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Fruit Bats and Vetiver On World Cafe | September 27, 2011

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As labelmates and tour companions, San Francisco's Vetiver and Chicago's Fruit Bats have strong ties to one another. Both groups recently released new albums — Vetiver's Errant Charm and Fruit Bats' Tripper, both their fifth — and have been compared to Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens.

Nevertheless, each band's sound is unmistakable. Vetiver's sensibility recalls classic country and folk, while Fruit Bats' members incorporate elements of soul into their sweet, jangly rock. In this joint session of World Cafe, each takes a turn playing live, and the session ends with a collaboration between Fruit Bats frontman Eric D. Johnson and Vetiver member Sarah Versprille in "Picture of a Bird." (link)



Jackson Browne "Running on Empty" Running on Empty
Wilco "Dawned on Me" The Whole World
Beady Eye "The Roller" Different Gear, Still Speeding
Fruit Bats & Vetiver "It's Beyond Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fruit Bats & Vetiver "Wonder Why" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fruit Bats & Vetiver "Tony the Tripper" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fruit Bats & Vetiver "Primitive Man" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fruit Bats & Vetiver "Picture of a Bird" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Elbow "Grounds for Divorce" The Seldom Seen Kid
!!! "AM/FM" Strange Weather, Isn't It?
St Vincent "Cruel" Strange Mercy


Laura Marling "Sophia" A Creature I Don't Know
Leonard Cohen "I'm Your Man" I'm Your Man
Black Dub "I Believe In You" Black Dub
Fool's Gold "Street Clothes" Leave No Trace
Talking Heads "Blind" Naked
REM "Bang and Blame" Monster
REM "Talk About the Passion" Murmur Deluxe"
REM "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" Document
Lindsey Buckingham "In Our Own Time" Seeds We Sow
Kurt Vile "Jesus Fever" Smoke Ring for My Halo
Amos Lee "Windows Are Rolled Down" Mission Bell
Crazy Horse "I Don't Want to Talk About It" Listen to the Music