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CANT On World Cafe | January 31, 2012

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Chris Taylor may not be a household name, but you've probably encountered some of his work. Taylor was the bassist, producer and backing vocalist of Grizzly Bear on Yellow House and Veckatimest, in addition to running his own record label, Terrible Records. In addition to Grizzly Bear and his current solo project CANT, Taylor has also worked with Canon Blue, Dirty Projectors, The Morning Benders, TV on the Radio and Dev Hynes of Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion, among others.

Though his solo material possesses some of the snowy softness he brought to Grizzly Bear, Taylor takes more risks as CANT, and his compositions are more heavily influenced by jazz, funk and shoegaze rock. CANT's debut album, Dreams Come True, also showcases Taylor's tremendous talents on the bass. His artful emphasis on the instrument — and ability to create syncopated bass lines beneath layers of guitar, keyboard, vocals and effects — lends his solo album a dimension of depth and wistful catchiness.(link)


Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Talking Heads "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)" Speaking in Tongues
Bruce Springsteen "We Take Care of Our Own" Wrecking Ball
Arcade Fire "No Cars Go" Neon Bible
Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" Veckatimest

((CANT "The Edge" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

CANT "The Edge" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
CANT "Believe" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
CANT "Bang" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((CANT "Believe" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks" My Head Is an Animal
Miike Snow "Animal" Miike Snow
Air "Sonic Armada" La Voyage Dans La Lune

((Warpaint "Composure" The Fool))

Hour 2

Flaming Lips "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" At War With the Mystics
Girls "Honey Bunny" Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Small Faces "Itchycoo Park" There Are But Four Small Faces
The Dukes of Stratosphere "Vanishing Girl" Chips From the Chocolate Fireball
Jonathan Wilson "The Way I Feel" Gentle Spirit
Richard Thompson "I Feel So Good" Rumour and Sigh

((Local Natives "Cubism Dream" Gorilla Manor))

Laura Gibson "La Grande" La Grande
Kurt Vile "In My Time" Smoke Ring For My Halo
The Black Keys "Little Black Submarines" El Camino

((The Morning Benders "Excuses" Big Echo))

Jesse Baylin "Hurry Hurry" Little Spark
M. Ward "Chinese Translation" Post-War
The Decemberists "Down By the Water" The King is Dead
Centro-Matic "All the Talkers" Candidate Waltz
Modest Mouse "Satellite Skin" No One's First, and You're Next

((Devotchka "The Winner Is" Little Miss Sunshine Original Soundtrack))