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Family Band on World Cafe | August 30, 2012

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The Brooklyn-based ambient-folk duo Family Band is a collaboration between visual artist turned frontwoman Kim Krans and her husband, former heavy-metal guitarist Jonny Ollsin. Together, they craft beautifully dark, folk-influenced songs, which they fittingly describe as "heavy mellow."

Inspiration for the chilly, haunting music on their second album (Grace & Lies) came from ghostly figures Krans says she saw near the couple's cabin in upstate New York, where they recorded the majority of the record. The pair returns to World Cafe to play songs from Grace & Lies — including their collaboration with Grizzly Bear's Dan Rossen, "Again." (link)


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Bruce Cockburn “Great Big Love” Nothing But a Burning Light
Calexico “Splitter” Algiers
Rhett Miller “Our Love” The Instigator
Best Coast “The Only Place” The Only Place
Neko Case “Hold On, Hold On” Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
((Family Band “Night Song/Rest” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Family Band “Again” Recorded Live for the World Café
Family Band “Moonbeams” Recorded Live for the World Café
Family Band “Night Song/Rest” Recorded Live for the World Café
((Family Band “Ride” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Luna “Slash Your Tires” Lunapark
The Black Keys “Tighten Up” Brothers
Zeus “Are You Gonna Waste My Time” Busting Visions
((Extra Golden “Ukimwi” Thank You Very Quickly))


Pete Seeger “God’s Counting on Me, God’s Counting on You” A More Perfect Union
John Fullbright “Gawd Above” From the Ground Up
Lone Justice “Ways to be Wicked” Lone Justice
The Avett Brothers “Live and Die” The Carpenter
Suzanne Vega “Cassidy” Deadicated
((Devon Sproule “Dress Sharpe, Play Well, Be Modest” Keep Your Silver Shined))
Minus the Bear “Steel and Blood” Infinity Overhead
Moby “Southside” Play
Dirty Projectors “Gun Has No Trigger” Swing Lo Magellan
Nick Drake “One of These Things First” Bryter Layter
((Doveman “Castles” Conformist))
Aimee Mann “Charmer” Charmer
Arcade Fire “Keep the Car Running” Neon Bible
Kelly Hogan “Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” I Like to Keep Myself in Pain
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man” The Old Magic
Dr Dog “Alaska” We All Belong
((The Revelations “Because of You” Deep Soul))