Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:21:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They were immediately popular when they debuted in 2007, led by Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, who has since left the group. On the band's new album PersonA, many of the songs deal with Ebert's attempts to reinvent the Edward Sharpe character he created. We'll hear about that in today's interview, along with a live performance.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:51:00 -0400Margaret Glaspy is David Dye's guest on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. She spent a semester at the Berklee School of Music in Boston mastering her songwriting craft, and now the 26 year old has released her debut LP Emotions & Math to critical acclaim. Today, don't miss a conversation with Glaspy about how the record came to be, plus a live performance.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:12:00 -0400Bonnie Bishop is David Dye's guest on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. After more than a decade in Nashville, she decided to take a break from music in 2014 and moved back to her native Texas. She'd nearly given up on her recording career when revered producer Dave Cobb called and turned her in a more soulful direction. Today, Bishop talks about her transformation and plays songs from the new album, Ain't Who I Was, live.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:02:00 -0400On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Xenia Rubinos. She's a remarkable artist from Brooklyn, with a Puerto Rican and Cuban background. Her new, second album, Black Terry Cat, is full of joy and inventiveness as we'll hear in today's live performance. Plus, Rubinos talks about her cultural identity and the political themes on the record.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:22:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Allen Stone on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The soulful singer-songwriter is back with a new expanded reissue of his album, Radius, with extra tracks. As we'll hear in this interview, his expectations weren't met when major label Capitol Records initially released the record, and now the reissue is out on ATO. Stone also shares about the dark and joyful emotions behind the songs and performs live today.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:34:00 -0400David Dye welcomes the Violent Femmes on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They developed a cult following with their 1983 self-titled debut, and as word eventually spread, the record went gold four years later. We Can Do Anything, released in May, is their first new material since 2000. Today, original members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie perform before a live studio audience, and they discuss the band's early days.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:34:00 -0400David Dye welcomes Elizabeth Cook on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Nashville singer-songwriter is a Grand Ole Opry member, and has been making records since around the time she joined in 2000. Her new one, Exodus of Venus, follows a period of great upheaval in her life, including deaths in the family and divorce. The music is darker and rocks more than previous releases, as well hear in today's live set, and Cook talks about the writing process for the album.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:20:00 -0400David Dye is joined by Peter, Bjorn and John on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Swedish pop rock band landed a huge hit with their 2006 song, "Young Folks," and after a couple breaks recently to focus on separate projects, they're back with the new album, Breakin' Point. Today, we'll find out about their "more is more" approach to the record, involving a number of different producers, and Peter, Bjorn and John play live.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0400John Doe is David Dye's guest on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. As co-founder of the band X, he was a major influence in the L.A. punk scene in the '70s. Doe offers his personal account of that era in his new book, Under the Big Black Sun, and he also has a new solo album, called The Westerner. We'll hear about both projects in today's interview, as well as a live studio performance.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:42:00 -0400The Seratones, from Shreveport, Louisiana, join David Dye on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They were friends for ten years before forming a band in 2013, led by the charismatic singer, A.J. Haynes. Although their music has been categorized as blues-rock, they consider themselves more of a punk band as we'll learn in today's interview. Plus, The Seratones perform a set from their buzzworthy debut, Get Gone, live in the studio.