KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic - Season 2010

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  • David Gray
    David Gray
    Episode 12.22.10
    12/22/10
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    Don't miss a special live session with singer David Gray recorded at Apogee Berkeley St. Studios for a live audience, we'll feature an intriguing interview and a captivating performance from a favorite KCRW artist on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Banner Image by Larry Hirshowitz. More images here. TranscriptJason Bentley: Thank you good sir for joining us on this chilly Los Angeles evening.David Gray: Chilly? You must be joking! JB: For us this is the dead of winter, so how are you? DG: I’m alright. I’m sort of coming out of hibernation to do this. Sort of like a bear rubbing my eyes. People sort of think I do this for a living…it rings a bell. JB: That sounds great. So there’s a little bit of KCRW folklore that I’d like to address straight away. And this is something I’ve always heard about years ago. Before your first breakthrough, and this is probably in ’93, I was told that you performed on KCRW the day of your wedding. DG: I’ve always had a strong work ethic! She should have known she was in trouble. JB: So that is true? DG: It is, yeah. I got married in a wedding chapel down the block. Yeah. Yes it’s true I got married in Los Angeles and I was playing on the show that very day. Amongst other things ended a gig after that. JB: I think you joined Trisha Halloran at that time? DG: That’s right Trisha was doing the interview. It was a good session. It was significant, you know? JB: So how is the family? DG: The family? They’re, you know, mental--Which is English for “really well.” We prize “mentalness” over all other qualities. (laughs) They’re all fine! JB: Are you looking forward to the holidays, got any big plans? DG: I’m going to get a big Christmas Tree! Radical, I know. I’m full of ideas. Yeah, Christmas decorations and dinner, in fact. Presents I think would be good too. JB: So it actmoreless
  • Wait. Think. Fast.
    Wait. Think. Fast.
    Episode 12.21.10
    12/21/10
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    A standout band on the local Latin alternative scene, Wait. Think. Fast. use bilingual lyrics to explore their post-punk musings when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Jenny and Johnny
    Jenny and Johnny
    Episode 12.17.10
    12/17/10
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    Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice are a powerful couple – both musically and romantically. The talented singer songwriters have teamed up as Jenny and Johnny and we’ll be treated to some pop gems when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic as Jenny & Johnny at 11:15am. Buy the album on iTunes
  • Tame Impala
    Tame Impala
    Episode 12.15.10
    12/15/10
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    Tame Impala is one of the most buzzed about new bands of the year. Hailing all the way from Australia, you can expect a mind-bending set of psychedelic rock when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Black Keys
    The Black Keys
    Episode 12.13.10
    12/13/10
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    Recent Grammy nominees The Black Keys return to our studios to play tracks from Jason Bentley’s favorite album of the year, “Brothers.” Do not miss this set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Greenhornes
    The Greenhornes
    Episode 12.08.10
    12/8/10
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    After a long wait, garage rockers The Greenhornes have reemerged with some fantastic new songs that make us wish they never took a break. The Ohio trio will perform an array of songs from their latest release on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Aloe Blacc
    Aloe Blacc
    Episode 12.07.10
    12/7/10
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    Los Angeles artist Aloe Blacc started his career as a rapper, but it’s his recent recordings as a singer that have captured our attention. He bathes current concerns about the state of the world in the sound of vintage soul and we’ll hear it live when he joins Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Note: Video will be available on-demand on Thursday.moreless
  • Chico Mann
    Chico Mann
    Episode 12.06.10
    12/6/10
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    As a musical ambassador, Chico Mann introduces the rhythms of Afrobeat to the music of Cuba on his latest CD, a favorite here at the station. He’ll perform his Latin hybrid with a full band for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.
  • Andreya Triana and Bonobo------
    12/3/10
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    Sultry singer Andreya Triana and British producer Bonobo put out some of our favorite downtempo electronic music this year and to have them together for one performance is something truly special and not to be missed. The duo perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:115am.
  • The Books
    The Books
    Episode 11.29.10
    11/29/10
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    The duo known as The Books offer captivating and experimental songs that create "chapters" on their new release. Many of our DJs have been enthralled by this album and we'll hear their distinctive sound live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Scissor Sisters
    Scissor Sisters
    Episode 11.26.10
    11/26/10
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    Scissor Sisters’ uplifting disco mix will help work off the turkey tryptophan when Morning Becomes Eclectic broadcasts our session at 11:15am.
  • The Naked and Famous
    The Naked and Famous
    Episode 11.23.10
    11/23/10
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    New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous prompted more calls to KCRW than any recent artist. Their catchy songs are undeniably infectious and we’ll host their U.S. radio debut performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Clinic
    Clinic
    Episode 11.22.10
    11/22/10
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    The masked men of Clinic have mellowed out from their art punk days and offer a chamber-pop collection of songs on their latest release Bubblegum. Tune in and catch up with the Liverpool group when they return to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Pete Yorn
    Pete Yorn
    Episode 11.19.10
    11/19/10
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    Pete Yorn's new album is a stripped down and liberated rock record. He'll share new material when he returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live performance at 11:15am.
  • Luisa Maita
    Luisa Maita
    Episode 11.18.10
    11/18/10
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    Sultry and seductive singer Luisa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazilian music with a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Ferraby Lionheart
    Ferraby Lionheart
    Episode 11.16.10
    11/16/10
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    LA artist Ferraby Lionheart spins all sorts of wonderful tales and packages them into neat little pop songs that he'll perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Best Coast
    Best Coast
    Episode 11.12.10
    11/12/10
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    Best Coast’s shimmering vocals and poppy songcraft evoke the girl groups of the 60's and the golden sound of California's coastline. Join us on Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live set at 11:15am.
  • Manu Chao
    Manu Chao
    Episode 11.10.10
    11/10/10
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    International superstar Manu Chao performed a fiery set of songs when he brought his trio to Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios. Beloved favorites and new songs came alive in this intimate setting in front of a live audience. Hosted by Tom Schnabel and recorded specifically for Morning Becomes Eclectic we'll share this exclusive set at 11:15am. PHOTO BY: Salvador FarfanSee More here. TranscriptTom Schnabel: Years ago a guy named Vince Nicoletti, who fronted Soy Cowboy a great Country Western band with Thai flavoring, told me to really give the Manu Chao song “Bongo Bong” a close listen. I did and was charmed. A few years later, I found myself on the tiny and remote Indonesian island of Lombok. I went out onto the patio next to the beach for dinner. The bar band came out and set up. The song they opened with was “Clandestino”. I felt right at home. So Manu Chao is international, he’s everywhere. But tonight he’s here with us in this intimate venue, and we love it, so let’s welcome him with a big big round of applause!!! Manu Chao and La Ventura!!!! Manu Chao: Pleasure. Thanks for the hospitality. Thank you. TS: I'm Tom Schnabel. I'm kind of like the jurassic DJ here at KCRW. I've been there from the very beginning when KCRW was a little, small, tiny station and it's great to still be there and it's grown and it's fantastic. Manu, so this isn't going to take very long we are going to get back to your music in a minute, but Manu did you have any idea that “Clandestino” would become a bestseller all over the world? M.C.: You mean when I recorded it? T.S.: Yeah. M.C.: No. No. I really thought nobody would like it. I was sure of that. T.S.: You were very wrong. M.C.: Yeah, I know -- really often in my life that happens. But no, at that time I was really sure this was my last CD because nobody would like it. So, I was ready to do something else in my life. I didn&rsquomoreless
  • KT Tunstall
    KT Tunstall
    Episode 11.09.10
    11/9/10
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    KT Tunstall's talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist is as large as the Atlantic and has gained her dedicated fans on both shores. She'll take a break from her tour when she returns to KCRW for a session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Here We Go Magic
    Here We Go Magic
    Episode 11.05.10
    11/5/10
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    After playing major music festivals around the world this summer, Brooklyn-based Here We Go Magic bring their distinct blend of psychedelic electro-folk to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Paul Weller
    Paul Weller
    Episode 11.04.10
    11/4/10
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    Paul Weller formed two influential bands -- The Jam and The Style Council -- before striking out on his own as a solo artist. He will plug in with his band when he returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic for a rollicking session at 11:15am.
  • Gary Numan
    Gary Numan
    Episode 11.03.10
    11/3/10
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    New wave pioneer Gary Numan joins us for his Morning Becomes Eclectic debut performance at 11:15am.
  • Hauschka
    Hauschka
    Episode 10.29.10
    10/29/10
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    Dusseldorf's Hauschka experiments with everything from chains to ping pong balls when he sits at the piano to perform elegant and playful compositions on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Secret Sisters
    The Secret Sisters
    Episode 10.27.10
    10/27/10
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    T Bone Burnett and Jack White have anointed The Secret Sisters as a duo to watch. They deliver gorgeous harmonies, whether singing renditions of songs made famous by Hank Williams and Buck Owens or their own original tunes. Hear it all on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Ra Ra Riot
    Ra Ra Riot
    Episode 10.20.10
    10/20/10
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    Ra Ra Riot combine indie rock with chamber pop flourishes and their live performances are always joyful energetic affairs. Tune in for a set of effervescent songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Broken Social Scene
    Broken Social Scene
    Episode 10.19.10
    10/19/10
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    Broken Social Scene is one of Canada’s most celebrated indie rock collectives and their many members will play musical chairs as they share a batch of new songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • MGMT
    MGMT
    Episode 10.18.10
    10/18/10
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    MGMT took a psychedelic turn on their new release, trading in their signature electro-pop for stylistic leap into epic sprawling tunes. We’re excited to hear it in a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Foals
    Foals
    Episode 10.15.10
    10/15/10
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    UK band Foals were recently nominated for the album of the year prize in their native country. We also love their catchy new release and are excited to hear them play songs from Total Life Forever when they perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Morning Benders
    The Morning Benders
    Episode 10.14.10
    10/14/10
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    Berkeley's The Morning Benders bring the sunny indie rock sound they've honed on the road to Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners when they perform songs from Big Echo at 11:15am.
  • Eels
    Eels
    Episode 10.13.10
    10/13/10
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    Mark Oliver Everett explores themes of desire, loss, and redemption in songs he performs as Eels. He'll play some of his new tracks from Tomorrow Morning for Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Caribou
    Caribou
    Episode 10.08.10
    10/8/10
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    The music Dan Snaith makes under his Caribou moniker is best described as cheerful electronica. We'll be treated to a live session of his danceable beats on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Autolux
    Autolux
    Episode 10.06.10
    10/6/10
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    Autolux is one of Jason Bentley's favorite local bands and they also count T Bone Burnett and Radiohead's Thom Yorke among their fans. Hear why when they perform songs from Transit Transit on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Angus and Julia Stone
    Angus and Julia Stone
    Episode 10.04.10
    10/4/10
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    Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone consistently put out spectacular recordings so we're thrilled for their return to KCRW to perform lush songs from their new release Down The Way on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Avett Brothers
    Avett Brothers
    Episode 09.30.10
    9/30/10
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    After years of enjoying songs from North Carolina's Avett Brothers, we're proud to feature a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic with the group. If their new record, I and Love and You is any indication-- it promises to be stellar. Join us at 11:15am.
  • Jamie Lidell
    Jamie Lidell
    Episode 09.29.10
    9/29/10
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    British producer Jamie Lidell is a chameleon, sliding into neo-soul songs as easily as he slices through spacey folk-blues. He'll share his talents with Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners, tune in at 11:15am.
  • Band of Horses
    Band of Horses
    Episode 09.22.10
    9/22/10
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    Band of Horses have always been a station favorite but they took their sound to the next level on their latest release Infinite Arms as they travel through Americana and dewy pop songs. Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners will be treated to a live performance when the band returns at 11:15am.
  • Avi Buffalo
    Avi Buffalo
    Episode 09.21.10
    9/21/10
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    The members of Avi Buffalo may be just out of high school, but their music defies their age, with mind blowing guitar solos, intriguing lyrics and songs so catchy we can't stop playing them. Tune in for a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Walkmen
    The Walkmen
    Episode 09.20.10
    9/20/10
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    The Walkmen pack a wallop on their stunning new release - a collection of raw rock songs performed in their distinctive style. We're thrilled to have them back in the studio for a live session when they visit Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Darker My Love
    Darker My Love
    Episode 09.15.10
    9/15/10
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    Darker My Love's new sonic direction leans toward the psychedelic and channels early Grateful Dead jams. Tune in for this standout local band's performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Black Prairie
    Black Prairie
    Episode 09.14.10
    9/14/10
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    Members of The Decemberists have teamed up on a new project playing instrumental string band music. Expect to hear a lot of dobro, accordian and more when Black Prairie bring their unplugged sound to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Junip
    Junip
    Episode 09.13.10
    9/13/10
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    Long before Jose Gonzalez became famous for his downtempo folk songs and his work with Zero 7, he cultivated his skills with his friends and formed Junip. We'll hear new songs from the band on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Saint Motel
    Saint Motel
    Episode 09.10.10
    9/10/10
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    Not only are L.A.'s Saint Motel talented indie-pop stars in the making, but they are also gifted cinematographers who started making music together in film school. They’ll bring their impressive live show to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Interpol
    Interpol
    Episode 09.09.10
    9/9/10
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    Don't miss a special live session with Interpol, recorded in front of a live audience on the eve of their highly anticipated album release exclusively for KCRW. We’ll share it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Transcript JB: It must be an exciting time for you with the album coming out tomorrow, how's it going for you? Interpol: Well, we have these gentleman right here: Brandon Curtis, Dave Pajo, bass and keys. And as Paul usually says, BVs (backing vocals) They are making it very exciting for us, especially on the eve of album number four. JB: How has it changed working with these two guys who are legitimate rock stars in their own rights - Pajo is from Slint and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and Brandon is from Secret Machines; whose brother from School of Seven Bells we had on air last week. How has it changed the dynamic for you? Interpol: I don't know - it's a whole new thing. It's a lot of fun on stage; the audience seems to be having a lot of fun with us. We all get along and it's kind of an honor to have these two dudes on stage with us - it's a nice, happy family. So, it's good. JB: For those of who don't know, they are replacing Carlos D. who departed amicably from the band. Was that sudden or was it something that, he just wanted to do other things? Interpol: Yeah, he just wanted to do other things, I think. It wasn't so sudden. In a band like ours, we're all really open with each other. It's a bit like being in a relationship - there's always signs. It’s really exactly kind of like that. I don't think we were shocked. Obviously, disappointed -- he's a great guy. JB: Now, he recorded and wrote this record with you. So, his finger prints are all over it. Interpol: All over it JB: So, guys, does that kind-of put the pressure on you to pick up the slack and do you try and play like him? Interpol: I try to play his parts the way I hear them. I think that's about it… JB: Interpretation. Interpol: Yeahmoreless
  • Rocky Dawuni
    Rocky Dawuni
    Episode 09.08.10
    9/8/10
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    Ghanian superstar Rocky Dawuni melds reggae and African melodies and sprinkles them with positive and uplifting lyrics. Legends like Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel have joined him on stage and we’ll hear why when Dawuni performs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Frazey Ford
    Frazey Ford
    Episode 09.07.10
    9/7/10
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    Frazey Ford found fame as the frontwoman for folk trio Be Good Tanyas, but she won our hearts with her solo debut, Obadiah, which is full of emotional wisdom and depth. We’ll be treated to a full band performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • School of Seven Bells
    School of Seven Bells
    Episode 09.02.10
    9/2/10
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    Disconnect from Desire, the new record from ethereal fuzz-pop trio School of Seven Bells, is one of our favorites.  We’re excited to welcome them back to Morning Becomes Eclectic airwaves for a live session at 11:15am.
  • Karen Elson
    Karen Elson
    Episode 09.01.10
    9/1/10
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    Karen Elson has it all-- she's a model, mother, wife of Jack White, and a talented singer in her own right. Her songs are elegantly crafted and her voice is hauntingly beautiful. We’re thrilled to feature a live session with this chanteuse and her stellar band on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Banner image courtesy of the artistmoreless
  • Chromeo
    Chromeo
    Episode 08.30.10
    8/30/10
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    On the heels of their Hollywood Bowl debut, dance duo Chromeo bring their slick riffs and hook heavy funk to Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.
  • Fistful of Mercy
    Fistful of Mercy
    Episode 08.26.10
    8/26/10
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    Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper chose KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic to debut their new project – Fistful of Mercy. The band performed an intimate, secret show for a small group of friends and family at the Village Studios, which we will broadcast for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.moreless
  • Shawn Lee
    Shawn Lee
    Episode 08.25.10
    8/25/10
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    Longtime KCRW favorite and multi-instrumental king Shawn Lee finally makes his live debut on the station to celebrate his latest recording, which showcases his love for '60's and '70s soul. Hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Los Lobos
    Los Lobos
    Episode 08.24.10
    8/24/10
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    East L.A. favorites Los Lobos return to KCRW studios to perform an array of songs spanning their award-winning 40 year career on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Lawrence Arabia
    Lawrence Arabia
    Episode 08.20.10
    8/20/10
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    New Zealander James Milne writes songs under the alter ego Lawrence Arabia, offering cheeky lyrics and lush melodies from his album, Chant Darling, for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.
  • Rufus Wainwright
    Rufus Wainwright
    Episode 08.19.10
    8/19/10
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    After writing his first opera, renowned singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright returns to our studio to perform songs from his new album, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu on our piano. He joins us on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Massive Attack
    Massive Attack
    Episode 08.06.10
    8/6/10
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    Massive Attack offer a rare and exclusive live session with an appearance from reggae superstar Horace Andy on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Laura Marling
    Laura Marling
    Episode 07.29.10
    7/29/10
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    At just 20 years old, singer Laura Marling is already considered the high priestess of a new brand of pop folk in her native UK. We'll hear her storytelling love songs from recent album, I Speak Because I Can, when she performs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Gram Rabbit
    Gram Rabbit
    Episode 07.21.10
    7/21/10
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    Joshua Tree's Gram Rabbit bring their desert dance party to our airwaves when they offer psychedelic space rock from their new release Miracles & Metaphors on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Voxhaul Broadcast
    Voxhaul Broadcast
    Episode 07.20.10
    7/20/10
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    L.A.'s own Voxhaul Broadcast are a band to watch in 2010, creating hook-filled anthems of love and longing. We'll will be treated to a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am before they head out to The Hammer Museum for the Also I Like To Rock series on Thursday.
  • The New Pornographers
    The New Pornographers
    Episode 07.19.10
    7/19/10
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    The New Pornographers are a true super group and we're thrilled to have the Canadian collective back to Morning Becomes Eclectic to play exuberant, offbeat pop songs from their new release, Together at 11:15am.
  • Admiral Radley
    Admiral Radley
    Episode 07.14.10
    7/14/10
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    What do you get when you cross members of West Coast indie rock favorites Earlimart and Grandaddy? Why Admiral Radley of course! They'll join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a set of witty rock and elegant art ballads from the latest release I Heart California at 11:15am.
  • Active Child
    Active Child
    Episode 07.13.10
    7/13/10
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    Pat Grossi is a choirboy-turned-indie pop musician known as Active Child. Featuring songs from his latest release, Curtis Lane,  we'll host a live session with this newcomer on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • David Lynch and Danger Mouse
    David Lynch and Danger Mouse
    Episode 07.13.10
    7/13/10
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    Director David Lynch and Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) sat down with Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley to talk together for the first time about their collaboration on Dark Night of the Soul. The conversation was so enlightening that we decided to offer the session as part of KCRW’s half-hour show the Politics of Culture at 2:30pm, but before we do, we’ll hear a highlight on Morning Becomes Eclectic at the top of the 11o’clock hour. MBE Interview Jason Bentley with Danger Mouse and David Lynch JB: Dark Night of the Soul sees an official release in July, the album from Danger Mouse and Sparkle Horse has been getting some airplay for some time on KCRW, I guess we had a bootleg or something since last year. We are joined now by Danger Mouse and David Lynch in studio. Hello gentleman. DL: How you doing Jason? JB: Good to see you. Thank you for stopping by KCRW. DM: Thanks for having us. JB: So, we were all saddened by the news of the passing of Mark Linkous, who was Sparklehorse, as well as Vic Chestnutt, who was a collaborator on this record. But I do want to start with you, Danger Mouse, and just the origins of this project, because I remember talking to you quite a few years ago and you referred to this collaboration at that time, and this was maybe three or four years ago now. So tell us how this got started. DM: It was really simple. Mark and I were working on his last album. And basically we got to a point where he was playing me a song that he had come up with on his guitar and he was humming it and singing it and I thought it was really, really beautiful, and couldn't wait to start working on it. So we started working on it musically together, and we took a couple of turns here and there, but when it came time to sing it, all bets were off. He was like, "I can't sing that." It just wasn't in the right range for him or the way he wanted it to be sung for it to sound good. He had a very particular way that he felt comfortable with his voice and that wamoreless
  • The Heavy
    The Heavy
    Episode 07.12.10
    7/12/10
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    Get ready for a blazing hot session with The Heavy as they tear through a fiery set of blues and funk-tinged tracks with a nod to their British rock roots on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Konono No. 1
    Konono No. 1
    Episode 07.09.10
    7/9/10
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    Konono No. 1 was founded over 25 years ago and specializes in African trance grooves native to their region, near the Congo border.  They'll fill our airwaves with thumb pianos, salvaged car parts and makeshift percussion as they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session at 11:15am.
  • Marina and the Diamonds
    Marina and the Diamonds
    Episode 07.08.10
    7/8/10
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    U.K. sensations Marina & the Diamonds have received ecstatic reviews for their dazzling debut, The Family Jewels. See why the BBC is calling them an "artist to watch" during the band's U.S. radio debut on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Daedelus
    Daedelus
    Episode 07.06.10
    7/6/10
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    Electronica guru Daedelus was classically trained in double bass and bass clarinet - which explains why he remixes Wagner, as well as current artists. Hear the Santa Monica native craft a spellbinding set employing a wide range of techniques on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Janelle Monae
    Janelle Monae
    Episode 07.02.10
    7/2/10
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    We'll broadcast our recent session with rising star Janelle Monae. The forward thinking R&B diva is undoubtedly a star and puts on a show like no other. Her ambitious sophomore album, The ArchAndroid, is being lauded in the media as “the most exciting, intriguing record of the year.” Hear why on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Photo credit: Jessica Holmes Photography Photo credit: Jessica Holmes Photographymoreless
  • Dr. Dog
    Dr. Dog
    Episode 06.30.10
    6/30/10
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    Dr. Dog’s exuberant vocal harmonies recall bands of the ‘60’s, yet their overall sound is entirely fresh and invigorating, drawing from Americana, psychedelic pop and more. The Philly-based band have been touring behind their new album, Shame, Shame for months and we’ll hear them at the top of their game when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.moreless
  • Fat Freddy's Drop
    Fat Freddy's Drop
    Episode 06.29.10
    6/29/10
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    New Zealand's Fat Freddy's Drop call their sound "hi-tek soul"-- an alluring mix of reggae, soul and dub. They’ll perform songs from their new release on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
    6/28/10
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    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings recall the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax records with raw power and rhythmic swagger. They’ll perform songs from their original R&B arsenal and treat listeners to an action packed set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Future Islands
    Future Islands
    Episode 06.24.10
    6/24/10
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    Front-man Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands offers stunning vocals over steady simple beats, creating a magnetic post-wave raw atmosphere. The intriguing Baltimore band caught Jason's ear immediately. We'll hear a live set from them at 11:15am.
  • Stars
    Stars
    Episode 06.22.10
    6/22/10
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    Montreal's Stars offer beautiful, eloquent indie pop when they perform new songs from their upcoming release The Five Ghosts, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Athlete
    Athlete
    Episode 06.21.10
    6/21/10
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    Athlete are among the UK's finest songsmiths and we'll be treated to a live set of their soaring anthems when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Broken Bells
    Broken Bells
    Episode 06.18.10
    6/18/10
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    James Mercer of The Shins and producer Danger Mouse team up as Broken Bells. They'll talk about their collaborative project and offer a live session at 11:15am on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
  • Arthur Verocai
    Arthur Verocai
    Episode 06.17.10
    6/17/10
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    Brazilian folk and jazz composer Arthur Verocai makes a rare appearance in Los Angeles and stops by KCRW studios for a very special session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Delta Spirit
    Delta Spirit
    Episode 06.09.10
    6/9/10
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    Tune in for an energetic set of rollicking rock from Long Beach's Delta Spirit. They'll play songs from their freshly minted release, History From Below, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Jogger
    Jogger
    Episode 06.08.10
    6/8/10
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    In this episode of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic welcomes Los Angeles local band, Jogger, a duo comprised of Amir Yaghmai and Jonathan Larroquette. The two musicians pay incredible attention to detail as they manipulate acoustic sound bits and mold them into free flowing futuristic folk song. Watch Joggers perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic .moreless
  • Quadron
    Quadron
    Episode 06.07.10
    6/7/10
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    Denmark's dynamic duo Quadron was on every KCRW DJ's playlist last year and we're pleased to finally get them in studio for their U.S. radio debut performance of their sexy electronic soul from their self-titled release on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Living Sisters
    The Living Sisters
    Episode 06.02.10
    6/2/10
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    Three of LA’s best singer-songwriters have teamed up to form the Living Sisters. Inara George of The Bird & The Bee, Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond and singer Eleni Mandell will harmonize on a beautiful set of songs from their full-length, Love To Live, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Episode 06.01.10
    6/1/10
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    KCRW DJs were early champions of garage rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and our love affair with their music has never faltered. We welcome the band back to our studios to play songs from their new album, Beat The Devil's Tattoo, -- one of their best yet -- on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.moreless
  • Fyfe Dangerfield
    Fyfe Dangerfield
    Episode 05.27.10
    5/27/10
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    Fyfe Dangerfield first came to KCRW as a founding member of the avant-pop group the Guillemots and we’ve invited him back to share his extraordinary solo work. Hear his exuberant, love-drenched pop songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Nada Surf
    Nada Surf
    Episode 05.26.10
    5/26/10
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    Indie trio Nada Surf took on their favorite songs by other artists for their new album, dedicated entirely to covers. We'll hear what makes these songs special when they join us for a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Frightened Rabbit
    Frightened Rabbit
    Episode 05.21.10
    5/21/10
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    USA Today calls Scotland's Frightened Rabbit a "must-see act" and we'll get a chance to experience their anthemic, stadium-sized rock when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live set at 11:15am.
  • Minus The Bear
    Minus The Bear
    Episode 05.20.10
    5/20/10
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    Seattle's Minus The Bear have been making their way through the U.S. touring their polished, catchy songs. They'll stop by KCRW studios to perform songs from their newly minted release "Omni" on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Shout Out Louds
    Shout Out Louds
    Episode 05.19.10
    5/19/10
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    Shout Out Louds offer their peppy Swedish pop when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session and interview at 11:15am.
  • Bajofondo Featuring Gustavo Santaolalla
    5/13/10
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    Oscar winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla will lead the Argentine-Uruguayan electronic Tango collective known as Bajofondo in advance of their Disney Hall debut with a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Nikki & Rich
    Nikki & Rich
    Episode 05.11.10
    5/11/10
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    Nikki & Rich recall Brill Building-style pop with soul overtones on their debut release, Everything. They'll share a romantic set of songs when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • The Tallest Man on Earth
    The Tallest Man on Earth
    Episode 05.07.10
    5/7/10
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    The Tallest Man on Earth is the moniker of Swedish musician Kristian Matsson, whose gravelly voice channels early Bob Dylan as he deftly picks his guitar and delivers his weighty songs. He'll join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live performance at 11:15am.
  • Two Door Cinema Club
    Two Door Cinema Club
    Episode 05.04.10
    5/4/10
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    Northern Ireland's shining stars Two Door Cinema Club are stealing hearts as they tour the world behind their super catchy debut release. They'll stop by KCRW studios for a live session and interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Owen Pallett
    Owen Pallett
    Episode 05.03.10
    5/3/10
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    Canadian composer Owen Pallett has written string arrangements for KCRW favorites like Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear, but soars even higher in his stunning solo work. He brings his glorious arrangements and melodies to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Rogue Wave
    Rogue Wave
    Episode 04.29.10
    4/29/10
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    The upbeat sunny songs on Rogue Wave's new album have been a mainstay on our airwaves for months. We're thrilled to welcome the indie rock band from Oakland into our studios for a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Julieta Venegas
    Julieta Venegas
    Episode 04.27.10
    4/27/10
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    Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas established herself in the late 90's as a cutting-edge Latin Alternative artist. Since then she's expanded her appeal and fanbase as an international star with a stunning pop appeal. Julieta Venegas returns to KCRW studios for a live performance and interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.moreless
  • Josh Rouse
    Josh Rouse
    Episode 04.26.10
    4/26/10
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    Josh Rouse's perfectly crafted pop songs get a Latin twist on his new album. Enjoy a globe-trotting musical journey when Josh Rouse performs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Ozomatli
    Ozomatli
    Episode 04.22.10
    4/22/10
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    Ozomatli returns to our studios to celebrate the band's latest release "Fire Away," as well as an EP of remixes produced by KCRW DJs. Music from the celebrated collective is a sonic collision of salsa, dancehall, cumbia, hip hop and more. Hear it all in a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.moreless
  • Pepi Ginsberg
    Pepi Ginsberg
    Episode 04.21.10
    4/21/10
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    Vocal acrobat Pepi Ginsberg has made a fan out of our own Henry Rollins, among many others. Hear the singer's distinctive voice as she performs with a full band on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Jonsi
    Jonsi
    Episode 04.19.10
    4/19/10
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    Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi brings the joyful sound of his solo project to Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: jonsi.com
  • Japandroids
    Japandroids
    Episode 04.16.10
    4/16/10
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    Vancouver's garage rock duo Japandroids received critical acclaim for their debut album and are preparing for a summer touring major music festivals around the world. Get a preview when they perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: japandroids.com
  • Jose James
    Jose James
    Episode 04.15.10
    4/15/10
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    Jose James has dazzled critics and audiences alike with his rich baritone voice and deft combination of soul, hip-hop and jazz. He makes a rare Los Angeles appearance to perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.josejamesmusic.com
  • Mad Professor
    Mad Professor
    Episode 04.14.10
    4/14/10
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    Mad Professor is a leading producer in dub and reggae music who's lent his golden touch to Sade and Massive Attack. He's released hundreds of original recordings and will treat us to some songs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: ariwa.com
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
    Corinne Bailey Rae
    Episode 04.09.10
    4/9/10
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    For the first time ever on KCRW, we will bring you a performance recorded at one of our live events. Hear Corinne Bailey Rae's stunning set from the historic Vibiana’s cathedral on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Citizen Cope
    Citizen Cope
    Episode 04.06.10
    4/6/10
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    Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope has built a loyal and ever-expanding audience for his urban folk music thanks to constant touring. His new record, The Rainwater LP is his most gorgeous effort yet and we’ll hear the new songs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.citizencope.com
  • Field Music
    Field Music
    Episode 04.01.10
    4/1/10
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    Field Music combine breezy melodies and post-rock aesthetics when they bring their songs from recent release, Measure to Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session at 11:15am. Artist MySpace Page: www.myspace.com/fieldmusic
  • Local Natives
    Local Natives
    Episode 03.31.10
    3/31/10
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    Silverlake's Local Natives have caught the ears of many KCRW deejays with their catchy harmonies and muscular arrangements. They'll join Morning Becomes Eclectic with songs from their recent release, Gorilla Manor, in the 11 o'clock hour for a live session before heading out to Coachella. Official Artist Website: www.thelocalnatives.com
  • Air
    Air
    Episode 03.29.10
    3/29/10
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    The French duo Air return to KCRW studios after a highly anticipated evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform songs from their latest release Love 2 on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: aircheology.com
  • The Low Anthem
    The Low Anthem
    Episode 03.25.10
    3/25/10
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    The Low Anthem's songs sound like short-stories culled from American folklore. The quartet performs on as many instruments as a full orchestra on their recent album Oh My God Charlie Darwin  We'll be treated to a live session when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.TheLowAnthem.com
  • Groove Armada
    Groove Armada
    Episode 03.22.10
    3/22/10
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    Tom Findlay and Andy Cato are the masterminds behind the electronic dance stylings of Groove Armada. We'll hear a set of songs from their recent release Black Light and catch up with them upon their return to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.groovearmada.com
  • The xx
    The xx
    Episode 03.19.10
    3/19/10
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    Buzz band The xx bring their cool and captivating songs for a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic when we broadcast from Austin, Texas, as part of the music conference, South-By-Southwest at 11:15am Official Artist Website: thexx.info
  • The Middle East
    The Middle East
    Episode 03.18.10
    3/18/10
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    The Middle East won our hearts with their gentle harmonies and intricate arrangements. The band hails from Australia and we're proud to be part of their U.S. debut as they perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic from Austin, Texas, when we broadcast from the music conference, South-By-Southwest at 11:15am. Artist MySpace Page: www.myspace.com/visitthemiddleeastmoreless
  • Ludovico Einaudi
    Ludovico Einaudi
    Episode 03.12.10
    3/12/10
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    Ludovico Einaudi and his sextet will treat us to live renditions of his cinematic compositions and prove that we can levitate while listening to music.  Join us on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.einaudiwebsite.com
  • The Watson Twins
    The Watson Twins
    Episode 03.10.10
    3/10/10
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    The Watson Twins adopted a grittier soul sound for their new album, Talking To You, Talking To Me. We'll get a taste of their pristine harmonies when they perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.thewatsontwins.com
  • Laura Veirs
    Laura Veirs
    Episode 03.09.10
    3/9/10
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    Portland-based Laura Veirs will warm the studios with songs from her gorgeous new release July Flame. We'll catch up with this talented singer/songwriter on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.lauraveirs.com
  • El Perro Del Mar and Taken By Trees
    3/4/10
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    For the first time ever, Morning Becomes Eclectic will feature a joint session - El Perro Del Mar and Taken By Trees will each perform a set of songs at 11:15am.
  • AM
    AM
    Episode 03.03.10
    3/3/10
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    Local favorite AM adds a Brazilian twist to the expertly-crafted songs on his new album, Future Sons & Daughters. He’ll perform them live with a full band on Morning Becomes Eclectic before heading out on the road with French duo Air. Hear it live at 11:15am Official Artist Website: amsounds.com
  • Angelique Kidjo
    Angelique Kidjo
    Episode 03.01.10
    3/1/10
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    West African singer and Grammy Award-winner Angelique Kidjo showcases songs inspired by her childhood when she returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic on the heels of her show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tune in for a stunning set of songs at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.kidjo.com
  • Goldspot
    Goldspot
    Episode 02.23.10
    2/23/10
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    The work of Goldspot is best described as “indie pop Bollywood.” We’ll hear why when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session at 11:15am. Official Artists Website: www.goldspot.net
  • Princeton
    Princeton
    Episode 02.22.10
    2/22/10
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    Local favorites Princeton were founded by twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel and their childhood best friend, Ben Usen. They offer breezy pop songs about love when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live session at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.princeton-band.com
  • Angela McCluskey
    Angela McCluskey
    Episode 02.19.10
    2/19/10
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    Scottish singer Angela McCluskey had a smash hit as the voice behind Telepopmusik's song "Breathe." Her second solo album puts her sultry voice at the forefront. She brings her band to perform new songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist website: angelamccluskey.net
  • Exene Cervenka
    Exene Cervenka
    Episode 02.18.10
    2/18/10
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    L.A. punk rocker and founding member of X, Exene Cervenka, returns to KCRW armed a batch up poetic songs from her new solo project on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Official Artist Website: www.exenecervenka.com
  • Build An Ark
    Build An Ark
    Episode 02.16.10
    2/16/10
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    Build An Ark is a Los Angeles-based creative music ensemble that combines the best of their city's musical history for an inspirational sound. Bandleader Carlos Niño will lead the group in performing compositions written by Miguel Atwood Ferguson and other notables on join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • St. Vincent
    St. Vincent
    Episode 02.10.10
    2/10/10
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    The Angelic sound of St. Vincent emanates from Annie Clark, a musician who lent her musical skills to the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens before composing her own intricate pop songs. We'll feature a full band performance of songs from her critically-acclaimed release Actor on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Wild Beasts
    Wild Beasts
    Episode 02.09.10
    2/9/10
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    The soaring and ambitious music of Wild Beasts has been lauded by the BBC for its combination of theatrical falsettos and shimmering guitar work. We'll find ourselves tamed by the UK band's prowess when we are treated to a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Fruit Bats
    Fruit Bats
    Episode 01.28.10
    1/28/10
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    Reformed and renewed, The Fruit Bats return to perform cheery folk-pop songs from their latest release, The Ruminant Band, on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck
    1/27/10
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    French actress and chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg recruited her dear friend and prolific artist Beck to record her 3rd full length release, Irm. We've captured their hypnotic musical journey in a rare and exclusive session broadcast. This is the first time people will get to see the duo play their new material together live. They join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15ammoreless
  • Spoon
    Spoon
    Episode 01.20.10
    1/20/10
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    The pride and joy of Austin, Spoon make a triumphant return to share exclusive versions of songs from one of 2010's most anticipated releases. This is the first radio performance of their songs from their new album Transference. They join Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am
  • Music Go Music
    Music Go Music
    Episode 01.15.10
    1/15/10
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    Local dance rock trio Music Go Music create euphoric disco melodies when they perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Cold War Kids
    Cold War Kids
    Episode 01.12.10
    1/12/10
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    From their humble beginnings in a practice space atop a Fullerton restaurant, Cold War Kids have steadily built a global fan base for their riveting, blues-infused rock. Hear and watch them live when they perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
  • Vampire Weekend
    Vampire Weekend
    Episode 01.11.10
    1/11/10
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    Vampire Weekend made a huge splash with their debut and are back with more of their Afro-pop inspired music. They added a special touch for this live session – a string and horn section. Hear songs from their highly anticipated sophomore release, Contra, when they return to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.moreless
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Episode 01.08.10
    1/8/10
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    Dueling guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela cut their teeth in metal bands but really shred when it comes to their Flamenco-inspired covers. 2009 saw the release of album 11:11. They were the audience favorite at KCRW's benefit show A Sounds Eclectic Evening a few years ago and you'll hear why when they return to Morning Becomes Eclectic to play tributes to their favorite guitarists at 11:15am.moreless