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Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

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Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

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Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote Carves Out A Crazy Path

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Any time that you play some nice chords with a Fender Rhodes — as soon as that happens, it's like, "Jazz!"

— For Paul Bender, "Jazz is not a style or a sound. It's a process." Singer-guitarist Nai Palm joins him in a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish about Hiatus Kaiyote's self-described "multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster s***," fresh perspectives in songwriting, and the band's new album, Choose Your Weapon.

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