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Django Django on World Cafe | December 6, 2012

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Most young bands hope to get some kind of break or media exposure as soon as they possibly can. But as Django Django, a four-piece originally from Edinburgh, discovered, it's possible to get noticed a bit too early. In 2009, the group released its first single, "Storm," as a seven-inch through a friend's Glasgow-based record label. The song quickly stirred up buzz, but the group didn't have anything to release as a follow-up — "Storm" was truly the first thing they had ever done together.

In the three years that followed, singer Vincent Neff and the rest of Django Django wrote more songs, worked on their live show, got a record deal and finally released their first, self-titled full-length. Any fears the band may have had about falling off the radar since it released "Storm" were put to bed when Django Django was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, the prestigious annual award that recognizes the U.K.'s best up-and-coming talent.

Here, Django Django performs a few songs and talks with David Dye about the process of putting its album together. (link)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

Mark Knopfler "What It Is" Sailing to Philadelphia
The Wallflowers "Love Is a Country" Glad All Over
Father John Misty "I’m Writing a Novel" Fear Fun
Yo La Tengo "Here Comes My Baby" Fakebook
Chris Isaak "Diddley Daddy" Heart Shaped World
((Django Django "Wor" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Django Django "Firewater" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Django Django "Storm" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Django Django "Love’s Dart" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Django Django "Wor" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Django Django "Love’s Dart" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Grizzly Bear "Yet Again" Shields
Michael Penn "No Myth" March
Calexico "Sinner in the Sea" Algiers

HOUR 2

Dr. John "Locked Down" Locked Down
Local Natives "Breakers" Hummingbird
Ray LaMontagne "Repo Man" God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise
Dr. Dog "That Old Black Hole" Be the Void
Langhorne Slim & The Law "The Way We Move" The Way We Move
((John Mayer "Queen California" Born & Raised))
Patty Griffin "Mad Mission" Living With Ghosts
Lord Huron "Time to Run" Lonesome Dreams
Bruce Springsteen "It’s Hard to be a Saint" Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
Justin Townes Earle "Harlem River Blues" Harlem River Blues
((Ween "Your Party" La Cucaracha))
Foxygen "Shuggie" We are the 21st Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" 30th Anniversary Collection 1963-1993
Phish "Back on the Train" Farmhouse
Tim Maia "Que Beleza" Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia
Steely Dan "Bodhisattva" Countdown to Ecxtasy