The Los Angeles musical collective known as Pollyn is comprised of vocalist Genevieve Artadi, guitarist Anthony Cava, and beatmaker Adam Jay Weissman. Pollyn creates atmospheric pop songs with lush electronic overtones. With heavy rotation on KCRW and featured on Urb’s Next 100, the band has remixed several high profile acts including Gorillaz, Liquid Liquid, Buffalo Daughter, Health, and Exile. Their second Remix EP for the song Still Love features remixes by dEbruit, Blue Daisy and Sid Roams. Today, we are sharing the Sid Roams Remix, who is known for his production work with Dilated Peoples, Prodigy, and many others, and is one of the more hip hop friendly tracks from this recently released EP.
URB x Coachella x Vans present this very special print publication—CAMP—the magazine about all things Coachella, produced specially for the campers attending the 11th annual festival this weekend in Indio. You can get a sneak peak of CAMP at Raymond Roker’s Blog, and read a segment by Coachella performer Jason Bentley at KCRW.com.
BUT YOU CAN ONLY GET A COPY OF CAMP ON THE COACHELLA CAMPGROUNDS!!!
This one’s for the people sleeping in tents this weekend.
Plug Research announces their upcoming release from Quadron, an experimental duo from Copenhagen that fans of Little Dragon, Lykke Li, etc. would really enjoy. Already being championed by tastemakers like Pharrell Williams, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Giles Peterson of BBC Radio, KCRW, and others, the limited feedback we’ve had thus far has been amazing. Look for a lot of amazing things coming soon from Quadron, including their upcoming self-titled full length release on March 23rd.Today, we share the song Average Fruit, from their self-titled album, and the official press release is below. Average Fruit was also KCRW‘s “Top Tune” this Monday. Official press release after the jump.
After 32 years as General Manager of Santa Monica College’s public radio station KCRW-89.9 FM and www.KCRW.com, Ruth Seymour has announced that she is retiring at the end of February. Former URB editor and current KCRW music director and Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bently had this to say:
Ruth Seymour has been our fearless leader at KCRW from the beginning, so of course today’s announcement was hard to comprehend. Ruth is one of those personalities that you seldom come across in life – a real original. She built the station over 32 years with a strong vision and an instinct for talent into the highly regarded beacon for music, news, and culture we are today. All the while broadcasting from modest basement studios converted from classrooms at Santa Monica College, relying on countless volunteers, and of …
A few years ago I saw Noisettes play at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. At the time, they had just released “What’s the Time Mr. Wolf” and were receiving some radio airplay from local stations Indie 103.1 and KCRW. They had a great turnout and seemed to be a band on the rise. At the show, when I met the band, they had this genuine optimistic attitude that seems to ultimately effect everything they do. Whenever I hear their music I can’t help but feel that spirit; they hold a special place in my heart.
A few months later, Noisettes announced that they would be taking a hiatus from performing while they worked on their second album. I was disappointed that this band would be off the music radar for some time and was uncertain …