The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 10.1 – 10.5.18

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Five fantastic free songs await your ears! We start the week with the cerebral work of Dorian Concept. Next, we turn to Moses Sumney, who you might know from his work with Karen O or Beck. Gender-bending artist Anna Calvi has thought-provoking new work. We share a musical hybrid from The Lemon Twigs, who open for Arctic Monkeys at the Hollywood Bowl in October. And, we wrap up the week with an exclusive KCRW track from Jungle.

Monday, Oct 1 Dorian Concept “Pedestrians”

Self-taught keyboardist/producer and FlyLo contributor, Dorian Concept, has taken a drastic turn on his new album. Inspired by live instrumentation in a myriad of styles, his new compositions rely on lofty intentions with the keyboard as his foundation.  Here is “Pedestrians.”

Tuesday, Oct 2 Moses Sumney “Rank & File”

Back in 2014, sublime singer Moses Sumney attended his first and only protest rally after the Mike Brown murder verdict. Sumney felt like an outsider there, and began to ponder if “power is a transferable device that could change hands through the vocalizing of unrest,” it’s what prompted “Rank & File.”

Wednesday, Oct 3 Anna Calvi “Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy”

Mysterious and seductive artist Anna Calvi returns with Hunter, a collection of songs written from the point of view of a female protagonist. Calvi excels with power and vulnerability on “Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy.”

Thursday, Oct 4 The Lemon Twigs “Small Victories”

The second album by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, aka The Lemon Twigs, is a song cycle that tells the story of Shane; a chimpanzee raised as a boy, who comes to terms with the obstacles in life. A dazzling combination of glam-infused pop and Broadway musicals are the blueprint for the album. “Small Victories” is a joyful romp.

Friday, Oct 5 Jungle “Smile” Live on MBE

Jungle’s highly anticipated sophomore album was heavily influenced by their time living in Los Angeles. When The UK band came to Morning Becomes Eclectic, we asked them to play “Smile” and share a bit about the track.

Jungle Carousel photo c/o Everett Fitzpatrick