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KEXP Presents: Pontiak


Three brothers formed Pontiak a decade ago as a vehicle for their feedback-laden, neo-psych Southern-rock jams. Watch the band perform "It's the Greatest" in the KEXP studios.

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KCRW Presents: Hozier

The Irish singer shows off the depth of his abilities, reaching into his American blues influences in this live performance of "Take Me to Church" for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Angel Olsen, 'Sweet Dreams' (Live)


The singer-songwriter and her band visit the KEXP studios for an intense and incendiary set of songs from her new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness.

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James Vincent McMorrow, 'Cavalier' (Live)


On a day when Americans and others celebrate Irish heritage, Morning Becomes Eclectic welcomed falsetto-voiced Irishman James Vincent McMorrow to the studio. Watch him perform a new song, "Cavalier."

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Cibo Matto, 'Déjà Vu' (Live)


The Japanese ambassadors of hip-hop-infused cocktail-pop visited KEXP to perform songs from their first album in 15 years. Watch the group play "Déjà Vu."

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Mayer Hawthorne, 'Her Favorite Song' (Live)


Like funky bass? Zebra stripes? And grown-ups in PJs? We've got video for you. When Hawthorne showed up for his live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic, he was still wearing his pajamas.

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KEXP Presents: Marissa Nadler


Watch this stripped down, intimate studio session with the Boston-based singer. She performs material from her latest release, July, in KEXP's backyard at Avast Studio.

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Folk Alley Presents: Leyla McCalla

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The cellist and folk musician balances original compositions with Haitian folk songs on her new album. Watch McCalla perform a song that gives musical life to words Langston Hughes wrote long ago.

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Kins, 'Mockasin's' (Live)


The members of this cross-continental buzz band relish the idea of crafting a unique sound that defies categories, much like their fellow Brits in Alt-J. Watch the trio perform "Mockasin's" on KCRW.

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Band Of Horses, 'No One's Gonna Love You' (Live)


Ben Bridwell, Ryan Monroe and Tyler Ramsey are performing their old hits in a new fashion: huddled around a single microphone. Enjoy "No One's Gonna Love You" in a way you haven't heard it before.

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Lo-Fang, 'Permutations' (Live)


Watch Lorde's hand-picked opener for her recent tour perform his indie hit, live in the studios of Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Noah Gundersen, 'Ledges' (Live)


The soft-spoken folk-rock artist from Seattle performs a delicate and dynamic Morning Show session with his friends and family. Watch Gundersen play the title track to his debut album, Ledges.

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Phantogram, 'Black Out Days' (Live)


Fresh off the release of Voices, the New York electro-pop duo stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform one of the album's standout songs, "Black Out Days."

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Minor Alps, 'Far From The Roses' (Live)


Nada Surf's Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield performed together for the very first time in KEXP's studios in Seattle. Watch them play "Far From The Roses," from Get There.

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Future Islands, 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' (Live)


Watch the synth-powered Baltimore rock band perform "Seasons (Waiting on You)" for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this month, with the aid of new drummer Mike Lowry.