Back in 2004, one of my all-time favorite artists, Rachael Yamagata, recorded a few songs on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. I loved KCRW because of it.
But hello, it’s been 7 years! I had completely forgotten about the show until now. Although I have since then graduated high school and college, entered the working world, and gone on with my life, this show has changed very little. It is still showcasing some of the best artists out there and they are usually not very well known – which is particularly what makes it so good! They even had Rachael return for a second recording when she released her second LP in 2008. Below are some of my favorite recordings:
The Naked and Famous: Young Blood
Lykke Li: I Follow Rivers
Local Natives: Wide Eyes
The XX: Crystallized
Angus and Julia Stone: Big Jet Plane
Long live the love of all things indie.