World Cafe
1:32 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

The xx On World Cafe

The xx.
Alexandra Waespi Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 11:05 am

Romy Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith are The xx, an indie-pop band formed in the London borough of Wandsworth. Layering spare arrangements with synths, pulsing bass and haunting vocals, The xx's minimalist approach helped win the trio's debut, xx, the Mercury Prize for Best Album in 2010.

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11:02 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Rev. Run's Music To Keep Sparks Flying



And now it's time for the occasional series we call In Your Ear. That's when some of the guests on our program tell us about the songs that are in heavy rotation in their music collections.

Today, we get the playlist of Rev. Run. You might remember him from the rap group Run DMC. He spoke with us last December about his transformation from rapper to reverend. After our conversation, Rev. Run told us about the songs he listens to to keep the sparks flying in his marriage.


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Deceptive Cadence
10:55 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Critical Miss

Pablo Helguera

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Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is Helguera's Artunes. You can see more of his work atArtworld Salon and on his own site.

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Music Interviews
10:39 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Rap Nerdy To Me

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 8:48 am



This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow.

FLORA LICHTMAN, BYLINE: And I'm Flora Lichtman.

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All Songs Considered
9:56 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Take A Kaleidoscopic Train Ride In Zs' New Video

Greg Fox

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 10:24 am

After 10 years of gleefully dismantling genres and challenging audiences to submit to its avant-prog-jazz-drone-noise-whatever hypnosis, the New York City band Zs promptly dismantled itself last summer. Only founding member and saxophonist Sam Hillmer remains, joined now by guitarist Patrick Higgins and drummer Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, ex-Liturgy). So it's only fitting that Grain, the first taste of new Zs material, features unreleased leftovers of previous line-ups completely dismantled.

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