:00:06:00

Ezra Collective: “Reason in Disguise” featuring Jorja Smith

3/13/2019
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Based in London, Ezra Collective announced their debut album for late April. Putting a fresh spin on jazz, we turn to "Reason in Disguise," featuring an artist we're enamored by: Jorja Smith.

Duration:00:03:41

Harriet Brown: “Driver's Seat”

3/11/2019
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Harriet Brown wrote and recorded his sophomore album at his Inglewood home and it reflects life in our fair city. This sultry R&B singer plays every note you hear on "Driver's Seat."

Duration:00:05:16

Benny Sings: “Not Enough”

3/8/2019
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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 Mayor Hawthorne.

Duration:00:02:58

Young Hunting: “Seventeen Days”

3/7/2019
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LA indie quintet Young Hunting tackle the idea of future and past losses on their new album. “Seventeen Days” boasts an upbeat tempo with a nod to the 80's.

Duration:00:02:38

Dexter Story: “Shuruba Song”

3/6/2019
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LA based multi-talented music man, Dexter Story, is about to deliver a new album that fine-tunes his two worlds. An immersive study of the music and culture in the Horn of Africa, “Shuruba Song” features the Ethiopian Singer Hamelmal Abate.

Duration:00:03:38

JJ Cale: “Chasing You”

3/4/2019
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Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, and Wire all covered "After Midnight," and Beck has sung "Magnolia" on stage at his shows. Both of these songs are from the beloved songwriter and guitarist JJ Cale, who left behind a vibrant legacy. "Chasing You" is a previously unheard and unreleased gift by the master.

Duration:00:02:56

XIXA: “The Code”

3/1/2019
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Ascending from the dusty dispatches of Tuscon, the six-piece XIXA, crack "The Code." A deep groove of untamed cumbia, with a side of blistering spaghetti western soundtrack.

Duration:00:05:04

Weyes Blood: “Everyday”

2/28/2019
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Chronicling the chaos of modern love and dating through technology, Weyes Blood crafts a rousing anthem.

Duration:00:03:20

The Drums: “Body Chemistry”

2/27/2019
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Jonny Pierce, the man behind The Drums, had been experiencing the sinking feeling of depression for some time but was trying everything he could toward a healthier outlook. He began to ponder, "Is this dull, sad feeling in my DNA? Is it part of my gene pool? Can it ever be corrected? I had been confronting some of my most stubborn demons, and I came to realize that confronting doesn’t always mean conquering.” He answered with "Body Chemistry," the first song written from his upcoming album.

Duration:00:04:08

Better Oblivion Community Center: "Dylan Thomas"

2/26/2019
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When Bright Eyes founder Conor Oberst heard the work of Phoebe Bridgers, he loved what she was singing about and knew he had to reach out to her. Their debut full length collaboration as Better Oblivion Community Center features the song "Dylan Thomas," with an impressive rhyme scheme. It's an upbeat powder keg featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner on solos.

Duration:00:03:36

Bayonne: “Drastic Measures”

2/25/2019
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A one-man studio band, Bayonne measures life in terms of his intense touring schedule. At times, isolating and lonely, then incredibly inspiring, we hear about the bittersweet lifestyle of a musician on the title track to a new album, "Drastic Measures."

Duration:00:04:44

Oh Land: “Human Error”

2/22/2019
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Danish fashion model, singer/songwriter and film composer Oh Land, is a woman who wears many hats. Her first new album in 5 years, slated for May release, contains "Human Error," tender and bare bones.

Duration:00:04:03

Nilüfer Yanya: "In Your Head"

2/21/2019
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At the age of six, Londoner Nilüfer Yanya began to write songs in her head, and by twelve, she accompanied herself on guitar. The first person to encourage her was her uncle, whom she jammed with in his Cornwall studio, and years later, where she would record her debut album. Intense and uncluttered, enjoy the grungy sound of "In Your Head."

Duration:00:03:26