Reissue Spotlight: Brian Eno’s Ambient Music

As a conceptualist in music, sound, and visual art, Brian Eno has few contemporary equals. Like John Cage, Eno is interested in not only how music sounds, but in sounds themselves—whether found in music, in nature, or in city life. He incorporated sounds made by “non-instruments” into his compositions and also considered the modern recording studio as a musical instrument, using studio techniques to create new backgrounds and atmospheres. (He has cited “The Mountains High” by Dick and Deedee as [Read Entire Story]

January Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Wednesday, January 9 | Somi | Mr. Musichead Gallery (Hollywood) American vocalist Somi is the daughter of Rwandan and Ugandan immigrants. She has won a devoted following with albums such as Petite Afrique (2017) and The Lagos Music Salon (2014). The Lagos Music Salon album, inspired by a sojourn to Lagos, Nigeria, featured guest artists Common and Angélique Kidjo. Petite Afrique featured Aloe Blacc as special guest. She has been called a modern day Miriam Makeba and compared to Nina Simone and [Read Entire Story]

Steve Gunn “Vagabond”

Steve Gunn’s brand of immersive, psychedelic indie rock sways and unfolds with a dynamism all its own. The talented guitarist and ace songwriter paints vivid pictures with his words and music, and his most recent track “Vagabond” displays this effortlessly. “Vagabond” (from his forthcoming 4th album The Unseen In Between) is a direct and dusty rocker – equal parts catchy pop and fuzzed out twang. Gunn introduces us to some interesting characters along the way [Read Entire Story]

Vessel of Iniquity’s All-Consuming "Mother of Abomination"

We unveil a dense and vivid new track from the solo black metal project's upcoming sophomore full-length out later this month. Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Chandra: Transportation EPs

Perhaps familiar from being sampled by the Avalanches, this New York tween was an inspiring underground star in the early 1980s, a reputation confirmed by this archival collection. SOURCE: RSS: Album Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Phil Good ‘Put It All On Me’

Phil Good captured our attention with his newest single, ‘Put It All On Me‘. The electro pop song has an infectious hook which sounds like a playlist smash. Originally from Portland but now residing in LA, he’s an up & coming go-to songwriter for Cheat Codes, Lauv, Carlie Hanson, CADE, and Shallou. Transitioning from songwriter to artist is a challenge but his sound and persona is unique. Give it a stream! SOURCE: Kings of A&R - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Krallice surprise release new EP "Wolf"

5 new songs (including 1 very short one) from the NYC black metal band. Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

KCRW Presents: Pumpkin Spice and Music So Nice

Forget about pumpkin spice lattes for a minute to register that Christmas is 68 days away. Crazy! So we’re happy to share a newly minted KCRW Presents show with Christmas coolness from She and Him at the Wiltern. Click yourself over to the ticketing page to buy your tickets to the holiday show. A couple more updates below too. Natalia Lafourcade at The Fox Theater Pomona on Friday, November 2 A Very She & Him Christmas Party with Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward at The Wiltern on [Read Entire Story]

Song of the Day: Gord Downie – A Natural

photo by: Gordon Hawkins By Jason Anderson Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “A Natural” by Gord Downie, a song from the album Introduce Yerself, which is available via Arts & Crafts. Gord Downie – A [Read Entire Story]

The Bleak Cold of Karg’s "Heimat bist du tiefster Winter"

Catharsis absolute -- listen to a new single from the band's upcoming album "Dornenvögel." Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Irresistible Malian Modal Groove

I have lately been listening to Kassé Mady Diabaté, a titan of Malian music who was the lead singer of Badema National in the 1970’s and 80’s. The irresistible modal grooves on the 1999 Syllart reissue called Original Kasse Mady inspired the idea of this post and playlist. These selections reflect my long-time love of Malian music, especially those earlier recordings from when African music was just becoming popular in Europe and the U.S. At KCRW, we started seeing new stars like Salif [Read Entire Story]

Geotic: Traversa

Ostensibly a side project to Will Wiesenfeld’s Baths, Geotic comes into its own on an album that treats background listening as a springboard into a world of color and texture. SOURCE: RSS: Album Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Step Rockets ‘You/ Bad Dreams’

Kings favorite Step Rockets drops the new tracks which are coupled together You/ Bad Dreams. We first profiled Step Rockets and their debut track Kisser in 2013. The track immediately became an internet hit clocking over millions of streams. Giving the band plenty of interest among music labels, the band continued to stay course as a DIY indie band. Since then, they’ve continued to crank out infectious indie pop tunes. The band tells kings, “We’ve found it the most fulfilling as [Read Entire Story]

Manowar guitarist Karl Logan arrested for child pornography

The 53-year-old, who replaced David Shankle in Manowar in 1994, was charged with six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Stream Thom Yorke’s Suspiria Soundtrack

Next week, Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino will release his remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror classic Suspiria. Even though the film itself might be doing too much, its Thom Yorke-scored soundtrack is still something to be excited about -- as well as the fact that the … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Summer Nights @ the Hammer Museum

Words / Lidia Margaryan This Thursday (July 12), KCRW launches its 9th annual Summer Nights series at the Hammer Museum with lo-fi duo NEIL FRANCES, plus a headlining set featuring the dreamy sounds of multi-instrumentalist Still Woozy. On Thursday July 19th, don’t miss rising songwriter Sam Evian, along with LA-based producer Kauf, who will surely get the courtyard moving. Want more? We got you covered with a killer finale on July 26th featuring trailblazing DJ Cut Chemist and the vibrant, [Read Entire Story]

Tribute: The Musical Side of Food Critic Jonathan Gold

We are all incredibly saddened by this weekend’s tragic news of the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, food critic and longtime friend of the station Jonathan Gold. And by “we” I mean the whole of Los Angeles, because whether or not you regularly read his work, or even heard his hilarious, but informative segments on “Good Food” with Evan Kleiman, Gold’s impact on the way we go out to eat today is impossible to overstate. He is the one who caused the [Read Entire Story]

Manilla Road founder Mark "The Shark" Shelton, RIP

”I'm very sorry to announce today that my longtime brother and best friend since 1981 has passed through the Halls Of Valhalla,” wrote bandmate Bryan Patrick. Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Rhythm Planet’s Pavilion of Dreams

This week, I’ve put together a playlist for relaxation, meditation, or simply for listening pleasure. These instrumental pieces straddle multiple genres—modern classical, minimal, electronic, new age, world—and are songs that I have enjoyed listening to over the years. They’re beautiful, moody, mysterious, abstract, and dreamy—an antidote to the hectic summer days. We begin with Jóhann Jóhannsson’s 2016 Deutche Grammophon album Orphée, inspired by the Greek Orpheus myth. For Jóhannsson, the [Read Entire Story]

Ross From Friends: Family Portrait

On his debut album, the UK producer attempts to shake the shackles of “lo-fi house” in search of a more nuanced understanding of dance-music nostalgia, but he can’t quite escape the shadow of his influences. SOURCE: RSS: Album Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Femme Royale ‘How Bad’

Singer/songwriter Emmy Åsblom who goes under the moniker Femme Royal drops her debut track How Bad.  The upbeat 80’s influenced track was helmed by producers Niklas Marklund and Anton Sandgren. The 25 year old Swedish pop singer had her beginnings in sleaze rock, jazz, and finally morphing into Femme Royale. Check it out! emmyasblom@hotmail.com SOURCE: Kings of A&R - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Panorama Fest Friday cancelled due to severe weather in NYC

It's not the greatest weather in NYC right now, with flash flood watches till 6 PM. Due to that, NYC's Panorama Festival, which just got underway at Randall's Island, has cancelled the rest of Friday and are currently evacuating the venue... Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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