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Delicate Steve On World Cafe and To Appear At Mad Planet In July

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Delicate Steve got a lot of attention early this year when the band's debut album, Wondervisions, was released with a prank press release written by rock critic Chuck Klosterman. The parody, which many took at face value, described Delicate Steve as "the wordless New Jersey U2" and claimed that bandleader Steve Marion played more than 40 instruments.

Well, U2 they ain't, and Marion mostly plays guitar, but Delicate Steve's music is no joke. At just 23, Marion has already established himself as an exciting new voice — that just happens to be wordless — blending polyrhythmic beats and psychedelic electronics with exhilarating guitar pop.

Following up the group's 'World Café: Next' appearance in February, Delicate Steve returns to World Café to talk with host David Dye and play three songs from Wondervisions. (link)

You can catch Delicate Steve live in Milwaukee at Mad Planet along with Milwaukee's Plight of Parasite, and me DJing on July 14.

Playlist:

HOUR 1

Danger Mouse & Daneile Luppi "Two Against One" Rome
Rockpile "Heart" Seconds of Pleasure
The Cure "In Between Days" Staring at the Sea: The Singles
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions "Perfect Skin" Rattlesnakes
Joseph Arthur "Over the Sun" The Graduation Ceremony
Death Cab for Cutie "Monday Morning" Codes and Keys
Delicate Steve "Sugarsplash" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Delicate Steve "Wondervisions" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Delicate Steve "Don't Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Vampire Weekend "Mansard Roof" Vampire Weekend
The Fixx "Saved by Zero" One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits
Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks" Torches
World Party "When the Rainbow Comes" Goodbye Jumbo

HOUR 2

Bob Dylan "Things Have Changed" The Wonder Boys Soundtrack
Coldplay "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
Psychedelic Furs "Heaven" All of This and Nothing
Iron and Wine "Me and Lazarus" Kiss Each Other Clean
Warpaint "Undertow" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Paul Simon "Dazzling Blue" So Beautiful or So What
Rodrigo Y Gabriella "Tamacun" Rodrigo y Gabriella
The Black Keys "Your Touch" Magic Potion
Sonny Boy Williamson "Bring It On Home" Chess Blues- Vol 4
Mayer Hawthorne "A Long Time" How Do You Do
The Style Council "My Ever Changing Moods" The Singular Adventures of the Style Council
Ron Davies "It Ain't Easy" Silent Song Through the Land
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit "Codeine" Here We Rest