World Cafe: Next


Mon July 29, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Coke Weed

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:50 pm

Coke Weed.
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Alt-psychedelic quintet Coke Weed is from picturesque Bar Harbor, well up the Maine coast. The band just released its third album, Back To Soft, which took nine months to make and is — despite the title — its heaviest release so far.

Lead by songwriter Milan McAlevey, the band has immersed itself in '60s psych-rock, pledging allegiance to the likes of Jefferson Airplane. So that makes singer Nina Donghia the group's Signe Toly Anderson.

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Mon July 22, 2013
World Cafe

World Cafe Next: Aisha Burns

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:53 pm

Aisha Burns.
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  • Hear Two New Songs By Aisha Burns

Aisha Burns is best known as the violinist in the chamber-folk band Balmorhea. 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, Life in the Midwater, there's a delicate intimacy to her approach. Hear two songs from the new album, which is due out in September.

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Mon July 8, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Daughn Gibson

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:04 am

Daughn Gibson.
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Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson has a deep baritone voice like Johnny Cash and a country style not unlike Lee Hazlewood. Toss in a few electronic loops and bagpipes, and Gibson's second album, Me Moan, is a spooky production.

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Mon July 1, 2013
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World Cafe Next: Elastic Bond

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:16 am

Elastic Bond.
Alissa Christine Courtesy of the artist

The Miami-based Latin alternative band Elastic Bond has a varied sound that's hard to pinpoint. Its debut album, Real, contains tropical elements well suited to its home state of Florida, but funky horns and retro-leaning samples help freshen that sound. The combination of genres goes well with the band's name, which references a chemical equation.

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Mon June 24, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Houndstooth

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 3:45 pm

Jaclyn Campanaro Courtesy of the artist

An indie-rock quintet based in Portland, Ore., Houndstooth features singer Katie Bernstein and guitarist John Gnorski — both of whom are originally from Austin, Texas. The band's sound reflects both hometowns, with Gnorski's loping guitar riffs hinting at bluesy Southern influences.

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