1:10 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Chad Clark of Beauty Pill wrote "Steven and Tiwonge" around how the two characters viewed a single object of affection.
Morgan Klein Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 9:57 am

On Sunday's All Things Considered, you'll hear Beauty Pill's amazing story of how close Chad Clark came to dying before a single note of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are could be recorded.

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Music Interviews
4:07 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Colleen: For The First Time, A Hypnotic Composer Sings

For more than 10 years, the French musician Colleen was strictly instrumental. For her new album, Captain of None, she added her voice.
Iker Spozio Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 8:36 am

The French musician C├ęcile Schott's music sounds a little bit like someone dropped a baroque string instrument into a swimming pool.

Recording under the name Colleen since 2001, she's made music that is purely instrumental and focused on one string instrument in particular: the viola de gamba. But on Captain of None, she's added lyrics for the first time.

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Favorite Sessions
6:01 am
Fri April 24, 2015

KCRW Presents: Other Lives

Other Lives performs live on KCRW.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

After relocating to Portland, Oregon, from their native Stillwater, Oklahoma, Other Lives used the new surroundings for a different perspective on their new album. The result is their third studio release, Rituals, which marries an orchestral rock sound with a classic singer-songwriter sensibility. New songs like "Easy Way" were standouts in their latest visit to KCRW.


  • "Easy Way"
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All Songs TV
4:03 am
Fri April 24, 2015

My Brightest Diamond, 'This Is My Hand'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 8:21 am

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Songs We Love
10:25 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Songs We Love: Juan Wauters, 'This Is I'

"This Is I" embodies Queens songwriter Juan Wauters's path from punk to poet.
Nicole Ucedo Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 12:34 pm

Queens-via-Uruguay songwriter Juan Wauters rose to internet acclaim as a member of the obstreperous rock band The Beets, one of New York City's most beloved DIY acts of the 21st century. In the time since The Beets' initial breakup in 2012, Wauters has pursued a more introspective, subdued sound, writing songs that explore who he is and how "he" came to be.

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