The fine people at KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic had Unknown Mortal Orchestra in their studio last week to perform a few songs while in LA. Watch the live video of “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” above or on KCRW‘s YouTube channel here.
Click read more to pre-order UMO‘s new ‘Blue Record’ acoustic EP, watch the other live KCRW video for “So Good At Being In Trouble”, and see North American tour dates through the end of October and European dates in November.
Here’s your listening activity for the next hour. McSweeney’s presents Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor, a radio drama much like that of War of the Worlds. Premiering on KCRW last week, you’ll recognize many of the voices and music featured in the program; Will Sheff and Oneida both partook in the show centered around an imaginary tumor. Listen below!
“Cancel ALL of your evening plans. Plant yourself in front of your television and prepare yourself for three or so minutes of some serious greatness. It’s definitely going to be worth it!”
Did you heed our advice yesterday? Tell me you didn’t miss Sharon Van Etten’s performance of “Leonard” last night on “mini” Conan! Luckily for all of us, the fine people at Conan have provided us with the video. WATCH IT ABOVE. Also, don’t miss Sharon perched next to Shaq at the end of show! Uhhhh, can we just say how awesome that was?!?!
Last week, Sharon played to over 3,000 SXSW-goers at the NPR showcase then went on to headline the Jagjaguwar party, only to leave Austin soon after for a Los Angeles take down. Perhaps you heard Sharon play on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Monday morning? If not, no worries! Stream it HERE. As you can tell, it seems there’s no stopping point in sight. Catch her live with The War on Drugs this spring; full list of dates HERE.
Finally, check out the interview Sharon gave to Cian Traynor at The Quietus. Sharon gives a run-down of some of the the pivotal moments in her music career. Read it HERE.
Coming off an unbelievably successful run at SXSW, Sharon Van Etten’s next move is to take over the great city of Los Angeles, one media outlet at a time. Sharon-palooza is kicking off today with a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The show starts at 11 am EST and Sharon will be peforming around 2pm EST. Listen in over at KCRW. KCSN will also be airing an interview and acoustic performance today at 6pm EST.
We’ll have some more mega exciting things to announce tomorrow tomorrow, but in the meantime, Sharon and her band will be playing with The War on Drugs tomorrow night at the Avalon. Doors are at 8 PM and you can still buy tickets HERE. Not in LA? Fear not! Catch Sharon on tour this spring (dates below) or take a peak at the video above from Spinner’s New York studios for a special acoustic version of “Give Out” on The Interface.