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.


Ceci Bastida: Un Sueño  

Inspired by social justice and the world around her, Tijuana punk pioneer Ceci Bastida collaborates with several artists on her forthcoming EP. Top of the list is Aloe Blacc who joins her on “Un Sueño” or "A Dream."

Cubicolor: Falling  

Coming up through the European underground, they count Pete Tong as a fan. Today's tasty track is "Falling."

Temples: Certainty  

In 2014, Temples found themselves on a short list of Top 10 debut album in the UK. By the sound of their new song Certainty, 2017 promises a sturdy new album by this quartet.

Jenny O: Cheer Up Free Your Mind  

Try this as today's mantra... "Cheer Up Free Your Mind." 

MNDSGN: Cosmic Perspective  

For Today's Top Tune, MNDSGN gravitated toward early 90's R&B for a little "Cosmic Perspective."

STRFKR: Tape Machine  

Get ready for "Tape Machine," a funky electro-pop ride from STRFKR's fourth album. 

Flock of Dimes: Everything Is Happening Today  

Jenn Wesner is the talented songwriter and vocalist of the popular duo Wye Oak. She has just released her solo debut full-length which she wrote, performed and self-produced.

Mr Little Jeans: Stitches  

Norwegian singer Monica Birkenes is best known as Mr Little Jeans and for her arresting cover of Arcade Fire's "Rescue Song." 

Willie Bobo: Broasted or Fried  

Legendary Latin Jazz Nuyorican percussionist Willie Bobo lent his talents to the likes of greats including Miles Davis, Cal Tjader and Tito Puente to name a few. His work has been sampled and covered by Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow and Santana. 

Cherry Glazerr: Told You I'd Be with the Guys  

Named after KCRW's Morning Edition anchor, Chery Glaser, but unlike its namesake, Cherry Glazerr is an unapologetically loud music machine!

Cody ChesnuTT: I Stay Ready  

Raw and unabashed, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour with a poetic license. 

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: A 1000 Times  

What happens when you combine a member of The Walkmen with a member of Vampire Weekend? Something beautiful -- and a dream come true for both parties.

The Seshen: Distant Heart  

This week, KCRW is offering an exclusive advance listen to the full length album by The Seshen as our Album Preview. 

Elohim: Hallucinating  

Back in 2015, we introduced you to Elohim on our music blog. Just a few weeks ago we highlighted her work on KCRW's email blast "5 Songs to Hear This Week."

Warpaint: New Song  

The members of Warpaint spent the better part of 2015 working on solo projects and their own endeavors. A new year brought them back into their LA downtown studio where they got cracking on a new album. 

Bette Midler: Do You Want to Dance  

The Divine Miss M is back! The iconic 1972 debut album that launched Bette Midler's career will be re-released in October alongside a bonus disc of singles, outtakes and demos. 

Regina Spektor: Bleeding Heart  

We can't help thinking of Regina Spektor as a short story writer who puts her musings to music. 

Devendra Banhart: Saturday Night  

The ninth album by freak folk artist Devendra Banhart was written, produced, arranged and recorded in his adopted home base of Los Angeles. 

Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker: Fear Less  

Formerly known as Chet Faker, Nick Murphy announced that he will now write, produce, record and perform under his real name. 

Sylvan Esso: Radio  

Sylvan Esso's self-titled debut album turned heads back in 2014. "Radio" offers a glimpse into their 2017 release.

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