Music http://kttz.org en Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' http://kttz.org/post/song-premiere-empire-empire-i-was-lonely-estate-keepsake If emo has cheerleaders, they're Keith and Cathy Latinen. Since 2007, the Michigan-based husband and wife have tirelessly run the <a href="http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Count Your Lucky Stars</a> label during a time when the genre didn't have many vocal supporters. Many of its releases have inspired bands in the now-thriving young scene to take up the '90s Midwest emo sound and do what they will.<p>The Latinens are also behind the complicatedly named Empire! Empire! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:03:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 48335 at http://kttz.org Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' Ben Watt On World Cafe http://kttz.org/post/ben-watt-world-cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s guest today is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=ben+watt">Ben Watt</a> from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=tracey+thorn">Tracey Thorn</a> in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called <em>Hendra</em>, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.<p>Watt has had a fascinating career; he turned to underground DJing as Everything But The Girl disbanded, prompting him to eventually form his own house-music label. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 editor 48331 at http://kttz.org Ben Watt On World Cafe Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' http://kttz.org/post/teenage-songwriters-take-bro-country No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the past couple of years than celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 NPR Staff 48298 at http://kttz.org Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' World Cafe Next: Honeyblood http://kttz.org/post/world-cafe-next-honeyblood This week's <em>World Cafe: Next </em>artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.xpn.org/">http://www.xpn.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=World+Cafe+Next%3A+Honeyblood+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 48287 at http://kttz.org World Cafe Next: Honeyblood The Avett Brothers On World Cafe http://kttz.org/post/avett-brothers-world-cafe-0 The Avett Brothers, led by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, released a proper debut in 2002, then went on to release five studio albums and two live compilations before breaking through to a mainstream audience with 2007's <em>Emotionalism</em>. For a follow-up, The Avett Brothers worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on <em>I and Love and You.</em> The band performs three of its best-known songs here.<p><em>This segment originally ran on Sept. 24, 2009.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:55:00 +0000 editor 48282 at http://kttz.org The Avett Brothers On World Cafe