World Cafe

Saturdays at 10 pm
David Dye

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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Fri August 9, 2013
World Cafe

Shout Out Louds On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:32 pm

Shout Out Louds.
Frode Marcus Courtesy of the artist

After working together for more than a decade, the members of Stockholm's Shout Out Louds continue to make lush, highly melodic pop music. The product of a year and a half of tinkering, their recent Optica is significantly lighter-sounding than its predecessors.

On this installment of World Cafe, hear the group discuss how it navigated new musical experiments on the album, and how all of its members finally came to agree on how Optica should sound.

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Thu August 8, 2013
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The Olms On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:33 pm

The Olms.
Courtesy of the artist
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Pete Yorn has long had a way with hooky rock songs, so it was easy for him to connect with fellow L.A. musician J.D. King over a mutual love for '60s music. The two first started recording together just for fun, blending folk-rock and subtle psychedelia into a joint project they call The Olms.

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Wed August 7, 2013
World Cafe

Telekinesis On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:34 pm

Kyle Johnson Courtesy of the artist
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When Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner plays live, he sings from behind his drum set, but he plays almost all the instruments on his albums. The power-pop multi-instrumentalist recorded his latest record, Dormarion, at Spoon drummer Jim Eno's house — fittingly located on Dormarion Lane.

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Tue August 6, 2013
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Sam Amidon On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:34 pm

Sam Amidon.
Terry Magson Courtesy of the artist

Sam Amidon grew up surrounded by music, from playing fiddle with his parents in Vermont to finding a best friend in musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman).

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Mon August 5, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Rose Windows

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:46 pm

Rose Windows.
Courtesy of the artist

Rose Windows' debut album, The Sun Dogs, is steeped in '60s classic rock, recalling the heavy organ sounds of The Doors and the folk-infused flutes of Traffic. Formed in 2010 by songwriter Chris Cheveyo, the Seattle septet signed a label deal earlier this year, then put together an album that's layered with Middle Eastern influences.

Hear two songs from The Sun Dogs, a mellow combination of psychedelic folk and blues-rock instrumentation.

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