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THEESatisfaction on World Cafe | August 29, 2012

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Working in a subgenre somewhere between soul and rap, Stasia "Stas" Irons and Catherine "Cat" Harris-White form the avant-garde hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction. Based in Seattle, the young duo released its first album, awE naturalE, back in March.

With their innovative mix of hip-hop and spoken-word poetry, THEESatisfaction's songs operate in the tradition of early-'90s rap, complete with a jazz vibe and soothing West Coast flavor. Hear Stas and Cat perform songs from their debut in this session of World Cafe. (link)

Playlist

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

Willis “Word Up” Rewind Vol 4
Divine Fits “Would That Not Be Nice” A Thing Called Divine Fits
Kings of Leon “Molly’s Chambers” Holy Roller Novacaine
Ray Lamontagne “Three More Days” Till the Sun Turns Black
Electric Guest “This Head I Hold” Modo
Digable Planets “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That)” Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
((The Roots “Clock With No Hands” Recorded Live for the World Café))
THEESatisfaction “Sista Ya Been On My Mind” Recorded Live for the World Café
THEESatisfaction “Game, Blouses” Recorded Live for the World Café
THEESatisfaction “Needs” Recorded Live for the World Café
THEESatisfaction “Naturale” Recorded Live for the World Café
((THEESatisfaction “Naturale” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Bjork “Venus as a Boy” Debut
The XX “Angels” Coexists
St Vincent & David Byrne “Who” Love This Giant
REM “Ignoreland” Automatic for the People
Of Monsters & Men “Little Talks” My Head is an Animal

HOUR 2

Wilco “Muzzle of Bees” A Ghost is Born
JD McPherson “Fire Bug” Signs & Signifiers
The Blasters “Marie Marie” Collection
The Alabama Shakes “Hang Loose” Boys & Girls
Band of Horses “Knock Knock” Mirage Rock
The Smithereens “Too Much Passion” Blow Up
((Scott Matthews “Dream Song” Passing Stranger))
The Gaslight Anthem “Handwritten” Handwritten
Chris Isaak “Heart Full of Soul” Chris Isaak
Greg Brown “Blues Go Walking” Covenant
Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” Fear Fun
((Everest “Rebels in the Roses” Ghost Notes))
Dr John “Revolution” Locked Down
Tom Waits “Walking Spanish” Rain Dogs
Freelance Whales “Locked Out” Diluvia
The Sundays “Here’s Where the Story Ends” Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
The Shins “It’s Only Life” Port of Morrow
((Those Transatlantics “To the Editor” Knocked Out))