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Guster

Guster visit David Dye on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. After 20 years together, their new album, Evermotion, steps outside the box of their signature rock sound. The band's three original members talk about the transition and the influence of their producer, Richard Swift, in this interview. And we'll hear some of Guster's new music live from the stage of World Cafe Live.

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Alvvays

On World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye is joined by Alvvays, pronounced "Always." The creative force behind the band is singer-songwriter Molly Rankin, a legacy of the acclaimed Canadian folk group, The Rankin Family. They make irresistible indie pop, as we'll hear in today's live performance, and Alvvays will discuss the making of their self-titled debut.

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Israel Nash

FOn this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, David Dye welcomes Israel Nash. After living and recording his first two albums in both upstate New York and the city, the alt-country artist moved to a ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. His new album, Rain Plans, was recorded there; we'll find out why the change of scenery has been so good for his music, and Israel plays live.

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Robyn Hitchcock

David Dye's guest is Robyn Hitchcock on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. His long career began with psychedelic band The Soft Boys in the '70s and The Egyptians in the '80s, together with a prolific solo catalogue that continues with the new release, The Man Upstairs. It's a mix of covers and originals, which Robyn will perform live in the studio today, and he'll talk about what it was like working with legendary producer Joe Boyd.

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Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone join David Dye on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Montreal-based group is led by Rishi Dhir, who combines Indian classical music with '60s psychedelic rock. Their new third album, The Three Poisons, developed from an amazing collection of records that Dhir found on his doorstep. He'll explain what kind of music he discovered that day, and Elephant Stone perform live.

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Shakey Graves

On this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, Michaela Majoun welcomes Alejandro Rose-Garcia, who performs as Shakey Graves. The Austin-based songwriter started out as a one-man-band, singing and playing guitar and a handmade kick drum. He appointed a full band for his sophomore album, And the War Came, and Rose-Garcia will talk about the transition to collaborative writing today. Plus, we'll hear the band's excellent folk-rock live.

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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is David Dye's guest on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. His long career began with psychedelic band The Soft Boys in the '70s and The Egyptians in the '80s, alongside a prolific solo catalogue that continues with the new release, The Man Upstairs. It's a mix of covers and originals, which Robyn will perform live in the studio today, and he'll talk about what it was like working with legendary producer Joe Boyd.

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Sylvan Esso

North Carolina duo, Sylvan Esso, visit David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Nick Sanborn is an electronic music producer, and Amelia Meath is an Appalachian folk singer. They joined their styles after meeting last year and have just released their self-titled debut as Sylvan Esso. The pair plays live before an audience at World Cafe Live today, and they'll explain how their musical tastes are not all that different.

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Sylvan Esso

North Carolina duo, Sylvan Esso, visit David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Nick Sanborn is an electronic music producer, and Amelia Meath is an Appalachian folk singer. They joined their styles after meeting last year and have just released their self-titled debut as Sylvan Esso. The pair plays live before an audience at World Cafe Live today, and they'll explain how their musical tastes are not all that different.

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Macy Gray

Macy Gray joins David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Her career started in 1999 with her debut and the huge hit "I Try." After releasing two covers albums in recent years, she returns to original material with a new disc called, The Way. We'll hear a performance with Gray and her band live in the studio today, and she'll talk about her experience working with Booker T.

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