May 9, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Broken Bells join host David Dye. Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Brian Burton, also known as Danger Mouse, first met in 2004. At the time, The Shins had recently released their critically acclaimed second album Chutes Too Narrow, and Brian Burton had just put out his famed mash up The Grey Album and began working with his Gnarls Barkley collaborator Cee-lo Green. It took a few years for Mercer and Burton to find the time to work together, but in 2010, the pair released their first album as Broken Bells. In February they returned with their second disc After the Disco. Between the title and the sound of the record, some fans have wondered if the duo really love disco. They’ll explain their feelings about it in our interview as well as talk about how this projects compares to their other work outside of Broken Bells. That and more this week on Conversations from the World Cafe!
March 18, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Suzanne Vega joins host David Dye in the studio. Suzanne Vega burst onto the New York City folk scene in 1987 with her second album, Solitude Standing, and the song “Luka”.