Favorite Sessions Exclusive studio sessions recorded at public radio stations across the country.

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KCRW Presents: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

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The dance-happy Detroit pop duo gives Morning Becomes Eclectic a preview of its upcoming album, due out in the fall. Watch Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein perform "War Zone" live in the studio.

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KCRW Presents: Yo La Tengo

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Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew visit the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from their most recent album, Fade. Watch the venerable indie-rock trio play "Two Trains."

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Savages: Elegant Brutality, Rendered Anything But Silent

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The British post-punk band makes its American radio debut at KEXP in Seattle. Luckily, cameras are rolling for these four blistering songs from Savages' debut album, Silence Yourself.

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KCRW Presents: Hanni El Khatib

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The L.A. guitarist's take on rock is equal parts dive bars and skateboards. In this performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, he showcases the doo-wop-inspired single "Penny."

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Mudhoney Really Hates 'Chardonnay'

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One of the most revered bands in the rock underground spends two minutes taking on the world's most popular white wine. Watch Mark Arm and his band perform a punk-rock rant about Chardonnay.

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James Blake, 'Retrograde' (Live)

KCRW

The British wunderkind has returned with a new album of brooding electronic pop songs. Watch Blake and his live band bring "Retrograde" to life at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica.

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Gary Clark Jr.: How To Remember Your Roots

KUT 90.5

Once you start sharing stages with Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, you're no longer beholden to a zip code as a "local artist." But Clark still stops by his old public radio station every so often.

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KCRW Presents: Dead Can Dance

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The duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry made some of the creepiest beautiful music of the 1980s. Almost 30 years and two reunions later, the two are still at it. Watch Dead Can Dance live on KCRW.

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KCRW Presents: Phoenix

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The French pop band has finally released a follow-up to its 2009 smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Watch the group perform "Entertainment" on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Josh Ritter: Coming Out Of The Dark Clouds

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The singer-songwriter and his Royal City Band performed a sold-out show at Portland's iconic Crystal Ballroom. During soundcheck, Ritter let in cameras from opbmusic for a rendition of "Hopeful."

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KCRW Presents: Rhye

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The members of Rhye wouldn't allow KCRW to record their faces during the duo's visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. But when you're dealing with a song like "Open," visuals hardly matter.

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Low: Every Note In Its Right Place

The Current

Low's Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Steve Garrington recently put on a special show for their fellow Minnesotans at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater. Watch them perform "Plastic Cup" and "So Blue."

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Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line: Hootenanny, Anyone?

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Fans of Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton, take notice: Nora Jane Struthers embodies everything you could want in an Americana singer-songwriter. Watch her perform "Party Line."