KCRW's Today's Top Tune A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.
KCRW's Today's Top Tune

KCRW's Today's Top Tune

From KCRW

A weekday download of standout songs, including advance releases, exclusive live tracks recorded at KCRW, remixes, and an introduction to new artists on our radar.

Most Recent Episodes

Carlos Niño: "Love to All Doulas!"

The New York Times calls Carlos Niño "the spiritual force behind LA's eclectic music scene," and it's true. A radiant being, he is also the co-producer and co-writer for André 3000's New Blue Sun. But today, we're focusing on his own new album, Placenta, a celebration of "the doulas, midwives, and birth workers who help bring life into this world." The track was written around the birth of his second son, a whole 25 years after the birth of his first born Azul Niño and is also one of his regular artistic collaborators. Who knows, maybe 25 years from now, this little kid will work on dad's music too. Let's take a listen to "Love to All Doulas!."

Reyna Tropical: 'Ya Va Pasar'

Birthed in Mexico in 2017, Reyna Tropical explores "intuition, transition, connection, and continuation — a celebration of spiritual survival pulsing with the beat of all things tropical."

Optometry: 'Chameleon'

Optometry is a brand spanking new LA-based duo composed of electro genius John Tejada and stunning singer March Adstrum. Adstrum's hypnotic voice and guitar spark Tejada's machinations on their debut track "Chameleon," with a full-length album coming in March.

Son Rompe Pera: 'Pájaro Cenzontle'

Mexico City's marimba madness comes from the Gama brothers and their family band Son Rompe Pera, who keep tradition alive through the historic instrument with a concoction of punk-folk-cumbia on 'Pájaro Cenzontle.'

Sudan Archives: 'Home Maker'

After a move to LA from Cincinnati, Sudan Archives celebrates domestic bliss via song on "Home Maker," saying "It took nesting — building a home, investing in partners that were worth my investment — to shake my anxiety and depression."