Book Recommendations From Bands on KCRW!

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I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to settle down with a good book unless I’m on a plane, on vacation or over the holidays. During those times, I try to squeeze in one or two if I can (I read fast!).

But I’m always looking for recommendations on things to read and I thought what better resource than the bands that pass through our studios?

I cornered a few folks after their live sessions to ask about their favorite books. What I got was a really interesting mix, from some classics and nonfiction to some books I probably never would have found otherwise. Check it out!

TV on the Radio
Kyp Malone
St Vincent  Annie Clark Mythologies
James Blake James Blake
Grapes of Wrath
Death Cab for Cutie
Chris Walla The Information
The Drums Jonathan Pierce Letter to a Christian Nation
Washed Out Earnest Greene The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds (33 1/3)
Gotye  Wally DeBacker You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead
Zee Avi 
Zee Avi Art Psalms
First Aid Kit
Klara Soderberg And a Voice to Sing With 
First Aid Kit
Johanna Soderberg Wuthering Heights
Blind Pilot Ryan Dorbrowski The Last Tour on Earth
The Kooks Luke Pritchard The Outsider
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter Jesse Sykes So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away
Tom Gray Freedom
Local Natives Taylor Rice The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Lex Land Lex Land Heartbreaker: A Memoir of Judy Garland