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.
In honor of our fathers, we turn to the great Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, who shares "My Child" (featuring the late great Nigerian master drummer Babatunde Olatunji).
Steve Lacy is a Compton native and guitarist for The Internet, and he just released a debut solo release to great anticipation.
Jamila Woods comes to us with the song "Baldwin," a tribute to the great writer who addressed whiteness in the USA and inspired Woods.
You might be familiar with the vocal delivery of Hayden Thorpe, who was formerly of the band Wild Beasts.
Don't let Faye Webster's feathery delivery and supremely catchy melodies dissuade you from her laser-like lyrical focus.
Written on the fly, "Essentially" is the first new song by Japanese Breakfast since 2017.
Ra Ra Riot have a new track out that was co-written and produced by Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend).
As a kid, Justin Townes Earle struggled with addiction and juvenile delinquency and his music reflects the struggle ordinary Americans might find themselves in. Earles explains the…