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Vintage Cafe: Vampire Weekend

XPN

Vampire Weekend's endearingly wordy lyrics make the band sound collegiate in the best possible way. Its unique sound inventively mixes contemporary American indie-rock, Western classical music and traditional South African sounds. Hear a 2008 performance and interview from WXPN.

Vampire Weekend On World Cafe

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Shugo Tokumaru, 'Rum Hee' (Live)

KEXP

The Japanese indie-pop star brings a backing band of toy instruments to KEXP for a studio session unlike any other. Watch Tokumaru and friends as they perform the ecstatic "Rum Hee."

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Carline Ray On Piano Jazz

The multi-instrumentalist joins Marian McPartland for Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes in 1997.

Listen: Carline Ray On Piano Jazz

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Valerie June On World Cafe

XPN

Hear the radiant, genre-defying musician perform songs from her new album, Pushin' Against a Stone.

Valerie June On World Cafe

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Jim James, 'State Of The Art' (Live)

KCRW

The My Morning Jacket singer recently treated KCRW listeners to a special concert at the Apogee Studios in Santa Monica, Calif. Watch him perform an epic track from his latest album.

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Little Comets On World Cafe

XPN

The British trio visits WXPN to perform songs from its percussive and thought-provoking U.S. debut.

Little Comets On World Cafe

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

XPN

The Philly band invites David Dye to its personal studio for a soulful session. The indie-rock group's new album, B-Room, just came out.

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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Vintage Cafe: Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

XPN

When the folk-rock duo stopped by the World Cafe in July 2007, they were in the midst of discovering what a hit their indie film Once was becoming. Revisit live performances of four songs from the film's critically acclaimed soundtrack.

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová On World Cafe

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Eleanor Friedberger, 'Stare At The Sun' (Live)

KEXP

The singer-songwriter, known for her work in Fiery Furnaces, recently brought a batch of hummable songs to Seattle's KEXP for an in-studio performance.

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Pet Shop Boys, Live At The Sonar Festival

XPN

The best-selling British duo stops by to discuss Electric, the voracious appetite of its fans, and the dynamics of performing live. Hear songs recorded during Pet Shop Boys' recent performance at the Sonar Music Festival.

Pet Shop Boys On World Cafe

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