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Keane on World Cafe | August 3, 2012

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The English piano-rock band Keane formed back in 1997, but it wasn't until 2004 that the group's album Hopes and Fears took off on the strength of the smash single "Somewhere Only We Know." A Best New Artist Grammy nomination followed, and in the years since, the group has released three more albums: 2006's Under the Iron Sea, 2008's Perfect Symmetry and this year's Strangeland.

Unlike many of its contemporaries, Keane swaps out guitars for piano and synthesizers as its lead instruments, which lends the band's songs a distinct sound. Keane is currently touring the festival circuit, but took a moment off to stop by World Cafe and talk to host Michaela Majoun about fame and the making of its new album. And, of course, it plays a batch of songs from Strangeland. (link)

Playlist

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

Pete Yorn "Last Summer" Back and Fourth
The Jayhawks "Bad Time" Tomorrow the Green Grass
John Fullbright "Gawd Above" From the Ground Up
((Keane "Sea Fog" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Keane "Sovereign Light Cafe" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Keane "Silenced By The Night" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Keane "Sea Fog" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Keane "On The Road" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Keane "Silenced By the Night" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Delta Spirit "California" Delta Spirit
My Morning Jacket "Mehgeetah" It Still Moves
((Heartless Bastards "Nothing Seems the Same" The Mountain))

HOUR 2

Lucero "I Can't Stand To Leave You" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Black Keys "Little Black Submarines" El Camino
Buddy Guy "Early in the Morning" Damn Right, I've Got The Blues
Polica "Wandering Star" Give You The Ghost
((LCD Soundsystem "Something Great" Sound of Silver))
Yeasayer "Longevity" Fragrant World
Ray LaMontagne "Trouble" Trouble
Bonnie Raitt "Right Down the Line" Slipstream
The Blasters "Border Radio" The Blasters Collection
Hacienda "Savage" Shakedown
((J Viewz "Oh Something's Quiet" Rivers and Homes))
Dawes "When My Time Comes" North Hills
The Walkmen "Heaven" Heaven
Field Report "I am Not Waiting Anymore" Field Report
Jonathan Wilson "Can We Really Party Today" Gentle Spirit
((Death Cab For Cutie "I Will Possess Your Heart" Narrow Stairs))