Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director appears in the following:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
After spending time in a decked out geodesic dome in the desert, the LA band is back with their second album. See them perform their new "Love Is To Die" in the KCRW studios.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tijoux's hip-hop style and thoughtful lyrics are informed by music from all over the world. Watch the French-born Chilean musician perform the title track from her new album, Vengo, in the studio.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
On a day when Americans and others celebrate Irish heritage, Morning Becomes Eclectic welcomed falsetto-voiced Irishman James Vincent McMorrow to the studio. Watch him perform a new song, "Cavalier."
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Like funky bass? Zebra stripes? And grown-ups in PJs? We've got video for you. When Hawthorne showed up for his live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic, he was still wearing his pajamas.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
The members of this cross-continental buzz band relish the idea of crafting a unique sound that defies categories, much like their fellow Brits in Alt-J. Watch the trio perform "Mockasin's" on KCRW.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Watch Lorde's hand-picked opener for her recent tour perform his indie hit, live in the studios of Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Fresh off the release of Voices, the New York electro-pop duo stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform one of the album's standout songs, "Black Out Days."
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Watch the synth-powered Baltimore rock band perform "Seasons (Waiting on You)" for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this month, with the aid of new drummer Mike Lowry.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
The Los Angeles EDM duo rose to fame in the mid-'90s on the strength of its album Vegas. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland recently released a new self-titled Crystal Method album, the majority of which they recently performed live on KCRW. Watch "Over It," featuring Dia Frampton on vocals.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are old friends who grew up together in Magnolia, Texas. They came together to form Jamestown Revival before moving to L.A., which is where they performed "California" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
One of Mali's most revered voices recently visited KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif., to play songs from her new album, Beautiful Africa. But she also includes a new song called "Mama" that hasn't appeared on any album — and you can watch her perform it right here.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
The Afro-Peruvian collective recently visited KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session, during which its members paid tribute to South African icon Nelson Mandela. Watch Novalima perform "Liberta" live in the studio.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Vocalist and producer Cameron Mesirow, a.k.a. Glasser, makes soaring, uncategorizable music in the same vein as Bjork. Watch Mesirow and percussionist Shayna Dunkelman perform "Shape," from Glasser's new album Interiors, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The down-and-dirty Austin rock band just released a new full-length album, Corsicana Lemonade, and gives KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a taste of how it sounds live. Watch White Denim perform "Cheer Up/Blues Ending" live in the KCRW studios.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto recently visited the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from their breakthrough album, Impersonator. Watch the Montreal duo bring the intense "Childhood's End" to life.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Producer and songwriter Ernest Greene visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from his new album, Paracosm. Watch Greene and his five-piece band bring "All I Know" to life.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
A former punk and truck driver who now puts an art-rock spin on contemporary country music, Gibson visits the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from his new album, Me Moan. Watch Daughn Gibson and his band play "You Don't Fade."
Thursday, August 22, 2013
With drummer Bryan Devendorf out due to an injury, The National played a pared-down set during its recent visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios. Watch Matt Berninger and company perform "I Should Live In Salt."
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor is just 16, but she's already notched one of the year's biggest hits, "Royals," in her home country. Watch Lorde perform the song live in KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The charming Glaswegian rock band is back with a new album — Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action — due out August 27. Alex Kapranos and company give KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a preview, featuring the album's first single, "Love Illumination."