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As we wind down the year on World Cafe with David Dye, we continue to share some of the studio performances as free downloads. Some of the highlights include songs by Field Report, Old 97′s, Jonathan Wilson, Sharon Van Etten, Justin Townes Earle, Chuck Prophet, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sylvan Esso, Parquet Courts, and others. Below, download 65 free World Cafe performances. Catch up World Cafe performances and interviews here. Continue reading →
Year-End Mania is the Key’s survey of the things below the surface that made 2014 awesome. In this installment, World Cafe host David Dye shares his favorite music moments of the year.
1. Punk Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers, featuring the Michot Brothers, recorded a session live during our Sense of Place Visit to Lafayette. Loved it when Andre switched out his accordion for the key modulation in their version of “My Generation.” Maybe in Philly this summer…? Continue reading →
Elephant Stone is a Montreal based psychedelic influenced indie rock band fronted by sitarist, bassist, and singer Rishi Dhir. The other members of the band include Miles Duprie on drums and backing vocals, and Gabriel Lambert on guitars and backing vocals. Formed in 2009 by Dhir, they debuted with The Seven Seas. Dhir has been a highly sought out sitar players in the psychedelic music scene, and has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more. Continue reading →
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Prophet has been at this musician thing for a long time. Trace back to the mid-Eighties, you’ll find Prophet becoming a member of the legendary alt-country psychedelic rock band Green On Red for their 1985 release, Gas Food Lodging, staying with the band until they dissolved. Continue reading →
After his World Cafe session aired on XPN in October, Hiss Golden Messenger‘s MC Taylor hinted that something else related to those recordings was in the pipeline. Now the North Carolina-based musician has announced a new vinyl EP called Southern Grammar to follow up this year’s Lateness of Dancers full-length, an effort that will feature the World Cafe performance of the title track.
For those of you not following World Cafe on Soundcloud, we’ve been quietly amassing a siginificant collection of performances from the show. We’ve been putting these up on the World Cafe tumblr and as select My Morning Downloads, and for the collectors out there, hese performances are different than the ones offered on Live at the World Cafe CDs. Continue reading →
The psychedelic influenced British band Temples had barely just released their debut album, Sun Structures in February, 2014, when they visited the World Cafe studios. It was before they’re acclaimed performances at SXSW last March (including an appearance at the Public Radio Day Stage), that introduced the band to American audiences for the first time. Continue reading →