Today's Top Tune

Today's Top Tune

A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.


If you have a hankering for straight-ahead California country rock, turn your ears to the twentieth anniversary deluxe edition of Beachwood Sparks’ self-titled debut album.

“Tempo” is a new album by Dom La Nena dedicated to time.

Puma Blue has been on a meteoric rise as “the don of London’s hottest underground scene,” yet his music knew no boundary when it crossed the Atlantic and became revered on KCRW’s…

Amythyst Kiah is tapped as an up-and-coming secret that we need to get to know better with a new version of Kiah’s radically reimagined song “Black Myself” a powerful track originally…

This pandemic has intensified the work of prolific artist Sunny War, known for her inventive guitar style and as half of the LA-based duo War & Pierce.

Natalie Bergman, the sisterly half of Wild Belle, turns personal tragedy into comfort by creating hopeful spiritual music on her approaching debut solo album.

Last year, Bartees Strange extolled his favorite band The National via an EP of covers. Strange’s debut album is a startling contrast to that work with “Mustang” at its epicenter.

For the first minute of “Lost In Translation” all you hear is Emma Negrete strumming her guitar as she gently draws you in and then her band kicks in and the speakers explode with joy.