David Dye http://wcbe.org en He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/hes-my-brother-shes-my-sister-world-cafe Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's <em>World Cafe</em> is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.<p>Along with three other band members, the two have been crafting an eclectic mix of theatrical folk, garage, and even vaudeville-influenced music since 2010. After putting out a couple of singles, He's My Brother, She's My Sister released its debut album last year; it's titled <em>Nobody Dances in This Town</em>. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 43725 at http://wcbe.org He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/elvis-costello-and-roots-world-cafe In hour one of Tuesday's installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, we talk with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15045892/elvis-costello" target="_blank">Elvis Costello</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15121130/the-roots" target="_blank">The Roots</a>' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album <em>Wise Up Ghost</em> last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.<p>Both artists have rich histories as thriving collaborators. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 43726 at http://wcbe.org Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe Neko Case On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/neko-case-world-cafe <em>This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our </em>Best Of 2013<em> series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.</em><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14950679/neko-case" target="_blank">Neko Case</a>'s new album, <em>The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You</em>, expands upon the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter's gifts for music that's both innately infectious and rooted in intense, accessible emotions. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 David Dye 43344 at http://wcbe.org Neko Case On World Cafe Next: Moreland And Arbuckle http://wcbe.org/post/next-moreland-and-arbuckle This week's <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist is the Kansas band Moreland & Arbuckle, whose members play blues-drenched roots-rock. On their fifth album, <em>7 Cities</em>, they've adopted the loose theme of the explorer Coronado's search for the seven cities of gold — which, not so coincidentally, took the conquistador right into their home territory.<p>After meeting at an open-mic night, Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle discovered a mutual love of Mississippi Delta blues. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 David Dye 41545 at http://wcbe.org Next: Moreland And Arbuckle Shout Out Louds On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/shout-out-louds-world-cafe After working together for more than a decade, the members of Stockholm's <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15735855/shout-out-louds" target="_blank">Shout Out Louds</a> continue to make lush, highly melodic pop music. The product of a year and a half of tinkering, their recent <em>Optica</em> is significantly lighter-sounding than its predecessors.<p>On this installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, 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 <em>Optica</em> should sound. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:58:00 +0000 David Dye 41030 at http://wcbe.org Shout Out Louds On World Cafe The Olms On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/olms-world-cafe 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.<p>Named for a small cave-dwelling amphibian that adapts itself to living in complete darkness, King and Yorn say they didn't necessarily expect their music to see the light of day. On this installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, hear a few retro-leaning tracks from the pair's self-titled album. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:17:00 +0000 David Dye 40933 at http://wcbe.org The Olms On World Cafe Telekinesis On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/telekinesis-world-cafe When <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/104054471/telekinesis" target="_blank">Telekinesis</a>' Michael Benjamin Lerner plays live, he sings from behind his drum set, but he plays almost all the instruments on his albums. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:38:00 +0000 David Dye 40818 at http://wcbe.org Telekinesis On World Cafe Sam Amidon On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/sam-amidon-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/126502023/sam-amidon" target="_blank">Sam Amidon</a> 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. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16109579/doveman" target="_blank">Doveman</a>).<p>On his fourth album, <em>Bright Sunny South</em>, Amidon draws from a variety of traditional folk material, weaving it into his own mesmerizing compositions. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:45:00 +0000 David Dye 40772 at http://wcbe.org Sam Amidon On World Cafe Next: Rose Windows http://wcbe.org/post/next-rose-windows Rose Windows' debut album, <em>The Sun Dogs</em>, is steeped in '60s classic rock, recalling the heavy organ sounds of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15446942/the-doors" target="_blank">The Doors</a> 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.<p>Hear two songs from <em>The Sun Dogs</em>, a mellow combination of psychedelic folk and blues-rock instrumentation. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 David Dye 40682 at http://wcbe.org Next: Rose Windows Big Country On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/big-country-world-cafe When Big Country founder and lead singer Stuart Adamson died in 2001, most would have assumed that the Scottish band was finished. But in 2007, the group reunited for a 25th-anniversary tour with a new lead singer in its lineup. Though Adamson was a hard man to replace, Big Country found comfort in recording and playing with Mike Peters, formerly of The Alarm.<p>With original Big Country member Bruce Watson at the helm, the band's new album came out last April and is titled <em>The Journey</em>. In this installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, hear the group perform a handful of old and new songs. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:14:00 +0000 David Dye 40551 at http://wcbe.org Big Country On World Cafe Lissie On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/lissie-world-cafe When Lissie stopped by <em>World Cafe</em> for her session about a month ago, she still didn't have a name for her new album. Now titled <em>Back to Forever</em>, the singer's second record is due out Sept. 10; it comes three years after the release of her debut<em>, Catching a Tiger</em>. Lissie's new songs emphasize her observations of the world around her<em>. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:07:00 +0000 David Dye 40494 at http://wcbe.org Lissie On World Cafe Rhye On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/rhye-world-cafe Though <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/173316374/rhye" target="_blank">Rhye</a>'s debut album, <em>Woman</em>, was released this past March, many first encountered the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal in a series of evocative videos released in 2012. There was little to no accompanying information and — as Milosh says — that was exactly the point. The idea was to keep listeners focused on the music and not the personality of the singer.<p>Milosh's high yet husky voice can be hard to distinguish as male or female. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:48:00 +0000 David Dye 40402 at http://wcbe.org Rhye On World Cafe La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/la-santa-cecilia-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/155584846/la-santa-cecilia" target="_blank">La Santa Cecilia</a> got its start playing a mix of rancheras, norteno music and other Mexican-influenced rhythms for tourists and passers-by on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The group developed a strong following as it started writing original songs and playing in clubs and other venues.<p>Audiences particularly responded to singer La Marisoul's charismatic personality and voice. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:31:00 +0000 David Dye 40347 at http://wcbe.org La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe Next: Coke Weed http://wcbe.org/post/next-coke-weed Alt-psychedelic quintet Coke Weed is from picturesque Bar Harbor, well up the Maine coast. The band just released its third album, <em>Back To Soft, </em>which took nine months to make and is — despite the title — its heaviest release so far.<p>Lead by songwriter Milan McAlevey, the band has immersed itself in '60s psych-rock, pledging allegiance to the likes of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16318788/jefferson-airplane" target="_blank">Jefferson Airplane</a>. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:20:00 +0000 David Dye 40265 at http://wcbe.org Next: Coke Weed Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/steve-martin-and-edie-brickell-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120750048" target="_blank">Steve Martin</a> is a true Renaissance man, having run the gamut of accomplishments from acting to writing to art collecting. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:03:00 +0000 David Dye 40150 at http://wcbe.org Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe Latin Roots: Argentine Reggae Legend Fidel Nadal http://wcbe.org/post/latin-roots-argentine-reggae-legend-fidel-nadal In this installment of <em>Latin Roots</em>, the <em>World Cafe</em> team travels to Fidel Nadal's home studio in Buenos Aires for a session with a reggae performer who truly owns his genre. Nadal has 15 solo records to his name, and his album <em>Forever Together</em> was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2011.<p>Before fully going solo, Nadal spent a lot of time as a member of the punk-reggae band Todos Tus Muertos, which made six albums between 1988 and 2010. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:32:00 +0000 David Dye 40055 at http://wcbe.org Latin Roots: Argentine Reggae Legend Fidel Nadal ELO's Jeff Lynne Describes His Work In The Studio http://wcbe.org/post/elos-jeff-lynne-describes-his-work-studio Jeff Lynne isn't quite at the forefront of '70s and '80s classic rock, but he was responsible for some formidable records with Electric Light Orchestra and Traveling Wilburys; later, he produced releases for Wilbury collaborators <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15300677/tom-petty" target="_blank">Tom Petty</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17079284/roy-orbison" target="_blank">Roy Orbison</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15774029/george-harrison" target="_blank">George Harrison</a>.<p>Here,<em> World Cafe</em> talks to Lynne from his studio in England to discuss his past Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:45:00 +0000 David Dye 40049 at http://wcbe.org ELO's Jeff Lynne Describes His Work In The Studio Bombino On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/bombino-world-cafe <em>Nomad</em> is an appropriate title for <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/135540293/bombino" target="_blank">Bombino</a>'s new album; a member of the Tuareg tribe in Saharan Africa, the guitar was first relocated to a refugee camp in Algeria, where he learned to play his instrument. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:38:00 +0000 David Dye 39971 at http://wcbe.org Bombino On World Cafe The Handsome Family On World Cafe http://wcbe.org/post/handsome-family-world-cafe Brett and Rennie Sparks have inhabited a unique musical world together since the '90s. As The Handsome Family, husband Brett sings and writes the melodies while wife Rennie focuses on the lyrics; the resulting ghost stories and murder ballads have won the band an intense cult following. After years spent in Chicago, where <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15164119/wilco" target="_blank">Wilco</a> helped boost its profile, The Handsome Family now resides in Albuquerque, N.M.<p>The Handsome Family's new album, <em>Wilderness,</em> is expansive and ambitious in the pair's own homemade way. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:49:00 +0000 David Dye 39903 at http://wcbe.org The Handsome Family On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Aisha Burns http://wcbe.org/post/next-aisha-burns Aisha Burns is best known as the violinist in the chamber-folk band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/100862718/balmorhea" target="_blank">Balmorhea</a>. But in the last few years, Burns has left her comfort zone to write her own songs and play them on guitar. On her debut album, <em>Life in the Midwater</em>, there's a delicate intimacy to her approach. Hear two songs from the new album, which is due out in September. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:30:00 +0000 David Dye 39842 at http://wcbe.org World Cafe Next: Aisha Burns