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Remi Wolf’s new LP “Big Ideas” drops Friday, July 13, get onto its wavelength now by cueing up the ultra-sultry single, “Motorcycle.”

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Kick your summer hangs up a notch with visionary pop artist SOPHIE’s “Reason Why (Feat. Kim Petras + BC Kingdom).”

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Watch disco legend Asha Puthli perform her classic “Lies” Live From: KCRW HQ before the full session drops Thursday, Jun. 27.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Asha Puthli, Vundabar, Honeyglaze

Watch disco legend Asha Puthli perform her classic “Lies” Live From: KCRW HQ before the full session drops Thursday, Jun. 27.

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Pacific Northwest indiepop legends The Softies return with “I Said What I Said,” their first new music in 24 years.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: The Softies, Matty, Orion Sun

Pacific Northwest indiepop legends The Softies return with “I Said What I Said,” their first new music in 24 years.

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From the emo-ennui of genre mainstays Cursive (!) to Pride-ready dance floor anthems, this week's 5 Songs run the gamut.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Cursive, Goat Girl, Peggy Gou

From the emo-ennui of genre mainstays Cursive (!) to Pride-ready dance floor anthems, this week's 5 Songs run the gamut.

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Swaggily delivered rap bars, aggro soundscapes sweetened with honey-drip vocals, and multiple (!) sax solos await your click into this week’s 5 Songs to Hear.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Ginger Root, SASAMI, RM

Swaggily delivered rap bars, aggro soundscapes sweetened with honey-drip vocals, and multiple (!) sax solos await your click into this week’s 5 Songs to Hear.

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Aussie punks Amyl and the Sniffers come in hot with the personal protest track “U Should Not Be Doing That.”

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Amyl and the Sniffers, Amaarae, Mount Kimbie

Aussie punks Amyl and the Sniffers come in hot with the personal protest track “U Should Not Be Doing That.”

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Billie Eilish’s “LUNCH” gets flirty-for-real, Elkka’s “Right Here” summons you to the dance floor, and the “Challengers” OST goes off.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Billie Eilish, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Elkka

Billie Eilish’s “LUNCH” gets flirty-for-real, Elkka’s “Right Here” summons you to the dance floor, and the “Challengers” OST goes off.

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Chicago trio Dehd’s freshly released LP “Poetry” rocks our world.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Dehd, Amen Dunes, Låpsley

Chicago trio Dehd’s freshly released LP “Poetry” rocks our world.

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Nilüfer Yanya ups her ‘90s-leaning guitar goddess game.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Hanna Vu, Tems, BAYNK

Nilüfer Yanya ups her ‘90s-leaning guitar goddess game.

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Nilüfer Yanya ups her ‘90s-leaning guitar goddess game.

KCRW’s 5 Songs to Hear This Week: Nilüfer Yanya, A Certain Ratio, YG Marley

Nilüfer Yanya ups her ‘90s-leaning guitar goddess game.

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From “High Notes”, to transgressive post-punk — this week’s 5 Songs are taking us on an eclectic journey.

KCRW’s 5 Songs to Hear This Week: NEIL FRANCES, Arooj Aftab, Dhani Harrison

From “High Notes”, to transgressive post-punk — this week’s 5 Songs are taking us on an eclectic journey.

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Peep some acts that wowed at Coachella weekend one — including L’Impérarice and Chappell Roan — and plan accordingly if you’re trekking out for weekend two.

KCRW’s 5 Songs to Hear This Week: Caribou, L'Impératrice, Chappell Roan

Peep some acts that wowed at Coachella weekend one — including L’Impérarice and Chappell Roan — and plan accordingly if you’re trekking out for weekend two.

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Coachella 2024 is upon us!

Coachella 2024: How (and what) to watch from home

Coachella 2024 is upon us!

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New album release season is in full effect — here are some highlights.

KCRW’s 5 Songs to Hear This Week: Leyla McCalla, Justice, Jordan Rakei

New album release season is in full effect — here are some highlights.

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Meet KCRW’s Young Creators Class of '24 ahead of their KCRW Presents: School Night showcase.

KCRW’s 5 Songs to Hear This Week: Young Creators Project 2024

Meet KCRW’s Young Creators Class of '24 ahead of their KCRW Presents: School Night showcase.

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KCRW Music recently returned from the 2024 South by Southwest music festival. Here are some highlights from what we heard, saw, and experienced on the ground.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Reyna Tropical, Mamalarky, BODEGA

KCRW Music recently returned from the 2024 South by Southwest music festival. Here are some highlights from what we heard, saw, and experienced on the ground.

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Hark! LA jazz visionary Kamasi Washington returns bearing a new opus.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Kamasi Washington, Baby Rose, Zsela

Hark! LA jazz visionary Kamasi Washington returns bearing a new opus.

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Study up! KCRW Presents: School Night's South by Southwest showcase is coming to Austin, TX this week.

6(!) Songs to Hear This Week: KCRW Presents School Night at South by Southwest

Study up! KCRW Presents: School Night's South by Southwest showcase is coming to Austin, TX this week.

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St. Vincent gets industrial, Sofia Kourtesis gets personal on the dance floor, and Kim Gordon is the latest ‘90s icon to get claimed by the TikTok teens.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, Sofia Kourtesis

St. Vincent gets industrial, Sofia Kourtesis gets personal on the dance floor, and Kim Gordon is the latest ‘90s icon to get claimed by the TikTok teens.

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Post-“Saltburn” MGMT, an AI Chris Martin lip-synching IDLES, scene-eclipsing hip-hop from Orlando rapper Wahid, and more.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: MGMT, IDLES, Wahid

Post-“Saltburn” MGMT, an AI Chris Martin lip-synching IDLES, scene-eclipsing hip-hop from Orlando rapper Wahid, and more.

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Lace up your boots! Bombastic disco punks Gossip are back with “Real Power,” the title track to their first LP since 2012 (due March 22 via Columbia Records).

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Gossip, Maggie Rogers, Nubya Garcia

Lace up your boots! Bombastic disco punks Gossip are back with “Real Power,” the title track to their first LP since 2012 (due March 22 via Columbia Records).

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Surprise, new Little Simz! "Drop 7" is out now and we're putting the killer first cut, "Mood Swings," directly into your ears.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Little Simz, Iron & Wine, MRCY

Surprise, new Little Simz! "Drop 7" is out now and we're putting the killer first cut, "Mood Swings," directly into your ears.

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