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Kinky On World Cafe

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The Mexican band's new album, Dream Machine, mixes hypnotic lyrics with electronic rhythms.

Kinky On World Cafe

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Allen Stone On World Cafe

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Often compared to Stevie Wonder, the soul singer-songwriter recently reissued his self-titled album.

Allen Stone On World Cafe

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Public Image Ltd.: Re-imagining Eden

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After more than three decades, John Lydon and his re-formed PiL still perform with conviction. Here, they visit The Current in the Twin Cities to perform songs from their first album since 1992.

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KCRW Presents: Twin Shadow

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George Lewis Jr. could barely stand during his recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, but that didn't stop him from performing. Watch Twin Shadow deliver "Golden Light" in the KCRW studios.

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Band Of Horses On World Cafe

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The twangy rock band fine-tunes its sound on Mirage Rock, produced by the legendary Glyn Johns.

Band Of Horses On World Cafe

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Lianne La Havas: The Voice Of What's To Come

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The rising British pop star is virtually impossible to resist in this performance at WFUV's studios in New York City. Watch La Havas perform the title song to her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?

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Twin Shadow On World Cafe

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Inspired by motorcycle rides, the musician channels '80s new wave and pop on his new second album.

Twin Shadow On World Cafe

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Bobby Womack On World Cafe

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The soul singer recently released a long-awaited comeback album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, and it's a mix of regretful introspection and hopeful romance.

Bobby Womack On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: The Tallest Man On Earth

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Huge-voiced Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson stops by KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios and gives a stunning performance of "1904," from this year's There's No Leaving Now.

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Calexico: A Beautiful Breakup Song

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The genre-bending Arizona band, led by Joey Burns and John Convertino, released a fine record this fall called Algiers. Watch the group perform the album's first single, "Splitter."

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Next: The Great American Canyon Band

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The duo's harmony-rich sound is alternately mellow, sad, wistful, romantic and sweeping.

Hear two new tracks from The Great American Canyon Band

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Patterson Hood On World Cafe

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Drive-By Truckers' singer explains to World Cafe host David Dye why his new album was the "most intimate and personal record" of his career.

Patterson Hood On World Cafe

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Deep Sea Diver: Making The Most Of A Fresh Start

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After a series of dead ends, singer Jessica Dobson joined a number of touring groups, including The Shins, and her solo career began to take off. Here, her band Deep Sea Diver performs "NWO."

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Latin Roots: Ranchera

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Ranchera literally translates to "from the ranch," and first appeared during the Mexican Revolution.

Latin Roots: Ranchera

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Simone Dinnerstein's Bach Between The Notes

Hear the celebrated Bach interpreter play the tranquil Partita No. 1 in the NPR studio. Dinnerstein — who burst onto the scene with a popular recording of the Goldberg Variations — phrases her Bach lovingly, taking great care to find the subtle gestures and and ideas in and around the notes.

Partita No. 1 in B-flat

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