Australian dream-pop legends The Church bless an intimate audience at KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio with the first-ever American performance of new material from their 26th album, The Hypnogogue. The band’s unmistakable blend of lush atmospherics and diamond-edged rock ’n’ roll remains as intoxicating as ever.
And frontman Steve Kilbey remains as audacious as ever, sitting down (and sometimes jumping up) for a freewheeling interview about concept albums, the occult, and performing at KCRW in the 1980s. Click above to watch the set, and listen to the audio for an extended version of the performance and interview.
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KCRW Music Director: Anne Litt
Interviewer: Myke Dodge Weiskopf
Recording/Mix Engineer: John Meek
Assistant Recording Engineer: Henry D’Ambrosio
Video Director / Editor : Angie Scarpa
Camera Operators : Vice Cooler, Matt Smith, Angie Scarpa
Event Producer: Liv Surnow
Assistant Producer: Anna Chang
Art Director: Evan Solano
Lighting Design: Jason Groman
Digital Producer: Andrea Domanick