David Bowie, Chet Faker, Spoon, Ryan Adams, Strand of Oaks, Lucinda Williams, A celebration of 25 years of Merge Records with Mac McCaughan and Laura Balance and more – all on today’s World Cafe Playlist!

*The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now” – Best of CMJ Vol. 4
The New Basement Tapes – “Kansas City” – Lost On the River
Ryan Adams – “Stay With Me” – Ryan Adams

Merge Records 25th Anniversary on World Cafe
Hospitality – “Rockets and Jets (live)” – Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
Reigning Sound – “Never Coming Home (live)” – Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
The RockATeens – “Tuesday’s Just as Bad (live)” – Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
Superchunk – “Me and You and Jackie Mittoo (live)” – Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
Telekinesis – “Lean on Me (live)” – Merge 25th Anniversary Concert

Hour Two
*The Pretenders – “Time the Avenger” – Learning to Crawl
Chet Faker – “1998” – Built on Glass
Peter Bjorn and John – “Young Folks” – Writer’s Block
Hozier – “From Eden” – From Eden EP
Lucinda Williams – “Protection” – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Ryan Bingham – “Radio” – Fear and Saturday Night
The Smithereens – “Blood & Roses” – Especially for You
David Bowie – “Fashion” – Scary Monsters
Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me” – Alvvays
Spoon – “Inside Out” – They Want My Soul
Strand of Oaks – “Shut In” – Heal

Final Vinyl
Ned Doheny – “Get It Up for Love” – Hard Candy