A Reunion of Brothers, “Good Sex”, and Este Haim’s “Bass Face” Highlight Our World Cafe Week

 We start the week with a Vintage Cafe from the archives going back to last year and the debut visit from the UK three piece London Grammar, whose career has skyrocketed since we had them on the show. Tune in and hear music from their debut If You Wait, plus a cover of a Chris Isaak song.

We’re also very excited for our visit from Dave and Phil Alvin on Tuesday. The founders of The Blasters in 1978 have had their ups and downs over the years and have not recorded together in 30 years. What has brought them together is Common Ground Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} — a tribute album to Big Bill Broonzy  that they emphatically agree on. It’s great to hear them singing together again.

 The Canadian artist Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene) has a new solo album called Darlings. We’ll hear the tunes and discuss intimacy, partially driven by the controversy around this almost NSFW video of the song “Good Sex.”

British pop band Bombay Bicycle Club pops by for a visit Thursday to chat about their new album, and we’ll hear some songs from So Long, See You Tomorrow. 

The sisters of Haim, Este, Alana and Danielle, are a pop phenomenon with a cult-like audience flocking to their concerts and a celebrated debut album with major sales. Oh, and Este’s “bass face” is an internet meme.  We give over the first hour of Friday’s show to Este and Alana for a guest DJ segment that is not to be missed.