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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

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English

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


Episodes

CousteauX: Memory Is a Weapon

9/19/2017
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After a ten year hiatus, singer Liam McKahey and songwriter/musician Davey Ray Moor of the London-based Cousteau re-form as CousteauX.

Duration: 00:03:53


Ibeyi: Away Away

9/18/2017
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Electronic-soul sisters Ibeyi integrate elements of their French-Cuban heritage and Yoruba culture into their music.

Duration: 00:02:59


Carla Thomas: B-A-B-Y

9/15/2017
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Crowned the Queen of Memphis Soul, Carla Thomas came to fame via Stax Records in the 60s. One of her big hits, B-A-B-Y, climbed the charts in 1966.

Duration: 00:02:54


Otis Redding: Mr. Pitiful

9/14/2017
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Mr. Pitiful, penned by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper guitarist of the Stax Records house band, was written in response to a radio deejay who thought Otis Redding sounded pitiful when recording ballads.

Duration: 00:02:43


William Bell: I Forgot to Be Your Lover

9/13/2017
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An architect of the Stax sound, William Bell penned many classics, including You Don't Miss Your Water and Born under a Bad Sign.

Duration: 00:02:19


The Staple Singers: I'll Take You There

9/12/2017
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Originally recorded by the Gospel family band The Staple Singers back in 1972, I'll Take You There became a hit as Mavis Staples invited listeners to a call-and-response chorus and was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Duration: 00:03:15


Isaac Hayes: Theme from Shaft

9/11/2017
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In 1971 Isaac Hayes wrote and recorded a song that would change his life.

Duration: 00:03:16


Benjamin Gibbard: The Concept

9/8/2017
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Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard recreates Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Bandwagonesque in its entirety. Gibbard says, "Bandwagonesque is my favorite record from my favorite band of all time. It came along at a pivotal time in my musical life and I've loved it for 25 years."

Duration: 00:08:05


Marlon Williams: Vampire Again

9/7/2017
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It's been a while since KCRW hosted our legendary Halloween costume ball, Masquerade. We've resurrected the event and are making tickets available today!

Duration: 00:04:02


Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness

9/6/2017
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Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has been capturing our attention lately for her melodic sunny disposition.

Duration: 00:03:48


Fink: Cracks Appear

9/5/2017
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Fink's knack for storytelling lead him to collaborations with Amy Winehouse and John Legend.

Duration: 00:03:24


Alvvays: Dreams Tonight

9/4/2017
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According to our own Marion Hodges, Alvvays has always seemed to set its phasers to "max chills inducement.” This second single from the Canadian indie-pop band’s forthcoming record Antisocialites manages to take this specific skill set to even further heights.

Duration: 00:03:15


Lost Horizons: The Place We've Been

9/1/2017
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Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde and Dif Jaz drummer Richie Thomas collaborate as Lost Horizons. Joined by a cast of singers, they pledged to make it fun, never a chore -- and always improvised.

Duration: 00:04:09


Galimatias: Blowback

8/31/2017
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Danish producer Galimatias samples Barbara Lewis' 1963 hit "Hello Stranger" and meticulously crafts another song around it.

Duration: 00:04:03


Helado Negro: Come Be Me

8/30/2017
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Helado Negro has been keeping us cool this summer.

Duration: 00:04:24


Jade Bird: Good Woman

8/29/2017
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Jade Bird is an emerging teenage British singer who, while growing up, looked to strong female role models, including her mother, then became captivated by iconic songwriters like Patti Smith and Loretta Lynn.

Duration: 00:02:25


Dinner: Un-American Woman

8/28/2017
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Dinner is the alter-ego of Danish producer Anders Rhedin who lives here in Los Angeles.

Duration: 00:03:38


Kasabian: Bless This Acid House

8/25/2017
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The big sound of Kasabian is back!

Duration: 00:03:45


Sudan Archives: Come Meh Way

8/24/2017
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A self-taught violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives is a one-woman band. She writes, performs and produces her work.

Duration: 00:02:25


Mr Pauer: Justice

8/23/2017
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Venezuelan artist and producer Mr. Pauer is celebrated for his signature Electrópico sound, a mix of electronic and Tropical sound.

Duration: 00:02:58

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