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.


  • Milton Nascimento: “Maria Maria”

    Dec 06 2019

    Milton Nascimento possesses one of the most recognizable voices in Brazlilian music. "Maria Maria" was originally recorded in 1974 as the soundtrack for a ballet dealing with the legacy of slavery in his homeland. We're excited to share the title track, which includes a beautiful narration. 

  • Nick Cave: Jesus Alone

    Sep 29 2016

    Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with "Jesus Alone." Photo: Kerry Brown