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On the heels of their sixth album, 1988's "16 Lovers Lane," beloved Australian indie outfit The Go-Betweens stopped by “SNAP!” to discuss their home country's influence on their music, the genesis of the album's title, and how they wrote its hit.

On the heels of their sixth album, 1988's "16 Lovers Lane," beloved Australian indie outfit The Go-Betweens stopped by “SNAP!” to discuss their home country's influence on their music, the genesis of the album's title, and how they wrote its hit.

from Bent by Nature

Global Beat Australia: The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Via Tania, and Even

This week we’re featuring new work from some familiar names (especially if you’re a fan of Australian legacy artists).

MBE Jan. 28: New Music Friday with Lady Wray, Neil Frances, and Say She She

It's New Music Friday and we’ve got your fresh releases, including selections from the long-awaited albums of lavish soul singer Lady Wray and dynamic dancefloor duo Neil Frances.

Dirtwire with Chancha Via Circuito: ‘El Sultan’

Just a couple of weeks ago, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole played a new collaboration between Dirtwire — known for their work as part of the West Coast underground electronic bass music scene —…

Jennifer Hudson Tributes Aretha Franklin in 'Respect'

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Actress/Songwriter Jennifer Hudson in conversation with Smokey Robinson on the history and impact of Aretha Franklin.

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A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

Tyler Boudreaux's playlist, January 27, 2022

A balanced diet of indie grooves, modern psych, alternative R&B and straight up rock and roll.

from Tyler Boudreaux

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 27, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

MBE Jan. 27: Fresh cuts from Toro Y Moi, Zoe Shanghai, and more

The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

San Francisco skateboard pioneer-turned-musician Tommy Guerrero and LA-based multi-instrumentalist Josh Lippi are Los Days.

Los Days: ‘Floating Against The Night Sky’

San Francisco skateboard pioneer-turned-musician Tommy Guerrero and LA-based multi-instrumentalist Josh Lippi are Los Days.

from Today's Top Tune

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras' playlist, January 26, 2022

A soulful rhythmic journey through time and space... sonic love notes from cities to mountain tops, to the heart of the tropics and into the cosmos.

from Ro "Wyldeflower" Contreras

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 26, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

MBE Jan. 26: OMBIIGIZI celebrate Indigenous heritage

The Thursday throwdown continues with brand new Toro Y Moi off his forthcoming record, due out in April.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

LA-based indie artist The Undercover Dream Lovers delivers the catchy “Come A Little Closer,” weaving the sound of some of his favorite artists like Tame Impala and Daft Punk together.

The Undercover Dream Lovers: ‘Come A Little Closer’

LA-based indie artist The Undercover Dream Lovers delivers the catchy “Come A Little Closer,” weaving the sound of some of his favorite artists like Tame Impala and Daft Punk together.

from Today's Top Tune

Music to make you feel.

Francesca Harding's playlist, January 25, 2022

Music to make you feel.

from Francesca Harding

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 25, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

We’re fresh off of what will now be unofficially referred to as “ Damon Albarn Week ” at KCRW.

KCRW's Top 30: Damon Albarn reappears, plus new goods from Spoon, Nilüfer Yanya, and more

We’re fresh off of what will now be unofficially referred to as “ Damon Albarn Week ” at KCRW.

Damon Albarn — from Blur and Gorillaz — recently said Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs, sparking near-immediate backlash from Swift and her fans.

Can’t be both young and brilliant? Taylor Swift rebukes claims that she doesn’t write her own songs

Damon Albarn — from Blur and Gorillaz — recently said Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs, sparking near-immediate backlash from Swift and her fans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Tuesday tuneage continues with the latest from LA’s TOKiMONSTA, who delivers with a new heater directly inspired by the South Korean dystopian series “Squid Game.”

MBE Jan. 25: TOKiMONSTA takes on ‘Squid Game’

The Tuesday tuneage continues with the latest from LA’s TOKiMONSTA, who delivers with a new heater directly inspired by the South Korean dystopian series “Squid Game.”

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Here’s a great example of the power music has to raise awareness… A member of the feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Koné, and uber-producer Jacknife Lee co-create an…

Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: ‘Kurunba’

Here’s a great example of the power music has to raise awareness… A member of the feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Koné, and uber-producer Jacknife Lee co-create an…

from Today's Top Tune

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, January 24, 2022

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

from José Galván

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, January 24, 2022

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

from FREAKS ONLY

Are you ready to get lost in the music? Each of these tracks are here to transport you to a new corner of your imagination.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Sonic dreamscapes from Melody’s Echo Chamber, Amaia, and more

Are you ready to get lost in the music? Each of these tracks are here to transport you to a new corner of your imagination.

from Music News

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan are selling the rights to their music, costing major labels billions of dollars. Why are they selling?

In 2022, why is the record industry spending big bucks on old music?

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan are selling the rights to their music, costing major labels billions of dollars. Why are they selling?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand