Today’s Top Tune – The Week Ahead 8.21 – 8.25.17

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Grab a week’s worth of free music via Today’s Top Tunes as we offer songs heard on your favorite KCRW music shows. First off, we’ve got a tribute to the total solar eclipse by The Clientele. We share a song from Blues legend John Lee Hooker, who would have been 100 years old this week. Discover the sound of Electrópico as Mr. Pauer works his magic. Experience Sudan Archives’ brilliant violin and vocals. And get ready to get your hands in the air with Kasabian!

Monday, August 21

The Clientele: Lunar Days from Music For The Age of Miracle

It’s no coincidence that after seven long years The Clientele — whose music evokes a point in time — will release its new album on the Autumnal Equinox. The total solar eclipse is an opportune moment to share the romantic new song Lunar Days.

Tuesday, August 22

John Lee Hooker: Big Legs, Tight Skirt from Whiskey & Wimmen

On the occasion of what would have been Blues legend John Lee Hooker’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the man who defined a driving boogie beat on his electric guitar. There have only been a handful of artists that have influenced the music heard throughout the world today and he was one of them. Four Grammys, induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame can’t begin to repay him! Thank you, Mr. Hooker! Here’s an unmistakable Hooker sound and lyric, it’s Big Legs, Tight Skirt.

Wednesday, August 23

Mr Pauer: Justice from the Watermelon EP

Venezuelan artist and producer Mr. Pauer is celebrated for his signature Electrópico sound, a mix of electronic and Tropical music. These tracks have helped forge a concrete direction for his work, with instrumental beats that encompass Cumbia, Zouk and Dancehall music. Today’s Top Tune is Justice.

Thursday, August 24

Sudan Archives: Come Meh Way from their self-titled EP

A self-taught violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives is a one-woman band. She writes, performs and produces her work. Captured by the sound of the violin in Northeast African music, she tinkered with that style to create her own genre. We share Come Meh Way.

Friday, August 25

Kasabian: Bless This Acid House from For Crying Out Loud

Known for euphoric live sets and rousing choruses, the big sound of Kasabian is back! Bless This Acid House is certainly a slamming sing-a-long!