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.


Jem: Beachwood Canyon  

There is a distinctive 60s theme and cozy feel to Jem's new album, whose roots and title track were established while the Welch singer lived in Beachwood Canyon. 

The Golden Filter: We Are the Music  

Virginia Woolf once said, "The whole world is a work of art… we are the words, we are the music, we are the thing itself." The Golden Filter paid heed to that idea.

Goldfrapp: Anymore  

Goldfrapp songs have a distinctive signature that makes keeping still difficult. 

Daymé Arocena: Mambo Na'má  

With Cuba's gates opening to the US we're eager to embrace the island's rich musical culture. An artist with a distinctive point of view is Daymé Arocena whose compositions are rooted in classic rhythms. 

Gavin Turek: Good Look for You  

Los Angeles native Gavin Turek drops her latest EP tomorrow, just one day after her live performance on MBE. 

Kid Koala: Adrift (feat. Emiliana Torrini)  

Kid Koala's excellent ambient electronic album has been gracing my speakers on these cold and rainy Southern California nights. 

Iggy Pop: Gold  

Rock legend Iggy Pop lends his honey-toned dusty vocals (reminiscent of classic Leonard Cohen) to the theme of the film Gold. 

Gary Calamar: Little Tokyo  

When he isn't spinning it, auditioning it or placing it on some of our favorite TV series, KCRW DJ turned prolific musician, Gary Calamar spends his time making music. 

Cage the Elephant: Cold Cold Cold  

What do Blink- 182, Gojira, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, and Cage the Elephant all have in common? They're all up for Best Rock Album!

De La Soul: Pain (feat. Snoop Dogg)  

De La Soul called its 2016 self-release And the Anonymous Nobody, a fitting name for an album financed by a Kickstarter campaign. Three years of work and more than 200 hours of recording produced 17 tracks  that include a wild variety of guests.

Bon Iver: 33 "God"  

In 2012, Bon Iver swept up Grammy wins for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. This year, Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, is back in the hot seat for Best Alternative Music Album with an album that made many Top 10 lists at KCRW alone! 

Gaby Moreno: Estaré  

Born in Guatemala and based in Los Angeles, Gaby Moreno is already the recipient of a Latin Grammy. Now she’s awaiting the verdict on Best Latin Pop Album at this year's Grammy Awards.

Sofi Tukker: Drinkee  

NYC duo Sofi Tukker will duke it out for Best Dance Recording against some heavy competition from Riton,The Chainsmokers, Bob Moses and Flume.

Parekh & Singh: I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll  

Based in Kolkata, India pop duo Parekh & Singh create songs of magical beauty. 

Slowdive: Star Roving  

It's hard to believe that 22 years have passed since Slowdive last released an album with their brand of dreamy shoegaze. 

Laura Marling: Wild Fire  

Younger than Taylor Swift, Adele and Solange, Laura Marling is just as talented. 

Ty Richards: Spaceman  

Psychedelic and experimental Austin artist Ty Richards has a debut album coming out this Friday. 

Chaz Bundick and The Mattson 2: Star Stuff  

The Mattson 2 and Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, met when Chaz came to the jazzy duo's rescue after having forgotten to pack a stool for a show in Oakland. He stayed for their mesmerizing sets and months later they began their collaboration.

Sohn: Conrad  

A smooth operator, Sohn produces captivating tracks fusing R&B electronica. 

Nouvelle Vague: I Wanna Be Sedated  

Best known as a French cover band, Nouvelle Vague plant its signature bossa nova sound onto classic punk and new wave hits. 

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