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Playlist

December 19, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Generator Second Floor
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:06 PM
Head Home
Artist : Midlake
Album : The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Composer :
Label : Mighty Sound
6:11 PM
All Your Gold
Artist : Bat For Lashes
Album : All Your Gold
Composer :
Label : The Haunted Man
6:14 PM
The Garden That You Planted
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Get to the River Before It Runs Too Low
Composer :
Label : Dangerbird Spain
6:15 PM
Old Friend
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:20 PM
Middle Distance Runner
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:31 PM
Priscilla
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:35 PM
You’re A Wolf
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:39 PM
Turn the Dirt Over
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:40 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Music
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
6:42 PM
1901
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
6:46 PM
So You Want to Be (a Rock ’n’ Roll Star)
Artist : Patti Smith
Album : Wave
Composer :
Label : Ruth St. Records
6:51 PM
Shake It Out
Artist : Florence & The Machine
Album : Ceremonials
Composer :
Label : Republic
6:55 PM
Stranger in a Strange Land
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Turn! Turn! Turn
Composer :
Label : Turn! Turn! Turn
6:56 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:00 PM
The North
Artist : Stars
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:04 PM
Walk Like a Giant
Artist : Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Album : Psychedelic Pill
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
7:09 PM
Somebody to Shove
Artist : Soul Asylum
Album : Grave Dancers Union
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
7:12 PM
Gold on the Ceiling
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : El Camino
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:16 PM
Love for Her That
Artist : Teddy Thompson
Album : Teddy Thompson
Composer :
Label : VIRGIN RECORDS US
7:17 PM
Say Goodnight to the Night
Artist : Kail Baxley
Album : Heat Stroke/The Wind & The War
Composer :
Label : Forty Below Records
7:21 PM
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : The Otis Redding Story
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
7:24 PM
Hold On
Artist : The Alabama Shakes
Album : The Alabama Shakes EP
Composer :
Label : The Alabama Shakes
7:28 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
7:32 PM
Mockingbirds
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
7:37 PM
Good Vibrations
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : The Best of the Beach Boys
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:38 PM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Composer :
Label : Lonerism
7:41 PM
Girlshapedlovedrug
Artist : Gomez
Album : How We Operate
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
7:45 PM
Dr. Love Power
Artist : Ann Peebles
Album : The Hi Singles A's & B's (Disc 2)
Composer :
Label : Hi Records UK
7:48 PM
I’ll be Alright
Artist : Passion Pit
Album : Gossamer
Composer :
Label : Columbia
7:52 PM
I’m Not The Man I Used To Be
Artist : Fine Young Canibals
Album : The Raw and The Cooked
Composer :
Label : IRS

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World Cafe
5:47 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Rufus Wainwright On World Cafe

Rufus Wainwright.
Barry J. Holmes

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:09 am

In this episode of World Café, Rufus Wainwright catches up with host Michaela Majoun, who first chatted with the singer-songwriter on World Cafe 14 years ago. Wainwright shares details about his seventh album, Out of the Game, as well as the emotional events that inspired the album's themes of mourning and celebration.

This episode originally aired on June 6, 2012.

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World Cafe
5:35 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Trampled By Turtles On World Cafe

Trampled By Turtles.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 1:49 pm

The formation of Trampled by Turtles can be traced back to the untimely theft of frontman Dave Simonett's musical equipment in 2003. Left with only an acoustic guitar, Simonett formed a new band with a new style that fit his remaining instrument. The result is a folk-rock group that's known for its unbridled passion and raucous energy.

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World Cafe
7:49 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

The Lost Brothers On 'World Cafe: Next'

The Lost Brothers.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 9:31 am

  • Hear two new tracks from The Lost Brothers

The Lost Brothers' Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland aren't actually brothers, but the pair draws sonic influence from family bands such as The Kinks and The Everly Brothers. Though originally from Ireland and based in London, the group recorded its debut, Trails of the Lonely, in Portland, Ore.

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World Cafe
10:26 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Lana Del Rey On World Cafe

Nicole Nodland

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 10:19 am

Lana Del Rey got her start at 18, when she was still known as Lizzy Grant and moved from Lake Placid to New York City to write songs and perform in clubs. In 2008, under her given name, she produced and released the EP Kill Kill independently. In 2010, her first album — the doubly eponymous Lana Del Ray [sic] a.k.a. Lizzy Grant — came out and was quickly pulled from circulation, though it'll be reissued this summer.

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World Cafe
12:34 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Latin Roots: The Underground Beat Of Reggaeton

Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City.
Scott Gries Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 2:59 pm

Today on Latin Roots from World Cafe, NPR's Jasmine Garsd discusses the history of Reggaeton. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Garsd spent her teenage years hooked on Argentine rock. Garsd moved to the U.S. after high school and quickly encountered an eclectic mix of American music; now, she co-hosts NPR's Alt.Latino with Felix Contreras.

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World Cafe
11:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt On World Cafe

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 2:59 pm

The Magnetic Fields' music provides one of several outlets for frontman Stephin Merritt's inspired songwriting. The band began recording a string of eclectic albums in 1993, and finally found mainstream recognition with 1999's three-disc 69 Love Songs.

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World Cafe
9:51 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Yann Tiersen On World Cafe

Jeff Rabillon

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 3:34 pm

The music of multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen breaks the constraints of form, yet each track is built around poignant, emotional melodies. Tiersen quickly abandoned the academy training of his early childhood, smashing his violin and adopting the electric guitar instead. He began recording in the summer of 1993, and first found commercial success in his native France with 1998's Le Phare, recorded in two months on the island of Ouessant.

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World Cafe
4:38 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Next: Two Man Gentlemen Band

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 3:54 pm

  • Hear two new tracks from Two Man Gentleman Band

Self-described as "hot, raucous, retro swing for two," Two Man Gentlemen Band lives up to its claim. But, as the name suggests, there's a subtle ridiculousness to the group's sound. Andy Bean and Fuller Condon have made a career of recording old-school, '60s-style folk on vintage equipment, only to pack their songs with parodies, anachronisms and absurdities.

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World Cafe
12:27 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

The Lumineers On World Cafe

The Lumineers.
Mark Sink

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 1:41 pm

This week's Vintage Cafe goes back to 2012, when good things were starting to happen for a trio of musicians from Denver. The Lumineers' original members, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, were high-school friends who moved to Denver thinking they'd have a better shot at getting noticed than they had in Brooklyn — plus, it was affordable. There, they met their third member, cellist Neyla Pekarek, through a Craigslist ad.

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World Cafe
3:19 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

John Mayer On World Cafe

John Mayer.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Becoming a rock star has major implications — just ask John Mayer. The singer-songwriter's personal history and relationships are all public knowledge, thanks to the enormous media attention that the 34-year-old attracts. The attention in turn attracts trouble, but Mayer, who has just released his fifth solo studio album, tries to take it all in stride.

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