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.


  • Yumi Zouma: “Cool For A Second”

    Feb 19 2020

    Kiwi indie-pop force Yumi Zouma wrote "Cool For A Second" and almost scrapped it entirely. Bassist Charlie Ryder explains it this way: "the most conspicuous of melodies are often hidden in modest beginnings." Let's enjoy the sparkle of Christie Simpson's feather light vocals against a backdrop of soft pop beats.  See Yumi Zouma live in SoCal3/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge [SOLD OUT]3/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

  • 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