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Centro-Matic

Centro-Matic artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker Needle, and Yim Yames make up New Multitudes.

April 6, 2012 The folk supergroup performs songs arranged from Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics and musings.

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February 1, 2012 Hear the Texas band perform playful and dynamic, country-infused rock live in the studio.

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Interviews & Profiles

Will Johnson (second from right) with Centro-Matic. The band's new album is called Candidate Waltz.

June 25, 2011 The prolific leader of Centro-Matic says his awkward musical moments can be the most gratifying.

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March 30, 2006 One of the few bands to improve with every album, Centro-Matic makes room-filling country-pop.

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March 30, 2006 One of the few bands to improve with every album, Centro-Matic makes room-filling country-pop.

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Jim James singing "Talking Empty Bed Blues"

February 27, 2012 The My Morning Jacket singer puts lyrics from Guthrie into a new musical setting.

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Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

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Candidate Waltz

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  • Album: Candidate Waltz
  • Artist: Centro-Matic
  • Label: Undertow Music Collective
  • Released: 2011
 

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  • Album: Fort Recovery
  • Artist: Centro-Matic
  • Released: 2006
 

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  • Album: Fort Recovery
  • Artist: Centro-Matic
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Released: 2006