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Members of The Olms hang out before their show at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
June 11, 2013 Los Angeles musicians Pete Yorn and J.D. King recently launched a new band called The Olms. Watch them perform "Wanna Feel It" at a private show for friends, family and KCRW listeners.
Pete Yorn speaks with host David Dye on World Cafe.
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December 23, 2010 The singer-songwriter's vocals and thoughtful lyrics have earned him comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake. Hear him perform songs on the World Cafe Live stage.
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November 16, 2009 Yorn may have moved to Los Angeles to start a career writing songs for movies, but he's since found success well beyond the studio walls. His latest album, not counting a duets record with Scarlett Johansson, is titled Back and Fourth. Hear him in a session on World Cafe.
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Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn have released Break Up, a new album of duets.
September 26, 2009 Looking forward to his next album, songwriter Pete Yorn envisioned a series of male-female duets inspired by late-1960s recordings of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. For Yorn, finding today's Brigitte Bardot was easy; he called actress Scarlett Johansson to see if she would collaborate — and she said yes.
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December 19, 2006 New York-based NPR station WFUV gathered year-in-review lists from an assortment of musicians (Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown, G. Love, Sondre Lerche and Pete Yorn) and veteran station host Vin Scelsa, with an emphasis on both new faces and rediscovered old ones.
December 13, 2006 On this summer's Nightcrawler, Yorn crafts what may be his richest, most beautiful set of songs yet. More subdued than his earlier work, the album brings Yorn's warm, breezy pop to the foreground, while overflowing with confidence and personality.
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September 21, 2006 Pete Yorn's guitar- and synthesizer-heavy, distinctly American-sounding albums suggest the end result of a mating ritual between Ryan Adams and The Cars. Vague and occasionally indecipherable, "The Man" may be his finest moment.
August 11, 2006 Pete Yorn's new Nightcrawler has him touring relentlessly, as he attempts to build on the success of his hit debut and its follow-up. Opener Matt Duke, 21, is at the beginning of what figures to be an impressive career. Both perform live from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia Friday at noon ET.
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