David Dye http://wuwm.com en World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape http://wuwm.com/post/world-cafes-july-4th-mixtape I love mixtapes. Don't we all? If I'm having a party or even a dinner, I meticulously program the music — even though, if it's a good party, no one will hear it because they're all talking!<p>Here's my Fourth of July mixtape for you. No in-studio guest today, just a wide variety of music with the only stipulation that "America," "American" or "U.S." has to be somewhere in the title. It's not even all from the U.S.! Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:29:00 +0000 David Dye 35274 at http://wuwm.com World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape Peter Bjorn And John On World Cafe http://wuwm.com/post/peter-bjorn-and-john-world-cafe Today's <em>Vintage Cafe</em> comes from 2007, when the Swedish band Peter Bjorn and John released its hit album <em>Writer's Block</em>. That record contained "Young Folks," a song that became the whistle-along smash of the year. Here, we'll hear performances of several songs from <em>Writer's Block</em> — including "Young Folks," of course.<p><em>This segment originally aired on May 25, 2007.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:33:00 +0000 David Dye 30194 at http://wuwm.com Peter Bjorn And John On World Cafe 20 World Cafe Downloads To Get You Through February http://wuwm.com/post/20-world-cafe-downloads-get-you-through-february We made 20 stellar <em>World Cafe</em> in-studio performances available for download during February, but they're all coming down Feb. 28 at midnight. Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.<p>To download each song, click the title in the SoundCloud playlist (the song will begin playing), and then click "download" arrow to the right of the title. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:22:00 +0000 David Dye 23853 at http://wuwm.com 20 World Cafe Downloads To Get You Through February Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 2 http://wuwm.com/post/pearl-jam-world-cafe-part-2 In the second installment of this <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/WorldCafe/2013/10/07/230194890/pearl-jam-on-world-cafe-part-1" target="_blank">two-part</a> broadcast interview, the members of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15664595/pearl-jam" target="_blank">Pearl Jam</a> continue their engagingly in-depth discussion with comedy director and producer Judd Apatow.<p>On Wednesday's episode of <em>World Cafe</em>, listeners can hear music from the group's upcoming release, <em>Lightning Bolt</em>. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:03:00 +0000 David Dye 15088 at http://wuwm.com Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 2 Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 1 http://wuwm.com/post/pearl-jam-world-cafe-part-1 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15664595/pearl-jam" target="_blank">Pearl Jam</a> is set to release its 10th studio album, <em>Lightning Bolt</em>, on Oct. 15, making it the band's first record since 2009's <em>Backspacer</em>. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 David Dye 14989 at http://wuwm.com Pearl Jam On World Cafe: Part 1 Neko Case On World Cafe http://wuwm.com/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 13446 at http://wuwm.com Neko Case On World Cafe Jessie Ware On World Cafe http://wuwm.com/post/jessie-ware-world-cafe Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15000893/sheryl-crow" target="_blank">Sheryl Crow</a> once backed <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16782748/michael-jackson" target="_blank">Michael Jackson</a>, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.<p>Ware's first album — <em>Devotion</em>, out now in the U.S. — was nominated for the U.K.'s Mercury Prize in 2012. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:01:00 +0000 David Dye 11090 at http://wuwm.com Jessie Ware On World Cafe Next: Moreland And Arbuckle http://wuwm.com/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 11075 at http://wuwm.com Next: Moreland And Arbuckle Shout Out Louds On World Cafe http://wuwm.com/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 10372 at http://wuwm.com Shout Out Louds On World Cafe The Olms On World Cafe http://wuwm.com/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 10259 at http://wuwm.com The Olms On World Cafe