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Hear Two New Songs By Houndstooth

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World Cafe Next: Houndstooth

World Cafe Next: Houndstooth

Every week, World Cafe recommends a new artist on the rise.

Hear Two New Songs By Houndstooth

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Houndstooth.

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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.

Playlist

"Canary Island"

"Wheel On Fire"

The band recorded a few singles last year, and Ride Out the Dark, due out July 16, is its first full-length album. On this installment of World Cafe: Next, hear Bernstein's enthralling low-affect vocals as they're set against Gnorski's laid-back guitar in two songs from the new album.

World Cafe Playlist for June 24, 2013