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The Low Anthem on World Cafe | July 19, 2011

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The Low Anthem's markedly pleasant tunes contain some of the sweetest sounds in modern Americana. The band's music features husky vocals, poetic lyrics, rich harmonies, even some heavy blues guitar. In concert, the group has been known to forgo PA systems and amplification in order to blend with its surroundings.

Hear three songs from the Rhode Island foursome recorded live at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, as well as an interview with founding members Ben Knox Miller and Jeffrey Prystowsky. (link)

Playlist:

HOUR 1

Bob Dylan "Absolutely Sweet Marie" Blonde on Blonde
Wilco "I Might" The Whole Love
Rockpile "Teacher, Teacher" Seconds of Pleasure
Eddie & The Hotrods "Do Anything You Want To" D.I.Y.-Teenage Kicks
Gomez "Options" Whatever's On Your Mind
Richard Thompson "For Shame of Doing Wrong" Small Town Romance
Chris Bathgate "Everything (Overture)" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Bathgate "Poor Eliza" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Bathgate "No Silver" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Bathgate "Cold Press Rail" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
My Morning Jacket "Holding on to Black Metal" Circuital
Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" The Suburbs
Neko Case & Nick Cave "She's Not There" True Blood
Unit 4+2 "Concrete & Clay" Rushmore Soundtrack

HOUR 2

City & Colour "We Found Each Other in the Dark" Little Hell
Eels "Trouble With Dreams" Blinking Lights & Other
Gillian Welch "The Way It Goes" The Harrow & The Harve
Low Anthem "Matter of Time" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Low Anthem "Boeing 737" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Low Anthem "This Goddamn House" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tune Yards "You Yes You" WHOKILL
Tegan & Sara "Walking With a Ghost" So Jealous
Milagres "Here to Stay" Glowing Mouth
Kirsty Maccoll "Can't Stop Killing You" Titanic Days
The Decembrists "Calamity Song" The King is Dead