The art magazine Esopus features a compilation CD with each themed issue. This quarter, they concentrate on artists -- sculptors, painters, multi-media creators -- and have asked a dozen musicians to write songs inspired by their work, life or legacy. Tim Fite chose a well-known American photographer and painter best known for his large scale photorealism as the subject of his work. Today's Top Tune is "Chuck Close."
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Nilüfer Yanya: Baby Luv Lauded as a new soul star in the making, we welcome Nilüfer Yanya to KCRW's SXSW night showcase in Austin. The 22-year-old Londoner – with a soaring voice - takes inspiration from legendary songwriters like Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley. "Baby Luv" offers a sinuous guitar line beside a cooing vocal.
Now, Now: Yours Minneapolis duo Now Now released a couple of teasers from their first album in 6 years (dropping later this spring), making it clear that good things come to those who wait. Their time away from music created the fodder needed to write songs that are direct and transparent. Enjoy "Yours."