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Smith Westerns on World Cafe | August 22, 2013

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The wonderful half-garage, half-glam band Smith Westerns recently released its third album, Soft Will. In this installment of World Cafe, the group's members tell us that a lot of the record was written as a reaction to returning home to Chicago after touring for five years during their late teens and twenties. And, of course, they perform some of their songs live in the studio. (via World Cafe)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

JD McPherson “Signs & Signifiers” Signs & Signifiers 
Treetop Flyers “Things Will Change” The Mountain Moves
The Reivers “Breathing Easy” Pop Beloved 
The Drive-By Truckers “Never Gonna Change” The Dirty South 
Moreland & Arbuckle “Broken Sunshine” 7 Cities 
((Smith Westerns “Best Friend” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Smith Westerns “Weekend” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Smith Westerns “Varsity” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Smith Westerns “Best Friend” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Smith Westerns “Weekend” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Foxygen “Shuggie” 21st Century Ambassadors 
The Zombies “Time of the Season” Greatest Hits
Franz Ferdinand “Right Action” Right Thought, Right Word, Right Action 
The Pretenders “Sense of Purpose” Packed 
((Mike Doughty “27 Jennifers” Golden Delicious))

HOUR 2

Tom Tom Club “Genius Of Love” Tom Tom Club
Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving” Light Up Gold
Nick Lowe “Cracking Up” Basher-The Best Of Nick Lowe
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Better Days” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aimee Mann “Choice In The Matter” I’m With Stupid 
((Isa GT “El Monito” Leyenda EP))
Petronia Martinez “Cangrejito” Penas Alegres 
Isa GT featuring Lido Pimienta “El Monito” Leyenda EP
((La Santa Cecilia “Monedita”))
Bomba Estereo “Fuego” Blow Up
Stereo MC’s “Sofisticated” Deep Down and Dirty
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks” Torches
Mayer Hawthorne “The Stars Are Ours” Where Does This Door Go
((J Viewz “Oh Something’s Quiet” Rivers and Homes))