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The Rapture were a flagship band of the post-punk revival that swept through the indie underground during the early 2000’s.

The Rapture were a flagship band of the post-punk revival that swept through the indie underground during the early 2000’s. The Rapture’s blend of post-punk and dance blew up with the release of “House of Jealous Lovers” in 2003.

from Travis Holcombe

Music For Your Weekend: Coachella Sweepstakes Edition

Marion Hodges has the scoop on how to enter KCRW's VIP Coachella Sweepstakes, plus some undercard artists to check out.

Download the effervescent "Crimson Tide" from art-pop stalwart Destroyer

Dan Bejar aka Destroyer gave band mate John Collins a simple missive when producing his latest album, he said: "make it sound cool."

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Travis Holcombe

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Feb. 21 44 min

Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Feb. 21 2 hr, 41 min

Aaron Byrd

A Global exploration of sounds.

Feb. 21 2 hr, 58 min

Garth Trinidad

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

Feb. 20 1 hr, 50 min

Jeremy Sole

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Feb. 20 2 hr, 57 min

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

Latest Show

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

from Travis Holcombe

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

Latest Show

Exploring Berlin's influence on Techno, Electro and left field culture.

from Brave New Rave

Agnes Obel's music has captivated our attention since the release of her debut album in 2010.

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel performs music from her new album on MBE

Agnes Obel's music has captivated our attention since the release of her debut album in 2010.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Brooklyn-based duo CLAVVS showcase hypnotic vocals and superb sequences. They return with "Half Moon."

Track Premiere: hypnotic pop duo CLAVVS return with "Half Moon"

Brooklyn-based duo CLAVVS showcase hypnotic vocals and superb sequences. They return with "Half Moon."

from Music News

A keen observer of the world around him, Camilo Lara or Mexican Institute of Sound, has written a love letter dedicated to his beloved Mexico City in the form of an album.

Mexican Institute of Sound: “Se Compran”

A keen observer of the world around him, Camilo Lara or Mexican Institute of Sound, has written a love letter dedicated to his beloved Mexico City in the form of an album.

from Today's Top Tune

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Jeremy Sole hosts a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Jeremy Sole

The young rapper, who had just released his second mixtape, Meet The Woo 2, was reportedly killed in the early morning on Wednesday.

Rising rapper Pop Smoke dead at 20

The young rapper, who had just released his second mixtape, Meet The Woo 2, was reportedly killed in the early morning on Wednesday.

from NPR

Austin outfit Brownout return with a forthcoming album (featuring members of Grupo Fantasma and Black Pumas) and premiere "Somewhere To Go."

Pan Caliente Video Premiere: Brownout returns with the funky "Somewhere To Go"

Austin outfit Brownout return with a forthcoming album (featuring members of Grupo Fantasma and Black Pumas) and premiere "Somewhere To Go."

from Music News

Elbow's latest album Giants of All Sizes expresses their feelings of mourning and loss both personal and national.

Elbow performs career-spanning live set on MBE

Elbow's latest album Giants of All Sizes expresses their feelings of mourning and loss both personal and national.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most…

Latest Show

Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most…

from Jason Kramer

Kiwi indie-pop force Yumi Zouma wrote "Cool For A Second" and almost scrapped it entirely.

Yumi Zouma: “Cool For A Second”

Kiwi indie-pop force Yumi Zouma wrote "Cool For A Second" and almost scrapped it entirely.

from Today's Top Tune

The    Los Angeles Philharmonic Association    announced the line-up for the    2020 KCRW’s World Festival    at the    Hollywood Bowl .

Line-up announced for KCRW's 2020 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The   Los Angeles Philharmonic Association   announced the line-up for the   2020 KCRW’s World Festival   at the   Hollywood Bowl .

from Music News

Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.

Remembering Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Joseph Shabalala and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo visited KCRW in 1988 to perform in the old basement studio. We share audio excerpts from that interview for this remembrance.

from Music News

Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

Valida's Latest Show

Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

from Valida

Brazilian export Seu Jorge teams up with brother-in-arms Rogê - whose friendship dates back to their humble beginnings in Rio.

Seu Jorge and Rogê: “Saravá”

Brazilian export Seu Jorge teams up with brother-in-arms Rogê - whose friendship dates back to their humble beginnings in Rio.

from Today's Top Tune

Musician Cedric Burnside is preserving what his famed grandfather R.L. Burnside helped create: a rural, lo-fi, twangy-groove genre.

Blues musician Cedric Burnside carries on the tradition of his grandfather

Musician Cedric Burnside is preserving what his famed grandfather R.L. Burnside helped create: a rural, lo-fi, twangy-groove genre.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

Latest Show

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

from The Fink + Forty Show