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.


Dutch songwriter Benny Sings gravitates toward the easy, breezy sound of yacht rock. Get ready for smooth sailing as we glide into “Here It Comes.”

The women that make up Japanese quartet CHAI based their previous recordings on their exuberant live shows.

The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper AND Drake have all sampled work by Hiatus Kaiyote, a not-as-well-known outfit from Melbourne.

The buds behind Gilligan Moss have known each other since the age of three, which may explain why they play (music) so well together.

Luminary reed man Gary Bartz has been a pioneering figure in progressive Black music, paving the way for a wide variety of artists over the last six decades.

The Church’s Jeffrey Cain, a.k.a. Iris Doe, was on tour when he heard the news that Fred Cole of the punk band Dead Moon had passed.

Rosie Tucker’s “Habanero” is a spicy indie morsel with hints of Liz Phair and Aimee Mann sprinkled throughout.

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