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December 27, 2012

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
12:06 PM
Dark Star
Artist : Polica
Album : Give You The Ghost
Composer :
Label : Totally Gross Nation
12:11 PM
Heavy Cloud, No Rain
Artist : Sting
Album : Ten Summoner's Tale
Composer :
Label : A&M
12:15 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:24 PM
Somebody That I Used To Know
Artist : Gotye
Album : Making Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Universal Republic
12:30 PM
State of the Art
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:38 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:42 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:47 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:48 PM
Waiting In Vain
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : Exodus
Composer :
Label : Island
12:52 PM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
12:57 PM
Worms
Artist : Yeasayer
Album : All Hour Cymbals
Composer :
Label : We Are Free

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World Cafe
3:01 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Django Django On World Cafe

Django Django.
Mikael Gregorsky Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 8:41 pm

Most young bands hope to get some kind of break or media exposure as soon as they possibly can. But as Django Django, a four-piece originally from Edinburgh, discovered, it's possible to get noticed a bit too early. In 2009, the group released its first single, "Storm," as a seven-inch through a friend's Glasgow-based record label. The song quickly stirred up buzz, but the group didn't have anything to release as a follow-up — "Storm" was truly the first thing they had ever done together.

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World Cafe
11:21 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Jovanotti On World Cafe

Jovanotti.
Courtesy of the artist

Lorenzo Cherubini, better known by his stage name Jovanotti, occupies a curious position on the pop landscape — that of the hugely successful international star who remains largely unknown to U.S. audiences. More than two decades have passed since he first broke out in his native Italy, though, and now he's making moves to do the same in the States.

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World Cafe
5:13 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Stars On World Cafe

Stars
Norman Wong Courtesy of the artist

Stars returns to the World Cafe studio to play songs from its latest album, The North. Here, the band sits down with host David Dye to discuss its decision-making process, and how its insistence on being as democratic as possible has helped it stay together over the years.

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World Cafe
1:25 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The Wallflowers On World Cafe

Jakob Dylan and his Wallflowers sat down with David Dye on World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 11:55 am

The Wallflowers recently reconnected, or "rebooted" so to speak, to release their first studio album since 2005's Rebel, Sweetheart, and with a slightly tweaked line-up they pick up right where they left off. It's safe to say that Dylan and the band — which includes founding member Rami Jaffee on keyboards, long-term bassist Greg Richling, Stuart Mathis on guitar and newly acquired drummer Jack Irons — have recharged their collective creative battery. Glad All Over is an energized collection of signature tunes from The Wallflowers that fans have been itching for.

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World Cafe
12:57 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Next: Guards

Guards.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 8:42 am

It's hard to say anything about Guards without eventually bringing up Cults, another band from Brooklyn whose upbeat melodic pop draws heavy influence from the '60s. The two groups share more than just stylistic influences, though: Singer and bandleader Richie Follin is the brother of Madeline Follin, Cults' lead singer. In fact, a handful of the songs Richie Follin has released with Guards began their lives as Cults tunes.

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World Cafe
2:13 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Freelance Whales On World Cafe

Freelance Whales.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 3:43 pm

Freelance Whales' members make huge tiny music. Their instruments tend to produce delicate sounds: banjos, violins, xylophones, drums played delicately with brushes. But their songs are arranged in such a way that these small sounds form grand, swelling passages that start out softly, then build to something majestic.

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World Cafe
2:34 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália

Os Mutantes, reunited since 2006, is one of the most influential acts in the Tropicália movement.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:58 pm

In this segment of World Cafe's Latin Roots, Alt.Latino host Jasmine Garsd discusses how the Brazilian artistic movement of Tropicália, also known as Tropicalismo, emerged and became a prominent force in Latin American music. Tropicália is a unique style which conflates traditional Brazilian music with elements from other genres, ranging from avant-garde to rock 'n' roll. The movement developed in the 1960s, as widespread corruption and oppression spread throughout Brazil.

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World Cafe
12:33 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Yeasayer on World Cafe

Yeasayer
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 2:34 pm

"Dense" and "lush" have long been necessary adjectives for anyone attempting to describe Yeasayer's sound. The band's approach entails folding many disparate elements together, twisting and pulling them until they decide to play nice. Although its first two albums, 2007's All Hour Cymbals and 2010's Odd Blood, don't sound terribly similar, they at least have this wide-reaching approach in common.

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World Cafe
4:13 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion On World Cafe

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Stefano Giovannini

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 4:48 pm

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion — Jon Spencer, drummer Russell Simins and bassist Judah Baer — has kicked out the jams for more than 20 years. Formed in 1991, the band draws on punk, blues and rockabilly, and has collaborated with artists ranging from Elliott Smith to Solomon Burke to Martina Topley-Bird to Steve Albini and even Ad-Rock of The Beastie Boys.

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World Cafe
3:27 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Electric Guest on World Cafe

Electric Guest.
Courtesy of the artist

Sometimes it pays to be somebody's little brother. Were it not for his fraternal ties, singer and multi-instrumentalist Asa Taccone probably wouldn't have been able to get acclaimed songwriter and producer Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse) to produce his band's debut album. Taccone's older brother, a friend of Burton's, asked the producer to listen to the songs his little brother had been working on and give some constructive criticism.

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