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

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KCRW Presents: Beachwood Sparks


The L.A. rock band brings its retro alt-country sound to the KCRW studio for a performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch the group perform the title cut from its new album, Tarnished Gold.

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Doug Paisley: The Outcast's Apostle


Taking a break from performing at Oregon's Pickathon Music Festival, the folk-rock guitarist fingerpicks a gorgeous tune about living and loving in exile. Watch Paisley perform "Two Like Us."

KCRW Presents: Alt-J


Watch the English band perform in KCRW's studios. Singer Joe Newman's relaxed delivery provides a nice complement to the band's tight instrumentation. Here, watch the alt-J perform "Breezeblocks."

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Rebecca Gates: The Spinanes' Star Floats On


The former leader of the '90s indie-rock band The Spinanes recently released her first album in 11 years. Watch Gates perform a new song from the record, "&&&," live at the opbmusic studios.

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Hot Chip: An Invitation To Sweat

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Watch Hot Chip, sans producer Joe Goddard (he flew in late because he's a new dad), perform "Night and Day," in The Current studios, the day before the band embarked on its North American tour.

KCRW Presents: thenewno2


Dhani Harrison formed thenewno2 in the period that followed the passing of his father, George. Joining KCRW for a special session, he gives a flawless, uplifting performance of "Staring Out To Sea."

KCRW Presents: Delta Rae


With a metal trashcan, many pairs of drumsticks and four powerful singers, Delta Rae creates a cacophony of bluesy, gospel-tinged pop music, complete with stomping feet.