KCRW's Today's Top Tune

KCRW's Today's Top Tune

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Today's Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW's all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW's eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Each song will be available for download and podcast. Click on FULL DETAILS to stream/download the track and read more about the artist.


Michael McDonald: Find It in Your Heart  

Michael McDonald's surprise performance with Thundercat was considered a high point at this year's Coachella. Yet it's been almost a decade since the five-time Grammy winner released an album. 

Cigarettes after Sex: Each Time You Fall in Love  

Frontman Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for Cigarettes after Sex’s debut album. Consider it the love child of This Mortal Coil and Everything but the Girl. 

Perfume Genius: Slip Away  

We recently hosted a fantastic session on MBE with Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, on the occasion of his fourth album. 

Now, Now: SGL  

KC Dalager and Brad Hale started Now, Now when they met as teenagers in a marching band. Their debut album, Threads, was among NPR's Top 50 favorite albums of 2012, and we’ve eagerly awaited new material. 

Beach House: Chariot  

B Sides and Rarities is a compilation of every Beach House song that does not already exist on any of its six albums. 

Mon Laferte: Mi Buen Amor  

Chilean pop singer Mon Laferte recalls a more romantic style when she invites Spanish singer Enrique Bunbury to a heartbreaking duet on "Mi Buen Amor."

Buyepongo: Vamos a Gozar  

The members of Buyeponga hail from all over the Los Angeles area, and you’re as likely to find them sharing their hip-hop and pan-Latin-infused groove on a street corner as in a club.

La Vida Bohème: Domingo  

La Lucha (The Struggle) is the latest album by two-time Latin Grammy winners La Vida Bohème.  After fleeing violence and poverty in their home town of Caracas, Venezuela, the quartet moved to Mexico City. 

A.Chal: Perdóname  

We've been hearing a buzz for A.Chal. The Peruvian born singer/songwriter and producer writes about themes that are personal to him -- karma, heartbreak and after parties. 

Planetarium: Saturn  

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of the National, film composer Nico Muhly and drummer/multi-instrumentalist James McAllister explore the cosmos as Planetarium with a suite's worth of songs inspired by the Milky Way. 

Cody ChesnuTT: Have You Heard from the Lord Today? (feat. Raphael Saadiq)  

Soul troubadour Cody ChesnuTT is passionate about his music and thinks of it as medicine. He took the last four years off to concentrate on being a father and to receive more divine inspiration. 

Marlene: Don't You Worry  

Swedish Electro-pop stylist Marlene has drawn much attention lately, including the interest of Giorgio Moroder. After discovering her music, the electronic music pioneer flew to Sweden to record her for his latest album. 

The Drums: Blood under My Belt  

Don't let The Drums' sunny sound fool you.

Nomade Orquestra: Estrada para Camomila  

From the heart of the São Paulo's jazz scene, the ten-piece Nomade Orquestra creates a cosmic musical playground where Ethio-jazz, Indian classical and soul swirls around its Brazilian roots.

Hundred Waters: Particle  

As Hundred Waters readies a full length album, it teases us with a new EP. 

Little Dragon: Strobe Light  

We are always ready for new work from Gothenburg’s Little Dragon. 

Blood Wine or Honey: Anxious Party People  

Blood Wine or Honey has been honing its Electro-Psychedelic skills in the industrial warehouses of Hong Kong. 

The Steoples: From the Otherside  

Let's get acquainted with the latest project our DJs are digging. Long-time friends, LA producer Gifted & Blessed and vocalist Yeofi of A Race of Angels together make up The Steoples. 

Tristen: Clandestine  

After years as Jenny Lewis' back-up singer and keyboardist, Tristen is back with her third album. 

Iron & Wine: Call It Dreaming  

Late August promises a full-length album by Iron & Wine as well as a chance to experience his songs live when his band plays a ton of shows across the US. 

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