Check out this great music coming up for you this week on World Cafe:
Monday, April 16th – Field Report
On the new Field Report album, Summertime Songs, leader Chris Portfield moves away from the darker, wintry sound of his first two records. He discusses why he considered never releasing the new disc and shares a funny story about why he thinks it better if he doesn't cover other people's songs.
Tuesday, April 17th – Squirrel Nut Zippers
The Squirrel Nut Zippers are back with Beasts of Burgundy (pronounced bur-gun-dee NOT like the wine), their first new album of original songs in 18 years. At the helm is original member Jimbo Mathus. He’s put together a revival that features a new cast of characters like Dr. Sick who includes the saw among the instruments he plays during the band's performance.
Wednesday, April 18th – Superorgansim
It's "Something for Your M.I.N.D." and eight-piece mayhem on the next World Cafe! Superorganism are a large new band with samples, dancers, and an 18 year old lead singer who collaborated across continents to help write the group's self titled debut. Hear them play live and talk about what it's like to share a house together in London.
Thursday, April 19th – Erika Wennerstrom
For a decade singer Erika Wennerstrom fronted the rock band Heartless Bastards. Now she's released her first solo album, Sweet Unknown. It was influenced by the thoughts and ideas she had after taking the psychedellic Ayahuasca (eye-uh-wah-ska) in the Amazon jungle. Erika tells that story and performs with her band.
Friday, April 20th – NEEDLE DROP: Record Store Day
We can't be trusted to wait until Saturday's Record Store Day! So we're unwrapping brand new vinyl exclusives a day early, including a live concert by The National in Brussels, Fleet Foxes recorded in London with a 24 piece Icelandic choir and a never-before released track by Pheoenix. It's an all-wax Record Store Day Eve celebration!
Coming next week:
Monday, April 23rd – Brothers Osborne
Tuesday, April 24th – Hop Along
Wednesday, April 25th – Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Thursday, April 26th – Anderson East
Friday, April 27th – Superchunk
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