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.


Celestial musician Carlos Niño is the connective tissue that weaves throughout many musical worlds in the Southland.

Habits are hard to break, especially when you’re still feeling the ache of a love gone south.

Do you like Brandi Carlile? How about Yola? Well, both artists are championing Nashville-based Allison Russell.

Dante Schwebel gained notoriety fronting the San Antonio band Hacienda and performing with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

When Joey Pecoraro’s “Train, Cold, Snow” begins, you freefall into what sounds like dialogue from an old-time radio play or outtakes from the film “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Sophia Kenney left her homebase in Baltimore to study film in Germany, and ended up composing for theater as she searched to find her own voice. Well, Kennedy succeeded.

He may not be a household name, but Rogér Fakhr is regarded as a genius mythical figure in Lebanese music.

Summery and sexy, “Feelings” is the latest by Brijean, an Oakland duo adept at creating dance music for the heart, body, and soul.