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World Cafe
7:19 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Toro Y Moi On World Cafe

Chaz Bundick, a.k.a. Toro Y Moi.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:21 am

What For? marks a change from the sound of Toro Y Moi's previous album, Anything In Return; the emphasis this time is on guitar rather than on the electronics and keyboards of the last record.

Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick made his debut in 2010 with Causers Of This, and soon got lumped in with an assortment of "chillwave" acts — an oversimplification of his versatile sound. Here, Toro Y Moi plays songs from What For? live in the studio.

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Favorite Sessions
7:05 am
Thu April 2, 2015

KCRW Presents: Of Montreal

of Montreal performs live on KCRW.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:33 am

Kevin Barnes has just released his 13th album as Of Montreal, and the prolific artist sounds as inspired as ever. For its return to Morning Becomes Eclectic, Of Montreal performed new songs from Aureate Gloom, an album layered with the sounds of late-'70s New York and disco-inflected electronic music. Here, Barnes and his band perform "Empyrean Abattoir."

SET LIST

  • "Empyrean Abattoir"
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Music
2:54 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

KNBA Sponsors 2015 SalmonFest

SALMONFEST is coming July 31st through August 2nd on the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik Alaska; 3 days of Fish, Love and Music, featuring Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The New Orleans Suspects, The California Honeydrops, Moonalice, plus many more to be announced; Tickets available on the web at Salmon Fest Alaska dot org. 

EVENT INFORMATION

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World Cafe
10:46 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Andy Kim On World Cafe

Andy Kim.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:21 am

During a 2013 Sense Of Place visit to Toronto, World Cafe talked to Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, who said he was working with Andy Kim on a new project. It was hard to know what to think: Kim, a fellow Canadian raised in Montreal, was known for pop hits in the '60s and '70s; he wrote "Sugar, Sugar" for The Archies and had his own No. 1 single, "Rock Me Gently," in 1974. Drew was heavily involved in Broken Social Scene, among other projects, and it turns out that the two have become close; in fact, Kim describes Drew as his best friend.

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All Songs Considered
8:53 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Viking's Choice: Sharpless, 'Franz Kafka (Home Movies Cover)'

Sharpless.
Richard Gin Courtesy of the artist

Real talk: Scäb's "Franz Kafka" is the greatest cartoon rock opera ever. Originally featured on the Home Movies episode "Director's Cut" in 2001, the ridiculous three-minute, four-movement song about The Metamorphosis is equal parts "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Tommy, and warns, "Be careful if you get him pissed / Franz! Franz Kafka! / He'll smite you with metaphor fists!" Metaphor fists!

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