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Thursday Throwback: The Knife
BUY HERE Long-loved Swedish sibling duo, The Knife ditched steel drums and synth-pop for an opera studio album, last we heard. Turning a blind eye to the charts and focusing on a less conventional work of music, Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson (aka Fever Ray) partnered with the Danish performance

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July TRENDMIX: Wild Honey
 Illustration by Tara Dougans July 2012 TRENDMIX: WILD HONEY   Hocus Pocus: “Feel Good ft. C2C” BUY HERE Haim: “Go Slow” BUY HERE Frank Ocean: “Super Rich Kids ft. Earl Sweatshirt” BUY HERE Daughn Gibson: “In The Beginning” BUY HERE Callers and Delicate Steve: “Further Out” BUY HERE Coastal Cities: “The Voyage” BUY HERE Cat […]

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Portugal. The Man at KCRW’s ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’ Concert Series
BUY HERE   Continuing KCRW’s concert series in collaboration with The Annenberg’s ‘Who Shot Rock ‘N Roll’ photo exhibit, Portugal. The Man adds a youthful texture to the event celebrating its musical ancestors.   The Alaskans followed last week’s star guest, Moby and managed to elude a legend’s shadow, giving a deep-rooted nod to the […]

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The Kills: Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
BUY HERE   The Kills take Fleetwood Mac‘s folk rock lo-fi and transform it into a dim-lit garage lo-fi. The duo’s fuzzy guitars and low-riding vocals celebrate a punk-rock alternative to “Dreams,” a diamond track off a diamond album, Rumours–said to still be the “perfect album.”

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JJ: High Summer
BUY HERE Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander bring Sweden’s Midsummer to our music summer with their “High Summer” (Secretly Canadian) in a distilling vocal commitment wavering between a combination of Pan’s Labyrinth (Javier Navarrete, “Mercedes Lullaby”) and a less polite Ben Gibbard. JJ has been hurling glow-tronic pop fists since the early 90s under Gothenburg indie label, Sincerely […]

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Thursday Throwback: The Rolling Stones
BUY HERE Trendland celebrates 50 years with The Rolling Stones   They are inseparable from the entire genre of rock ‘n’ roll classics, and were the soundtrack of a generation. The wild darlings of the media, and the collective face of a rowdy time, this group gave modern rock ‘n’ roll a gritty, yet sensitive […]

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No Doubt: Settle Down
BUY HERE As the 90s continue to reappear, No Doubt appropriately alerts all soundwaves with their summer beat bang, “Settle Down” (Interscope Records) off their long-awaited album, Push and Shove–10 years, to be exact. As her vocals pull through like the swoosh sign of music (trademarked sass cries), Gwen elbows through every angle of alt-pop […]

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Let’s Talk About Frank Ocean: “Channel ORANGE”
Let’s talk about Frank Ocean. BUY HERE Last time we scribbled about this 23 year old writer for Beyonce and Justin Bieber, the splash size he would make as an artist himself was completely unforeseen. Now, with Channel ORANGE, his new chart erupting album and a face synonymous with single-handedly breaking up the marriage of […]

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Moby Kicks Off the KCRW ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’ Concert Series
[Photos by Scott Padrick] It was the beginning of a three concert series presented by KCRW Live in collaboration with The Annenberg Space for Photography’s “Who Shot Rock & Roll” exhibit in Los Angeles. It was the place to be for Angelinos willing to brave the flocks of people and a parking nightmare sparked by […]

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Breakbot: One Out Of Two Ft. Irfane
BUY HERE French Producer and DJ, Thibaut Berland aka Breakbot, always comes out with the right track at the right moment. First single off of his new By Your Side EP, set to be released by Ed Banger Records this coming September, the song “One Out Of Two” is promising a groovy summer. Same old recipe for the […]