I think I’m just going to hand over my social calendar to KCRW because every time they invite me to anything it ends up being a blast. Last night, LA Snark was invited to be among the first to hear Pete Yorn and J.D. King’s new project The Olms.
J.D. King is a classic country songwriter kinda guy that teamed up with Pete Yorn a while after the two became friends through J.D.’s girlfriend. Regardless of how these two met, their combined parts equal amazing songs and great harmonies.
Check out The Olms’ “Wanna Feel It” below and tune in to Morning Becomes Eclectic on June 5th to hear the full set along with an interview that was perhaps a little more awkward than Anne Litt had wanted.
The Olms Live on KCRW Set List
On The Line
What Can I Do?
Another Day Dream
She Said No!
Someone Else’s Girl
Rise & Shine
Love is All Around (Troggs cover)
Bottle of Wine, Etc.
Wanna Feel It
Twice as Nice
Brazilian singer/cellist Dom La Nena’s US Debut, Ela, has been met with praise from fans and critics alike since its release in January and held the #1 on CMJ’s New World Music Chart for weeks. Dom will be in the LA area on June 1 and 2 at Make Music Pasadena and The Hotel Cafe.
Dom was recently featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. You can check that out here.
I’ve attended many Blake Hazard shows in Boston and I’ve attended many Submarines shows in LA. Now Blake Hazard has a new solo song and video from her upcoming album The Eleanor Islands due out July 9th.
AM & Shawn Lee play The Echo on June 28th – TICKETS
AM & Shawn Lee release their sophomore album, La Musique Numérique today via Park The Van Records! French for “digital music,” La Musique Numerique is a sun-filled, space-funk masterwork that blends early digital technology with decade-blurring songwriting and hints of disco, funk, soul and reggae.
A Is For Alpine, the debut album from lauded Australian band Alpine, will be released stateside May 21 on Votiv.
Alpine is Phoebe Baker and Lou James (dual vocals), Christian O’Brien (guitar), Ryan Lamb (bass), Tim Royall (keys) and Phil Tucker (drums).
The new album was recorded in Melbourne with producer Dann Hume who helped the band experiment with sounds and textures. Of the record Lamb notes, “We wanted to represent the different sides of our music, so there’s some sad moments, some dancey moments, some rocking out and lots of harmonies.” No strangers to the benefits of shared ideas and the collaborative process, Alpine’s own methods for song writing reflect the strong and respectful working relationship they had with Hume. Baker describes the new album as the band’s “innocent and not so innocent explorations through our twenty-something emotions.”
Sweater Rock’s top band, Vampire Weekend recently stopped by KCRW’s studio to play an intimate show in between Coachella performances. Check out “Unbelievers” below and check in at Morning Becomes Eclectic’s page on May 15 for the full performance.
Upcoming Live Performances on Morning Becomes Eclectic: Tuesday, May 7 – Cayucas
Wednesday, May 8 – Yo La Tengo
Thursday, March 9 – Tokimonsta
Tuesday, May 14 – Fitz & The Tantrums
Wednesday, May 15 – Vampire Weekend
Thursday, May 16 – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
Monday, May 20 – Nick Cave
Tuesday, May 21 – Laura Marling