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Wild Flag on World Cafe | November 10, 2011

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Perhaps Wild Flag's burgeoning success is due to the fact that each member is a valued veteran of the indie rock scene, with collective stints in The Minders, Sleater-Kinney, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Spells and Helium. But once Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole and Janet Weiss begin to perform, it's clear that the attention the band has earned for its explosively energetic live shows and the killer single "Romance" is due completely to the chemistry and dedication of these four musicians.

Brownstein, a former NPR Music blogger who also created the TV show Portlandia, credits the participatory nature of her blog for inspiring her return to the stage. Though Brownstein and Weiss had played together before in the power trio Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag began when its members worked together on a movie soundtrack. They discovered strength in the stylistically different but complementary collaboration of lead singers and songwriters Brownstein and Timony. Their leadership has bred the fusion of the raucous punk and tight musicianship heard in their self-titled debut, songs from which they perform on today's World Cafe.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Crooked Fingers "Typhoon" Breaks in the Armor
Alabama Shakes "Hold On" EP
Otis Redding "Hard to Handle" The Otis Redding Story
Tegan & Sara "Back in Your Head" The Con
The Pixies "Here Comes Your Man" Doolittle

((Wild Flag "Electric Band" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Wild Flag "Something Came Over Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Wild Flag "Future Crimes" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Wild Flag "Romance" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Holly Miranda "Slow Burn Treason" The Magician's Private Library))

The Zombies "Beechwood Park" Odessy  & Oracle
Jonathan Wilson "Can We Really Party Today" Gentle Spirit
Fleet Foxes "Grown Ocean" Helplessness Blues
The Smithereens "Blue Period" Smithereens 11

((Bell X1 "Amelia" Blue Lights On The Runway))

Hour 2

Leonard Cohen "Ain't No Cure for Love" The Essential Leonard Cohen
The Velvet Underground "I'm Waiting for the Man" The Velvet Underground & Nico
The War On Drugs "Baby Missles" Slave Ambient
Nick Lowe "Sensitive Man" The Old Magic
NRQB "Riding In My Car" The One and Only

((The Revelations "Because Of You" Deep Soul))

Mayer Hawthorne "The Walk" How Do You Do
Jeff Buckley 'Everybody Here Wants You" Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
Ryan Adams "Ashes and Fire" Ashes and Fire
Band of Horses "Laredo" Infinite Arms
Feist "The Circle Married the Line" Metals

((Southeast Engine "Curse Of Canaanville" Canary))

The Decemberists "Row Jimmy" Long Live the King
Jim Lauderdale "Jawbone" Patchwork River
The Grateful Dead "Secret Begonias" From the Mars Hotel

((Dr. Dog "We All Belong" We All Belong))