World Cafe Playlist for 08/21/2020

Bright Eyes joins host Raina Douris

The last release from Bright Eyes was 2011’s The People’s Key. Since then, frontman Conor Oberst has released solo work, opened a bar, started a band with Phoebe Bridgers, and lost a brother. Today, Bright Eyes returns after almost 10 years, and all of those things, in one way or another, have shaped their new music. Conor, and bandmate and composer Nate Walcott, join host Raina Douris to talk about the record, called Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was. And we’ll hear a live performance of songs, both new and old.

*U2 “Staring At The Sun” Pop
Bright Eyes “Balance Beam” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bright Eyes “Persona Non Grata” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bright Eyes “Pageturner’s Rag” Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
Bright Eyes “Cleanse Song” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bright Eyes “Mariana Trench” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Modest Mouse “Missed the Boat” We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Emmylou Harris “I Don’t Want To Talk About It Now” Red Dirt Girl
Ziggy Marley “People Get Ready” Fallen Is Babylon

Hour Two
*The Blue Nile “Stay” A Walk Across The Rooftops
Taylor Swift “exile (featuring Bon Iver)” folklore
Lana Del Rey “Video Games” Born to Die
Sufjan Stevens “Video Game” The Ascension
The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star” The Age of Plastic
Dinner Party “Freeze Tag (feat. Phoelix)” Dinner Party
Aretha Franklin “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” Aretha’s Gold
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram “Rock & Roll” Rock & Roll (single)
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Midnight in Harlem” Revelator
Lizz Wright “Get Together” Dreaming Wide Awake
Diana DeMuth “Into My Arms” Misadventure
The Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” Sticky Fingers
Norah Jones “Cold Cold Heart” Come Away With Me

*Optional Song