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Liars: Laying Down An Ominous Groove

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The talented Los Angeles trio has defied easy description for more than a decade. Watch singer Angus Andrew and his crew as they bring "No. 1 Against the Rush" to life in the studio.

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Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

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Singing standards, the Texas native can move from a lilting falsetto to a raspy growl with ease.

Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

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Joe Jackson On World Cafe

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The singer, songwriter and pianist is back with a new album of classic Duke Ellington tunes.

Joe Jackson On World Cafe

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Bright Moments On World Cafe

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Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt has toured with Coldplay and Arcade Fire, among others. Now at the helm of a sunny, shiny pop band called Bright Moments, Pratt joins World Cafe's David Dye to show off his solo work.

Bright Moments On World Cafe

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Brendan Benson On World Cafe

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The Raconteurs' singer returns with his fifth solo album, out on his own recently launched label.

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

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Nick Waterhouse: The Now Sound From Way Back

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The L.A. soul revivalist brings his love of everything analog to a studio session at KEXP. The 26-year-old is in fine form throughout, as he showcases a musical intellect far beyond his years.

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Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

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Powell and his band of brothers perform power-pop songs from their new album, Great Ideas in Action.

Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Jimmy Cliff

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The reggae legend performs music from his new album, Rebirth, for Morning Becomes Eclectic at KCRW. Watch Cliff run through "One More" here, and check out his entire session at KCRW.com.

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Andrew Bird On World Cafe

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Hear the whistling polymath and master violinist perform songs from his latest record, Break It Yourself, on today's show.

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

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Grace Potter On World Cafe

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The rockers play tracks from their seventh album, recorded after Potter's temporary retreat from the studio. Though the creative process was tough, the result is a masterful statement about the human condition.

Grace Potter On World Cafe

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The Cookers: A Bebop Supergroup

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Individually, they've been at the core of the post-bop jazz scene for decades. So it's no surprise that as a band, they're colossal. Hear drummer Billy Hart and this collective play original pieces.

The Cookers: A Bebop Supergroup

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Tracy Grammer On World Cafe

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The folk singer returns to World Cafe for the first time since 2005 to play songs by and about the late Dave Carter.

Tracy Grammer On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Blood Orange

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Dev Hynes is the one-man band behind Blood Orange: he sings, plays guitar and piano, and triggers a laptop all at the same time. Watch him perform "Champagne Coast" on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Anders Osborne On World Cafe

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The Swedish singer, who's lived in New Orleans for three decades, returns with a new blues album.

Anders Osborne On World Cafe

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Shawn Colvin On World Cafe

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After some time off, the three-time Grammy award-winning artist is back with a memoir and an album.

Shawn Colvin On World Cafe

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