MBE Dec. 15: Sonic heat, FREE UMO, avant-dance extravaganza

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Gather round your industrial strength space heater, and crank your KCRW app to 11 — we’re bringing some serious sonic heat to keep you toasty on this positively bone-chilling LA day.

For those that need your feelings directly validated, strongboi are here to talk about it with their latest, and wavvy-iest electropop single, “cold.” For those seeking more of a proper warm up, we’ve got cuts on cuts to get you in the mood for the all out party headed your way tomorrow with our 2022 Breakthrough artist Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul.. Bop along with us to Charlotte and Bolis’ 2022 avant-pop masterclass Topical Dancer (also number 3 on our list of the Best Albums of 2022), and classic selections that compliment them oh so nicely. Think: Rufus & Chaka Khan, Talking Heads, etc.

Plus, deeper we go into Little Simz’ surprise new album No Thank You, and your chance to get yourself in the running to check out Unknown Mortal Orchestra live at the Hollywood Palladium in April of next year. Just think how warm it’ll be by then…





Anna Chang