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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.

‘Blood Harmony’ is what Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torry aka The Cactus Blossoms naturally share. It's the kind of harmony that only siblings can produce.

The Cactus Blossoms: “Desperados”

‘Blood Harmony’ is what Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torry aka The Cactus Blossoms naturally share. It's the kind of harmony that only siblings can produce.

Scottish multi-instrumentalist C Duncan has been pushing himself to explore deeper and refine his writing.

C Duncan: “Talk Talk Talk”

Scottish multi-instrumentalist C Duncan has been pushing himself to explore deeper and refine his writing.

In Japan,  Kawaii  is the name for the culture of cuteness; but for the 4 girls that make up CHAI, that definition just didn't fit.

CHAI: “Choose Go!”

In Japan,  Kawaii  is the name for the culture of cuteness; but for the 4 girls that make up CHAI, that definition just didn't fit.

Sibling duo Wild Belle pays homage to dancehall with the inspired track "Rocksteady." An empowering love anthem for naughty and nice girls alike.

Wild Belle: “Rocksteady”

Sibling duo Wild Belle pays homage to dancehall with the inspired track "Rocksteady." An empowering love anthem for naughty and nice girls alike.

Amber Renee and Graham Marsh are the alt-pop duo CLAVVS, who met at a house party in Brooklyn and started making music together soon after.

CLAVVS: “Lay Back”

Amber Renee and Graham Marsh are the alt-pop duo CLAVVS, who met at a house party in Brooklyn and started making music together soon after.

S  pending a year tinkering in their basement studios, Caravan Palace emerge with an infectious track, "Miracle," that will make you get up and move!

Caravan Palace: “Miracle”

S pending a year tinkering in their basement studios, Caravan Palace emerge with an infectious track, "Miracle," that will make you get up and move!

Cologne-based singer, songwriter, and producer Marius Lauber goes by the moniker Roosevelt. His passion for dance beats comes through on "Falling Back."

Roosevelt: 'Falling Back'

Cologne-based singer, songwriter, and producer Marius Lauber goes by the moniker Roosevelt. His passion for dance beats comes through on "Falling Back."

Mint Field are from the border town of Tijuana, and for the past couple of years they've been paying their dues by performing across the US and Mexico.

Mint Field: "Jardin De La Paz"

Mint Field are from the border town of Tijuana, and for the past couple of years they've been paying their dues by performing across the US and Mexico.

LA darlings Local Natives have a strong sense of melody and harmony, as well as an uncanny ability to make sadness sound like fun on "When Am I Gonna Lose You."

Local Natives: “When Am I Gonna Lose You”

LA darlings Local Natives have a strong sense of melody and harmony, as well as an uncanny ability to make sadness sound like fun on "When Am I Gonna Lose You."

LA-based artist Ella Vos was on her first North American tour when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Writing songs like "Temporary," Vos saw this as a way to work through her illness…

Ella Vos: “Temporary”

LA-based artist Ella Vos was on her first North American tour when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Writing songs like "Temporary," Vos saw this as a way to work through her illness…

Mariana Yegros or La Yegros has roots in the Argentine province of Misiones. The rural and tropical region bordering Paraguay and Brazil is a hot spot for international rhythms.

La Yegros: “Linda La Cumbia”

Mariana Yegros or La Yegros has roots in the Argentine province of Misiones. The rural and tropical region bordering Paraguay and Brazil is a hot spot for international rhythms.

Ryan Bingham is no ordinary songwriter, his mantle displays a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, AND a Grammy for the theme song to the film  Crazy Heart  starring Jeff Bridges.

Ryan Bingham: “Jingle and Go”

Ryan Bingham is no ordinary songwriter, his mantle displays a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, AND a Grammy for the theme song to the film  Crazy Heart  starring Jeff Bridges.

After an intense period on the touring circuit, Leo Duncan and Ben Moorhouse, best known as Ten Fé, realized much had changed; they evolved into a fully formed band.

Ten Fé: “Won't Happen"

After an intense period on the touring circuit, Leo Duncan and Ben Moorhouse, best known as Ten Fé, realized much had changed; they evolved into a fully formed band.

"Aurora" reunites the influential electronic duo Zero 7 with Swedish songwriter José González.

Zero 7: “Aurora” (featuring José Gonzalez)

"Aurora" reunites the influential electronic duo Zero 7 with Swedish songwriter José González.

JR JR shares "Big Bear Mountain" off their forthcoming double album. Take a good listen to the song; Josh Epstein says it’s about purpose.

JR JR: “Big Bear Mountain"

JR JR shares "Big Bear Mountain" off their forthcoming double album. Take a good listen to the song; Josh Epstein says it’s about purpose.

The 88th day of the year is International Piano Day; to celebrate we turn to The National's guitarist Bryce Dessner.

“Haven” performed by Katia and Marielle Marielle Labèque, David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner

The 88th day of the year is International Piano Day; to celebrate we turn to The National's guitarist Bryce Dessner.

Based in LA, singer-songwriter Delacey is putting the finishing touches on her debut EP.

Delacey: “My Man”

Based in LA, singer-songwriter Delacey is putting the finishing touches on her debut EP.

Norwegian artist Ane Brun is a prolific artist who churns out beautiful, enchanting songs and even runs her own label.

Ane Brun: “Into A Dream”

Norwegian artist Ane Brun is a prolific artist who churns out beautiful, enchanting songs and even runs her own label.

Jenny Lewis recorded her new album with a little help from her friends including a cameo from Ringo Starr on drums, Don Was on bass, Benmont Tench on Hammond B3… and that's just on…

Jenny Lewis: “Heads Gonna Roll”

Jenny Lewis recorded her new album with a little help from her friends including a cameo from Ringo Starr on drums, Don Was on bass, Benmont Tench on Hammond B3… and that's just on…

Kingston-born Dancehall star DeeWunn teams up with Rio's 'Heavy Baile' artist Leo Justi, together, they've created the explosive beat of "Back It Up, Drop It."

DeeWunn + Leo Justi: “Back it Up, Drop It”

Kingston-born Dancehall star DeeWunn teams up with Rio's 'Heavy Baile' artist Leo Justi, together, they've created the explosive beat of "Back It Up, Drop It."