Synth-popsters DWNTWN got their start in the summer of 2010, when Jamie Leffler and Robert Cepeda recorded folk tunes on their iPhones during road trips. The duo transformed these raw songs into electro-pop tracks that draw influences from indie pop to new wave. The iconic French label Kitsuné took notice, and placed the band’s debut single, “See My Eyes” on an upbeat compilation last summer. An EP, featuring the single “Till Tomorrow” is on its way.
In January, DWNTWN, who have supported acts like Capital Cities and Body Language on tour, will play every Monday evening at the Satellite in Los Angeles. Catch DWNTWN live Friday at 10 p.m. PST on We Found New Music, hosted by Grant Owens on KX 93.5, Laguna’s only FM.
Jim Kerr of Simple Minds stopped by the KX 93.5 studio for a chat with mid-day jock Jason Feddy!
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Indie psychedelic rock trio Sons of Hippies stopped by the KX 93.5 studio for an interview with Mookie and a live performance! The band is based in Tampa, Florida and their debut album, “Griffons at the Gates of Heaven” is out now on Cleopatra Records.
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Dreamy indie-popsters Lost in Los Angeles played an acoustic set live on Mookie’s show in KX 93.5’s Pearl Street studio on November 4. Based in Southern California, the trio are at the tail end of a U.S. tour. The band has performed at local venues in the past, including Laguna Beach’s own Sandpiper lounge! Their EP “The Hovering” is out on the Sparkfarm label. It includes the track “Because of You,” which you can hear on KX 93.5’s rotation.
The story of indie-folk band The Falls is charming. The Australian duo’s story as a couple is illustrated in their songs. The heady feelings of new love, the heartbreak of breakups, and the comfort of an amicable split -the lyrics and melodies give the listener an intimate insight into their relationship.
After they called it quits in February 2011,The Falls transcribed their bittersweet, heart-wrenching emotions into their 2012 debut EP, “Hollywood.”
With haunting melodies that are both heartbreaking and romantic, tracks like “Girl I Love,” “Million,” and “Hey” showcase the duo’s folksy charm. Catch The Falls on “We Found New Music” with Grant Owens on KX 93.5 FM, when they perform live on the show Friday night during the 10 pm hour. (PST)
Scott David and Steve Whelan interview singer/songwriter and international club DJ Boy George, formerly of Culture Club, as well as DJ/promoter Mark Vedo. They conducted the phone interview on their show, Laguna Limelight on KX 93.5 on October 16! Listen to a podcast of the interview here:
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