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Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.


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Nada Surf's newest album, "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy", alternates between being sweetly hopeful and sweetly sad.  In short, it's Nada Surf sounding exactly like Nada Surf. 

On their fourth album, "Karimba", Novalima continues to make music that is at once deeply traditional and also electronic and sultry.

Los Campesinos! is a relatively young outfit, coming together as a three-piece at Cardiff University in 2006. Now seven strong and with four well-received full-lengths, Los Campesinos! have crafted a reputation for lively indie pop.

Cass McCombs is a true wanderer, and as such, he writes truly introspective folk.

Chairlift's new album, "Something" is a catchy and creepy foray into 80's inspired pop. 

The young, hip quintet, Real Estate has its roots in Brooklyn, and Ridgewood, New Jersey. Comprised of Alex Bleeker (bass), Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Mathew Mondanile (guitar), Jackson Pollis (drums), and Jonah Mauer (keys and guitar), Real Estate have been building a reputation for mesmerizing alt-pop.

AIR is the backronym moniker for the French experimental electronica duo comprised of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. AIR stands for Amour, Imagination, Rêve (Love, Imagination, Dream in English)

Canadian songstress and Juno Award nominee,  continues a career trajectory on the rise with her new album, Voyageur.

Craig Finn is perhaps best known as the frontman for indie rock staple The Hold Steady.

Nils Lofgren has built himself a stellar reputation over the years as a sessionist, playing with Neil Young and as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He's also built up quite the solo career