Villagers On World Cafe

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Villagers' Conor O'Brien.

Villagers' Conor O'Brien.

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Set List

  • "Nothing Arrived"
  • "The Bell"
  • "Earthly Pleasures"
  • "The Waves"

Recording under the name Villagers, Dublin singer-songwriter Conor O'Brien released his debut album, Becoming a Jackal, in 2010. A critically acclaimed Mercury Prize nominee, that record was stripped-down singer-songwriter fare.

But O'Brien changed a bit during the two-plus years leading up to the release of {Awayland}. The songwriter had listened to lots of techno in the interim and approached the new album with Cinemascope ambitions.

O'Brien recently visited the World Cafe studios for a solo performance of songs from the new record, and spoke with David Dye about his love of electronic music and living by the sea.

World Cafe Playlist for June 6, 2013

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