World Cafe Playlist for 07/21/2021

Islands join host Raina Douris

It’s been five years, and Islands is back with Islomania, an album of joy and inspiration written pre-pandemic. Additionally during that time, band leader Nick Thorburn stayed busy writing theme music for podcasts like “Serial” and numerous other projects. He joins host Raina Douris on the next World Cafe, for a conversation about why he has the constant urge to create, and what inspired Islands to get back together.

*Spoon “Anything You Want” Girls Can Tell
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Breakdown” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Islands “Islomania” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Islands “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Thorburn “Bad Dream (the theme)” Original Music from Serial
Islands “Marble” Recorded Live for the World Café
The New Pornographers “Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile” In The Morse Code of Brake Lights
St. Vincent “Pay Your Way In Pain” Daddy’s Home
Jason Isbell “Sad But True” The Metallica Blacklist
The Black Keys “Crawling Kingsnake” Delta Kream
Dawes “Strangers Getting Strange” Nothing Is Wrong (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Warren Zevon “Join Me In L.A.” Warren Zevon

Hour Two
*Stevie Wonder “Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing” Innervisions
Tycho & Benjamin Gibbard “Only Love” Only Love (single)
Tame Impala “Lost In Yesterday” The Slow Rush
Natalie Hemby “Heroes” Heroes
David Poe “Blue Glass Fall” David Poe
Sofi Tukker x Amadou & Mariam “Mon Cheri” Red Hot + Free
Janelle Monae “Dance Apocalyptic” The Electric Lady
H.E.R. “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” Juneteenth 2021: Freedom Songs
Lenny Kravitz “Believe” Are You Gonna Go My Way?
FYOHNA “You Get What You Give” You Get What You Give (single)
The Goon Sax “In The Stone” Mirror II
The National “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” Sleep Well Beast
Black Pumas “Black Moon Rising” Black Pumas

*Optional Song