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Fountains of Wayne on World Cafe | September 9, 2011

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Fountains of Wayne has been churning out catchy power pop since the mid-'90s. After the singles "Radiation Vibe" and "Sink to the Bottom" put Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood on the national map, the band was catapulted into the mainstream spotlight with its 2003 hit, "Stacy's Mom," which earned them Best New Artist and Best Vocal Performance Grammy nominations.

The group's fifth and latest album, Sky Full of Holes, was released in August. It takes a darker view than Fountains' earlier work, combining the band's trademark power-pop with compelling but catchy cynicism. Hear the band perform songs from the album live during this edition of World Cafe. (link)

Playlist

HOUR 1

The Beatles "Act Naturally" Help
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks "Tigers" Mirror Traffic
The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow" Barton Hollow
Counting Crows "Omaha" August And Everything After
The Horrible Crowes "Behind The Hurricane" Elsie
Rosanne Cash "Runaway Train" Kings Record Shop
Tim Robbins And The Rogues Gallery Band "Time To Kill" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tim Robbins And The Rogues Gallery Band "Lightning Calls" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Decemberists "Calamity Song" The King Is Dead
REM "The One I Love" Document
Fitz & The Tantrums "Moneygrabber" Picking Up The Pieces

HOUR 2

Gomez "Get Miles" Bring It On
Kurt Vile "Jesus Fever" Smoke Ring For My Halo
Patti Smith "Frederick" Wave
The Barr Brothers "Give The Devil Back His Heart" Barr Brothers
Yo La Tengo "4th Time Around" I'm Not There Soundtrack
The Parsons Red Heads "Burning Up The Sky" Yearling
Menomena "Queen Black Acid" Mines
Givers "Up Up Up" In Light
Mayer Hawthorne "The Walk" How Do You Do
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "Going To A Go-Go" 18 Greatest Hits
Janelle Monae "Tightrope" The Archandroid
Foster The People "Helena Beat" Torches
The Police "Next To You" Outlandos D'Amour