Oh! Pears On 'World Cafe: Next' : World Cafe Corey Duncan's band often takes the stage with 13 members, majoring in indie rock with a minor in classical orchestration and arrangement.
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Oh! Pears On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Oh! Pears On 'World Cafe: Next'

Oh! Pears On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Oh! Pears is the brainchild of Seattle native Corey Duncan, who started the 13-piece group after a split with his former band Pattern Is Movement. With two violas, a violin, two cellos, four guitars, two drum stations, a flute, a trumpet and plenty of voices, Oh! Pears creates robust layers of instrumentation and vocals on its latest EP, Fill Your Lungs.

Having just completed a European tour with TV on the Radio this summer, Oh! Pears also draws from influences such as Grizzly Bear, The Dirty Projectors and Beirut for a varied style of orchestral rock. Hear Oh! Pears' expansive and accessible sound in this week's installment of World Cafe: Next.