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Shearwater's new album, Fellow Travelers, comes out Nov. 26.

Listen First Listen: Shearwater, 'Fellow Travelers'

November 17, 2013 – Each of the 10 songs on Fellow Travelers pays tribute to an artist with whom the band has toured.


Jian Ghomeshi, host of the Canadian radio and TV show Q.

Listen Jian Ghomeshi On World Cafe WXPN

November 15, 2013 – The popular radio and TV host invites WXPN to his Toronto studio for this Sense of Place feature. WXPN


Jimmy Webb.

Listen Jimmy Webb On World Cafe WXPN

November 15, 2013 – The Grammy-winning musician discusses how he was inspired to write some of his most popular songs. WXPN


Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red.

Watch Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

November 15, 2013 – Whether glossy and heartfelt or earnest and playful, these albums can help conjure a holiday mood.


Jake Bugg's new album, Shangri La, comes out Nov. 19.

Read First Listen: Jake Bugg, 'Shangri La'

November 14, 2013 – The 19-year-old expresses anger and hope within melodies that sound totally right for the radio.

Bill Callahan, performing live at the Sixth And I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

Listen Bill Callahan, Live In Concert

November 14, 2013 – A historic synagogue in Washington, D.C. provided the perfect space to showcase Callahan's voice.


Jeffrey Remedios (left) and Kevin Drew, co-founders of the label Arts & Crafts.

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November 13, 2013 – The duo behind Arts & Crafts hark back to humble beginnings in this Sense of Place feature. WXPN


Brendan Canning (right), co-founder of Broken Social Scene, gives host David Dye a tour of Toronto.

Listen Brendan Canning On World Cafe WXPN

November 13, 2013 – The Broken Social Scene co-founder gives WXPN a taste of Toronto in this Sense of Place session. WXPN


Ben Fong-Torres, author of Willin': The Story of Little Feat.

Listen Ben Fong-Torres On World Cafe WXPN

November 12, 2013 – The San Francisco journalist discusses his new biography of the blues-rock band Little Feat. WXPN


Dave Mason performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Dave Mason On Mountain Stage

November 12, 2013 – The Traffic guitarist revisits some of the biggest moments of his career during this live set.


Clockwise from upper left: Ephel Duath, Hospitality, Toy, John Vanderslice

Read New Mix: John Vanderslice, Hospitality, Marijuana Deathsquads, More

November 12, 2013 – This week's essential mix includes metal from Italy, a new sound for the band Hospitality, and more.


No Age poses for a Polaroid outside KEXP in Seattle.

Watch No Age, 'I Won't Be Your Generator' (Live) KEXP

November 12, 2013 – Watch the duo of Randy Randall and Dean Spunt perform a defiant anthem, live at KEXP in Seattle. KEXP

Members of Broken Social Scene.

Listen Vintage Cafe: Broken Social Scene WXPN

November 11, 2013 – Hear the Canadian band perform songs from its self-titled record in an archived session from 2006. WXPN


Scene from the video for Butch Walker's song "Coming Home."

Watch Butch Walker, 'Coming Home'

November 11, 2013 – The producer for Fall Out Boy, Pink and others returns with a moving love story.

Ephel Duath's new album, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, comes out Nov. 26.

Read First Listen: Ephel Duath, 'Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness'

November 10, 2013 – David Tiso concocts gnarled, hydra-Zorn headbangers like some kind of metal mad scientist.

Some Things Never Stay The Same is the new album from Davin Wood (left) and Tim Heidecker, better known as Heidecker & Wood.

Heidecker And Wood, Inspired By The '80s

November 10, 2013 – Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood get semi-sincere on the duo's second album.


Marijuana Deathsquads performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Watch Marijuana Deathsquads, Live In Concert

November 8, 2013 – See the Minneapolis-based noise-rock band's unforgettable set from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.


Gary Numan, performing live at the 2013 Mt. Oasis Electronic Music Summit.

Listen Gary Numan, Live In Concert

November 8, 2013 – Hear a special set from synth pop pioneer Gary Numan, recorded live in concert.


White Denim.

Listen White Denim On World Cafe WXPN

November 7, 2013 – The southern rock band revisits the WXPN studio to discuss its new album, Corsicana Lemonade. WXPN


White Denim performed live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch White Denim, 'Cheer Up/Blues Ending' (Live) KCRW

November 7, 2013 – Watch the down-and-dirty Austin rock band perform material from its new album, Corsicana Lemonade. KCRW

Neil Young.

Listen Neil Young On World Cafe WXPN

November 6, 2013 – World Cafe digs into the archives for a 2005 session with the veteran singer for Sense of Place. WXPN


Polica, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Watch Poliça, Live In Concert

November 6, 2013 – Hear the acclaimed electro-pop act, led by singer Channy Leaneagh, perform live at the 9:30 Club.


Clockwise from top: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, Marisa Anderson

Read New Mix: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, More

November 5, 2013 – More unreleased Beatles recordings are on the way. Hear a rare cut and more on this week's mix.


The real TLC (from left to right, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) in the early-'90s.

Read A Rational Conversation: Molly Lambert On Music Biopics

November 5, 2013 – What do we want from musician biopics, like last month's VH1 movie about TLC, and why do some fail?

Jay Arner.

Listen World Cafe Next: Jay Arner WXPN

November 4, 2013 – Hear two songs from the Vancouver musician's self-titled album, his first venture as a solo artist. WXPN


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