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Delicate Steve On World Cafe | February 07, 2011

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Steve Marion, a.k.a. Delicate Steve, is not your average 23-year-old musician. The man plays more than 40 instruments and has a natural knack for arrangements.

His complex tunes flirt with tropicalia, polyrhythms and pop, but the overall instrumental sound is not quite as straightforward. With waves of sound effects and electronics, Delicate Steve's music is far more dense than it is delicate. Hear two tracks from Marion's debut full-length, Wondervisions, in this week's edition of "World Cafe: Next." (link)

HOUR TWO

Arcade Fire "Modern Man" The Suburbs

Delicate Steve "The Ballad Of Speck And Pebble" Wondervisions
Delicate Steve "Sugar Splash" Wondervisions
Toots & The Maytals "Louie Louie" Funky Kingston
Steve Forbert "You Cannot Win If You Do Not Play" Alive On Arrival
Hayes Carll "Kmag Yoyo" Kmag Yoyo
Social Distortion "California Hustle And Flow" Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes
Cracker "Get off This" Kerosene Hat
Langhorne Slim "Say Yes" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Sufjan Stevens "I Walked" The Age Of Adz
Iron & Wine "Tree By The River" Kiss Each Other Clean
Gary Jules "Mad World" Trading Snake Oil For Wolf Tickets
The xx "Crystalised" xx