BUY HERE Tom Krell is the one-man indie R&B show, How To Dress Well. In his sophomore album, Total Loss, the experimental Brooklyn-based singer leaves the heavy distortion in the past with his debut, Love Remains. Still, his shaky falsetto and polished sound remains among the reverb he is known for.
BUY ALBUM HERE BUY HERE Critically applauded indie-pop band, The xx returns with a well-awaited new album Coexist this week, a brilliant follow-up to their self-titled debut album. Since then, the band has lost a member – second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi left the group end of 2009 – but hasn’t lost [...]
DOWNLOAD HERE Disguised by unmistakable youth and porcelain skin, Tom Odell carries experience, heart break, and emotional depth. The British 18-year-old falls into a space that borders James Blake’s minimalistic territory, yet spills over into Alex Clare’s soulful emotionality.
BUY HERE Poliça is not even one year old yet, but has 30k Facebook “Likes,” been named the best band at SXSW of 2012, featured by Rolling Stone Magazine, described as “the best band I’ve ever heard” by Bon Iver, and booked back-to-back shows around the nation for their new-found, yet solid fan base. [...]
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
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 [...]
Bulgarian-bred, Norwegian-born newcomer, Mikhael Paskalev is the introduction of the season. “Jive Babe,” performs as the twist and shout track of the summer, a boisterous punk of a dance starter. Very here in the now, the singer and his guitar create family folk rock in the vein of Edward Sharpe with artists and band members, [...]