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KCRW Presents: First Aid Kit

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Hear the Swedish sisters' delicate harmonies as they premiere a song from their forthcoming album, The Lion's Roar, on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Dum Dum Girls On World Cafe

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The garage-grunge quartet performs material from its infectious recent album, Only in Dreams.

Dum Dum Girls On World Cafe

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Meg Baird On World Cafe

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The singer's tender vocals and visual narratives establish her as a strong figure in folk music.

Meg Baird On World Cafe

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Other Lives: Strange And Epic Beauty

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The minimalist patterns of Philip Glass and Ennio Morricone's enigmatic Spaghetti Western moods infuse this Oklahoma band's inventive compositions.

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Foster The People On World Cafe

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L.A.'s breakout pop act perform songs from its chart-topping album, including the hit, "Pumped Up Kicks."

Foster The People On World Cafe

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Ben Folds On World Cafe

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Folds' energetic piano rock endures on a new three-disc retrospective. Here, he visits World Cafe to talk about nurturing young singers on the a cappella competition show The Sing-Off.

Ben Folds On World Cafe

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Encore: From Mary Mary, 'Something Big'

With their uplifting lyrics and blend of different genres, award-winning duo Mary Mary has reigned over the modern gospel scene for more than a decade. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with sisters Erica and Tina Campbell about faith, music and the inspiration behind their latest album Something Big.

Encore: From Mary Mary, 'Something Big'

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The Jayhawks On World Cafe

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The alt-country group returns to World Cafe on the heels of its new album, Mockingbird Time.

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Gillian Welch On World Cafe

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The Harrow and the Harvest, Welch's first record in eight years, takes an introspective journey.

Gillian Welch On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Tinariwen

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Listen to and watch a studio session with the hypnotic and spellbinding African rock band.

KCRW Presents: Tinariwen

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SuperHeavy On World Cafe

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What happens when Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman, Damian Marley and Dave Stewart make an album together? The once-secret supergroup discusses its creation.

SuperHeavy On World Cafe

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The Gourds: A Down-Home Homecoming

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Since 1994, the band has staked its claim to authentic country twang with a rock 'n roll swagger.

The Gourds in Studio at KUT

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After 20 Years, No End Of The Road For Boyz II Men

The legendary R&B group broke onto the music scene in 1991, attracting fans worldwide, winning four Grammys and selling tens of millions of albums. Their latest album is titled Twenty. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with the group about their career, losing a band mate, and whether they'll change their name.

After 20 Years, No End Of The Road For Boyz II Men

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Lisa Hannigan On World Cafe

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The alluring Irish folksinger recounts her globetrotting experiences on the enchanting Passenger.

Lisa Hannigan On World Cafe

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The Return Of Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys leapt onto the music scene in the 1960s, and since then has mastered rock, reggae and blues to create his unique sound. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his remarkable life and new album, The King of In Between.

The Return Of Garland Jeffreys

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