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.

Episodes

Big Gigantic: The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey)  

Big Gigantic live shows have a power that brings people together. 

Geotic: Nav  

LA's own Will Wiesenfeld, aka Baths, turns to an alternate alias, Geotic, to unfurl work that he describes as dance music you can listen to at home by yourself. 

CeCe Winans: Hey Devil! (feat. The Clark Sisters)  

Ten-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum-selling artist CecC Winans has just released her most adventurous album to date. 

Fink: Boneyard  

Fin Greenall, or Fink, turned to the blues for his latest work. Recording in between tours and immersing himself in the genre, he scoured record stores, read books and watched documentaries in order to inspire and educate himself. 

Matthew Logan Vasquez: Same  

Co-founder and frontman for Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez began writing a new album for the group when he realized the album was much more personal. So he decided to release it as a solo project. 

Conor Oberst: A Little Uncanny  

When Conor Oberst recorded Ruminations last year his intention was to flush out the tracks with a full band, but those closest to him urged him to release it in its raw solo, acoustic form. This year he finally got his wish.

Real Estate: Darling  

Fans of Real Estate rejoice as the boys return with a new single that highlights their classic laid-back charm. 

Aimee Mann: Patient Zero  

It's been five years since Grammy Award-winning songstress Aimee Mann released an album. 

Sinkane: Won't Follow  

NPR has already tagged the new work of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, on its round up of 2017's Best Music. 

Elastic Bond: Un Lugar (feat. Ephniko)  

Andres Ponce and Sofy Encanto are united by marriage and musically as Elastic Bond, but that's not all that they have merged together. The Miami couple has fused cultures that reflect their surroundings -- folkloric rhythms and electronic beats -- on their funky new album Honey Bun. 

Hanni El Khatib: Paralyzed  

Hanni El Khatib lives a creative streak. Due to perform in Paris a week after the Bataclan attacks, he cancelled all of his shows for 2016 and put all of his energy and emotions into new material. 

Manu Delago: Freeze  

The Hang is a percussion instrument that was developed in the early 2000s in Switzerland. Although similar to steelpan (or steel drums), this contraption is played with the hands and fingers instead of mallets. Expert player Manu Delago brings out the instrument's warm tones and dynamic range on a composition he recorded in one take. 

Leif Vollebekk: Into the Ether  

Montreal's Leif Vollebekk has just begun an extensive tour, finding his way into every musical nook and cranny as he zig zags the globe. 

Clap! Clap!: Hope (feat. Oy)  

Sexy and slinky Italian producer, songwriter and performer Clap! Clap! has a rather eclectic sound and tracks that span an array of genres. His debut album garnered accolades from Paul Simon who called it a "masterpiece." 

Spoon: Hot Thoughts  

After three consecutive highly acclaimed albums, Spoon returns with an exciting new release, co-produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips).

Mac DeMarco: My Old Man  

This Old Dog will be Mac DeMarco's fifth record release in just as many years. 

Ethan Gruska: Reoccurring Dream  

Ethan Gruska, known as half of the sibling duo The Belle Brigade, strikes out on his own with a debut album.

Izo Fitzroy: Hope You Can Wait (Hot Toddy Remix)  

Blues songstress Izo Fitzroy draws power from mighty artists like Janis Joplin for her raw delivery and turns to her roots in Gospel for uplifting and dynamic performances. We're fond of a new remix of "Hope You Can Wait" by Hot Toddy.

Fufanu: Sports  

Even though Krautrock was created years before their birth, the trio making up Fufanu was greatly influenced by its sound. 

Louis Vega: A New Day (Joe Claussell remix)  

There is a collision of titans when it comes to the Joe Claussell's remix of Louie Vega's "A New Day."

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