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.


Thievery Corporation: Let the Chalice Blaze  

Since their debut two decades ago, Thievery Corporation has shown a deep love and respect for Jamaican music. So when it came to recording a new album, DC's dynamic electronic duo set up shop in Kingston.

Mannequin Pussy: Romantic  

With each recording and a move to Philly, Mannequin Pussy keeps growing in numbers.

Elliott Smith: I Figured You Out  

Elliott Smith's most beloved album turns 20 this year, and to commemorate the occasion an expanded edition of Either/Or will be released in March.

Nikki Lane: Jackpot  

Highway Queen is an apt name for Nikki Lane's forthcoming album. The Outlaw country singer has clocked many miles on the road with her tough talking songs.

Hil Jaeger: Run  

Trained as a classical pianist, beatmaker Hil Jaeger performed at Lincoln Center at a young age, before getting her hands on digital music software. 

Electric Wire Hustle: Red Window  

Since its release last September, Garth Trinidad has been an avid supporter of Electric Wire Hustle's mellow morsel "Red Window," spinning it every chance he gets. 

Hazel English: Make It Better  

An artist we've been keen on in 2016 is the inimitable Hazel English. The 25-year-old Oakland-based artist's DIY style captured over a million Soundcloud plays before being signed to the prestigious Atlantic record label.

SKYE | ROSS: Light of Gold  

Morcheeba members Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey quietly launched a new project in the fall of 2016 they simply call SKYE | ROSS. 

Lucy Dacus: Green Eyes, Red Face  

Clocking many miles on the road, Lucy Dacus started playing out in clubs while in college in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. 

Nahko and Medicine for the People: Directions (feat. Joseph)  

Similar to predecessors Ben Harper and Michael Franti, Portland artists Nahko and the Medicine People use their songs as catalysts for positive social and environmental messages. 

Elbow: Magnificent (She Says)  

Since their debut album 15 years ago, Elbow has let its songs take their natural course. With music that never feels rushed or bogged down with overblown choruses, the lyrical tales wash over us carried on mellifluous melodies. 

Bonobo: Break Apart  

Migration is an apropos title for the new album by Simon Green, aka Bonobo. 

White Lies: Morning in LA  

White Lies came up with a light hearted love song dedicated to our town and keeping friendships alive across the tyranny of time zones. 

Captain Planet & Chico Mann: Oye Bien  

Global music innovators Captain Planet and Chico Mann have forged their mutual love of Afro-Cuban rhythms with a collection of songs they'll release in February.

Cate Le Bon: Rock Pool  

Backed by Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, Cate Le Bon kick starts the year with a new EP. 

Bonnie Raitt: The Comin' Round Is Going Through  

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 10-time Grammy Award-winner Bonnie Raitt is unbeatable when it comes to the Blues. 

Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah: Crazy Conscious  

Mexican DJs and producers Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah bridge the gap between music and friendship with a project called Compass. 

Leon Redbone: Bootleg Rum Dum Blues  

Third Man Records will release Long Way from Home, a bevy of previously unreleased first recordings by legendary jazz-blues singer and guitarist extraordinaire Leon Redbone. 

Moon Tapes: Back in Love  

Today we spotlight a group with an intriguing name and a brand new single. 

Valerie June: Astral Plane  

We can hear Tennessee roots in Valerie June's songs. The Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist has been refining her craft with an array of character sketches she's turned into a dozen-song set that she'll release in early Spring. 

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