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The Record Company On World Cafe

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The L.A. band lays down songs from its new album, Give It Back To You, live in the studio.

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First Listen: Wolfmother, 'Victorious'

Just as an arena is built to hold anyone and everyone, Wolfmother's arena-rock is designed to contain everything that inspires it.

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First Listen: Carrie Rodriguez, 'Lola'

The veteran singer and fiddler combines seemingly disparate influences into a single, gloriously cohesive Spanglish statement.

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First Listen: Africaine 808, 'Basar'

The Berlin duo's club music transcends dance-floor stereotypes through extreme juxtapositions, while drawing its power from a TR 808 drum machine and a world of sound.

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First Listen: Prins Thomas, 'Principe Del Norte'

These nine pieces expand to nearly 100 minutes of "cosmic disco" music, soundtracking a voyage into the deepest spaces of the mind.

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Julia Holter On World Cafe

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Hear the experimental singer, songwriter and composer perform songs from Have You In My Wilderness.

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