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Band Of Skulls on World Cafe | May 3, 2012

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The English group Band of Skulls makes music that recalls The Black Keys and The Kills' heavy, distorted, guitar-driven rock. On its 2009 debut, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, Band of Skulls proved it could own several styles of classic rock. But the follow-up, Sweet Sour, is comparatively airtight — and has already hit the U.K. charts.

On today's episode of World Cafe, Matthew Hayward, Russell Marsden and Emma Richardson discuss how Band of Skulls' sound evolved from its first record to the second, and describe the ways their tour with Muse subconsciously influenced them to strive for arena-filling rock. At the end of the day, they credit drummer Hayward for their loudness — a quality which inspires host David Dye to call this the loudest World Cafe session since Dinosaur Jr. (link)


(( )) for interlude music


Talking Heads "Blind" Naked
The Shins "It's Only Life" Port of Morrow
Midlake "Head Home" The Trails of Van Occupanther
Norah Jones "Happy Pills" Little Broken Hearts
Chicha Libre "La Plata (En Mi Carrito de Lata)" Canibalismo
((Amy Lavere "Washing Machine" Anchors And Anvils))
Band of Skulls "Sweet Sour" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Band of Skulls "Bruises" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Band of Skulls "The Devil Takes Care of His Own" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Band of Skulls "You're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin' On" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Everest "Rebels In The Roses" Into Your Soft Heart))
Cracker "This is Cracker Soul" Cracker
Foster the People "Don't Stop" Torches
Dr. John "Locked Down" Locked Down
((Dan Auerbach "My Last Mistake" Keep It Hid))


Paul McCartney "That Would Be Something" McCartney
Charles Wright "Spreadin' Honey" Best Of Charles Wright
Rockpile "When I Write the Book" Seconds of Pleasure
Jack White "I'm Shakin'" Blunderbuss
JD McPherson "North Side Gal" Signs and Signifiers
Trampled By Turtles "Alone" Stars and Satellites
Ray LaMontagne "Trouble" Trouble
((No Te Va Gustar "Arde" Por Los Menos Hoy))
El Chicano "Viva Tirado" Viva Tirado
El Chicano "Sabor A Mi" Chicano Chant
Azteca "Ah Ah" Azteca
((The Morning Benders "Excuses" Big Echo))
Andrew Bird "Eyeoneye" Break it Yourself
Aztec Camera "The Crying Scene" Stray
MGMT "Electric Feel" Oracular Spectacular
Polica "Dark Star" Give You the Ghost
((Real Estate "Suburban Beverage" Real Estate))

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