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Y La Bamba on World Cafe | March 6, 2013

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The Latin Alternative band Y La Bamba formed in Portland, Ore., in 2008 and attracted attention for its disarming fusion of traditional Mexican music and alternative rock.

The band reunited with producer Chris Funk, a member of The Decemberists, for its new EP, Oh February, due out later this month. It's also wrapping up an East Coast tour with the hit folk-rock band The Lumineers, with plans to tour the rest of the country.

In this installment of World Café, Y La Bamba plays songs from Oh February and talks with host David Dye about the root of its sound. (Link)



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*Beach House “Wishes” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*Boy “Little Numbers” Mutual Friends

*Fountains of Wayne “Hey Julie” Welcome Interstate Managers

*The Postal Service “A Tattered Line of String” Give Up (Reissue)

*Pernice Brothers “Somerville” Live a Little

*((Y La Bamba “Mad as We Are” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

*Y La Bamba “Como Ratones” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*Y La Bamba “Oh February” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*Y La Bamba “Oh February: Mad as We Are” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*((Alt J “Something Good” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

*The Head & the Heart “Down in the Valley” The Head and the Heart

*Angel Snow “As You Are” Angel Snow

*Josh Ritter “Hopeful” The Beast in Its Tracks

*KD Lang “Helpless” Hymns of the 49th Parallel

*Villagers “Nothing Arrived” Awayland

*The Avett Brothers “I and Love and You” I and Love and You

*Son Volt “Hearts and Minds” Honky Tonk

*Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale “I Lost My Job of Loving You” Buddy & Jim

*Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie Prince Billy “So Sad” What the Brothers Sang

*Elliott Smith “Miss Misery” New Moon

*Polica “Dark Star” Give You the Ghost

*((Japandroids “Evils Sway” Celebration Rock))

*Pheonix “Entertainment” Bankrupt

*U2 “Mysterious Ways” Achtung Baby

*Frightened Rabbit “The Woodpile” Pedestrian Verse

*((Veruca Salt “Seether” American Thighs))

*Yo La Tengo “Ohm” Fade

*PJ Harvey “Send His Love to Me” To Bring You my Love

*Bob Marley & The Wailers “Exodus” Exodus