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.


Cornelius: If You're Here  

Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada, who goes by the creative alter ego of Cornelius, has been a sought after producer/remixer for a wide variety of artists, including Beck, Blur and even James Brown. 

Amber Mark: Lose My Cool  

NYC songwriter and singer Amber Mark has a self-produced EP offering soul-bearing tracks.

Alex Ebert: Broken Record  

We've come to expect great things from Alex Ebert, the Golden Globe winner and frontman to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Alex Cuba: Todas Las Cabezas Están Locas  

You don't need to understand Spanish to feel the music of four-time Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba. 

Big Wild: Empty Room (feat. Yuna)  

Having spent the bulk of 2016 on the festival circuit, engineer, composer and DJ Big Wild has booked another 27 dates this spring alone. 

Oumou Sangare: Mogoya  

After an eight year break from recording, one of the greatest living voices in African music returns with a rich new album. 

Phoenix: J-Boy  

KCRW has been a huge supporter of Phoenix from the beginning and each time the French outfit has a new album, we pounce on it.

Joe Goddard: Ordinary Madness  

Joe Goddard has a strong track record. He was first lauded as the singer, producer and founding member of Hot Chip and for his work with The 2 Bears. 

Levi Thomas: The Fear  

Levi Thomas resides in the Bay Area. Like his forbearers he came out here looking for gold.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Life, Life  

It's been eight long years since Japanese pianist and renown film composer Ryuichi Sakamoto put out an album. In his impeccable style he's turned to the mundane for inspiration. 

Big Thief: Mythological Beauty  

Just a year after releasing its debut album, Bit Thief returns with a new collection of 11 folk-tinged songs.

Alice Coltrane: Om Rama  

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and the wife of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda stood in her husband's shadow. Few know that in the last two decades of her life, she composed Hindu devotional songs as the spiritual leader of an ashram in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills. 

The Afghan Whigs: Demon in Profile  

Happy Birthday to Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs whose latest album captures the band's explosive dynamic. 

RAC: This Song (feat. Rostam)  

Grammy Award-winner RAC, aka Andre Allen Anjos, has a highly anticipated new album coming this summer. The first single is a gorgeous collaboration with Rostam, formerly of Vampire Weekend.

Cones: Echoes On  

We share the first single from LA band Cones, made up by brothers Johnathan and Michael Rosen who play in Eleanor Friedberger's band.

Korey Dane: Half Asleep  

Born and bred in Long Beach, Korey Dane had 96 hours of studio time to complete his sophomore album. 

Harriet Brown: Cryptid  

Harriet Brown composed, arranged and co-produced a debut full-length as a concept album about communication and the contact we make with the world around us, whether it be with our friends, lovers or a higher being.

Niia: Nobody  

LA-based, future jazz vocalist and classically trained pianist Niia is excited about her forthcoming debut album, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Robin Hannibal of Rnye. 

Hazel English: Fix  

Oakland-based artist Hazel English has been riding a wave of success for her brand of indie pop. 

Neil Frances: Dumb Love  

LA-based Neil Frances has been working on becoming a band as the duo experiments with its sound. 

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