David Dye welcomes Allen Stone on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The soulful singer-songwriter is back with a new expanded reissue of his album, Radius, with extra tracks. As we'll hear in this interview, his expectations weren't met when major label Capitol Records initially released the record, and now the reissue is out on ATO. Stone also shares about the dark and joyful emotions behind the songs and performs live today.
David Dye welcomes the Violent Femmes on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They developed a cult following with their 1983 self-titled debut, and as word eventually spread, the record went gold four years later. We Can Do Anything, released in May, is their first new material since 2000. Today, original members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie perform before a live studio audience, and they discuss the band's early days.
David Dye welcomes Elizabeth Cook on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Nashville singer-songwriter is a Grand Ole Opry member, and has been making records since around the time she joined in 2000. Her new one, Exodus of Venus, follows a period of great upheaval in her life, including deaths in the family and divorce. The music is darker and rocks more than previous releases, as well hear in today's live set, and Cook talks about the writing process for the album.
David Dye is joined by Peter, Bjorn and John on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Swedish pop rock band landed a huge hit with their 2006 song, "Young Folks," and after a couple breaks recently to focus on separate projects, they're back with the new album, Breakin' Point. Today, we'll find out about their "more is more" approach to the record, involving a number of different producers, and Peter, Bjorn and John play live.
John Doe is David Dye's guest on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. As co-founder of the band X, he was a major influence in the L.A. punk scene in the '70s. Doe offers his personal account of that era in his new book, Under the Big Black Sun, and he also has a new solo album, called The Westerner. We'll hear about both projects in today's interview, as well as a live studio performance.
The Seratones, from Shreveport, Louisiana, join David Dye on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. They were friends for ten years before forming a band in 2013, led by the charismatic singer, A.J. Haynes. Although their music has been categorized as blues-rock, they consider themselves more of a punk band as we'll learn in today's interview. Plus, The Seratones perform a set from their buzzworthy debut, Get Gone, live in the studio.
From Madrid, Spain, Hinds join David Dye on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The garage rock band released their debut, Leave Me Alone, in January and just wrapped up their first U.S. tour. The women talk about their experience in the States in today's interview, and they'll explain why they write their lyrics in English. Stick around for that, plus a live studio performance with Hinds.
Hayes Carll joins David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Since his debut over ten years ago, the Texas singer-songwriter's become known for his witty country songs about drunken missteps and failed romance. He defies expectation with a new batch of reflective songs, called Lovers and Leavers, which was spurred by a divorce and helping to raise his son. We'll hear more about Carll's musical departure today, and a live set.
David Dye's guest on World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN is Rich Cohen. While working as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine back in the '90s, he became embedded with The Rolling Stones on tour and in the studio. This led to his new book, a history of the band called The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones. We'll hear about that, as well as Cohen's contributions to the HBO series Vinyl today.
Boogarins join David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The Brazilian band makes music influenced by the '60s art movement, Tropicalismo, which gave rise to artists like Caetano Veloso and the band Os Mutantes. We'll hear Boogarins' story today, and they perform songs from their new album, Manual, before a live audience at World Cafe Live.