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Turn Me On: Darlingside

Posted by Jim Nelson on 27 May 2016

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Darlingside used to have a drummer. But he sort of got in the way. Not in the spatial sense of “got in the way”; rather, in the aural sense. Basically you had these crisp, air-tight, laser-locked voices—four of them, pretending to be one—struggling to appropriately comingle with the drums. No need for a caucus to tabulate that four voices beat a lone drummer every time, so after a 2012 self-released CD the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based band reduced its number by one.

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Rogue Wave on KCSN

Posted by Marc Kaczor on 26 May 2016

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Zach from Rogue Wave came to the KCSN studios to talk to Mookie and perform some songs off the Delusions Of Grand Fur record, weeks before the release date. Zach was joined by his daughter Ren in-studio for the interview and Pat on drums for the performance... this session was truly a family affair. Here's the exclusive audio. Enjoy.

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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald on KCSN

Posted by Marc Kaczor on 26 May 2016

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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald came to visit Mookie at the KCSN studios in Los Angeles to play some music and talk about the release of the record "I Wanna Make It With You". This audio captures a three song stripped-down performance, interview and more. Here's the audio.

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Turn Me On: Kaleo

Posted by Jim Nelson on 23 May 2016

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We was fooled by Kaleo. Set up the way a pool shark tones it down before mercilessly blindsiding you with mad skills. When the four-piece Icelandic band snuck into the U.S. consciousness late in 2014 with “All the Pretty Girls,” a gentle acoustic lament on romantic loneliness, the set-up was under way.

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Transmissions: The Rubens "Hoops"

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 17 May 2016

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Australia has been a hot bed of new music the past few years, with acts like Courtney Barnett, Gotye, Boy & Bear, and more receiving praise as they come over to America. The Rubens are looking to be added to the list. Nic Harcourt sat down with the band and recorded a few songs for Tranmissions. Check out "Hoops" below and click here to see the full session.

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Transmissions: LP "Death Valley"

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 2 May 2016

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Nic Harcourt's new web series Transmissions premiered earlier this year and has already welcomed legends like Lucinda Williams and hot new Los Angeles bands like The Record Company. His next episode features new music from KCSN favorite LP! Check out her new song "Death Valley" performed live for Transmissions below and click here to watch the full episode premiring May 3rd.

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SXSW 2016 In Review

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 22 March 2016

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KCSN was proud to host its official SXSW Radio Day Stage on Thursday, March 17th, but of course we went to a TON of shows featuring the best new acts around. Here are a few of my superlatives from the conference:

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Download "Overnight" From The Wild Feathers

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 8 March 2016

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In case you haven't heard, The Wild Feathers new album Lonely Is A Lifetime comes out this Friday. The Nashville band's first album was a rousing success and the upcoming release sounds amazing so far. Download the first single "Overnight" for FREE below. Don't forget, KCSN Presents The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour on April 6th!

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