World Cafe: Next

3:00pm

Mon July 1, 2013
World Cafe

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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12:58pm

Mon June 24, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Houndstooth

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

Houndstooth.
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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3:07pm

Mon June 10, 2013
World Cafe

World Cafe Next: Last Good Tooth

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 3:55 pm

Last Good Tooth.
Courtesy of the artist

Last Good Tooth shares a hometown — Providence, R.I. — with The Low Anthem, and the two bands have both shown a penchant for experimenting with fiddles and Appalachian music.

Led by songwriter Penn Sultan, the son of sculptor Donald Sultan, Last Good Tooth crafts free-wheeling songs, marked by delightful extended breaks and smart lyrics. The group recently relocated to New York City, and its new album (Not Without Work and Rest) is out now on Conor Oberst's Team Love Records.

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1:34pm

Mon June 3, 2013
World Cafe

Next: The Oh Hellos

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 3:59 pm

Tyler and Maggie Heath of the Texas band The Oh Hellos.
Wonderfully Made Courtesy of the artist
  • Listen To Two Songs By The Oh Hellos

Tyler and Maggie Heath, siblings from San Marcos, Texas, self-released their independent album, Through the Deep, Dark Valley, in October of last year. It was the culmination of a collaboration that began a couple years ago, when they wrote their first song together — for their mom. She liked it, but more importantly, they liked the process.

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12:03pm

Mon May 27, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Ace Reporter

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 10:18 am

Ace Reporter.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two New Songs By Ace Reporter

After a band breakup, musician Chris Snyder consoled himself with the challenge of what he called "the threesixfive project": a challenge to write a song every day for a year. This one-man band ended up with 10 songs that stuck, and those formed his debut album, Yearling.

The Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist eventually got a chance to revisit the recordings, which initially were little more than sketches, in an upstate New York studio. Listen to two songs from Yearling here.

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