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The Tings Tings On World Cafe | May 11, 2012

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When The Ting Tings exploded onto the pop scene in 2007, their grunge-chic style and sound were destined for success. Now, five years after the debut of their hit single "That's Not My Name/Great DJ" and four years after their first full length, We Started Nothing, The Ting Tings are back. Grungier than ever, the duo's new album, Sounds from Nowheresville, is accompanied by dark, violent music videos and a tour that involves front woman Katie White haphazardly throwing every piece of musical equipment that she can find. If this is your idea of fun, Sounds from Nowheresville may be the soundtrack to your summer.

Messier than We Started Nothing, Sounds from Nowheresville is closer to the punk scene that originally brought White and Jules De Martino together. While it's probably not what fans of The Ting Tings' cleaner, poppier sound expected, it suits the duo's attitudes. White and De Martino discuss their eclectic sophomore album in today's episode of World Cafe. (link)


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Coldplay "Paradise" Mylo Xyloto
Metric "Youth Without Youth" Synthetica
New Pornographers "Your Hands (Together)" Together
((Passion Pit "Live To Tell The Tale" Chunk Of Change))
The Ting Tings "Silence" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Ting Tings "Guggenheim" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Ting Tings "Hang It Up" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Ting Tings "Great DJ" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((RJD2 "Tin Flower" Colossus))
Best Coast "The Only Place" The Only Place
The LA's "There She Goes" The LA's
Allo Darlin' "Capricornia" Europe
((O Emperor "Don Quixote" Hither Thither))


Fool's Gold "Street Clothes" Leave No Trace
Passion Pit "Take A Walk" Gossamer
Bjork "Big Time Sensuality" Debut
Lana Del Rey "Video Games" Born 2 Die
John Fullbright "Gawd Above" From the Ground Up
Kings of Leon "Molly's Chambers" Holy Roller Novacaine
Alejandro Escovedo "Man of the World" Big Station
((David Ford "Panic" Let The Hard Times Roll))
Fun. "Some Nights" Some Nights
Kurt Vile "In My Time" Smoke Ring For My Halo
Mazzy Star "Fade Into You" So Tonight That I Might See
((Death Vessel "Jitterkadie" Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us))
Ryan Adams "Lucky Now" Ashes & Fire
Rilo Kiley "Silver Lining" Under the Blacklight
The Lumineers "Morning Song" The Lumineers
Sam Phillips "Raised on Promises" Cruel Inventions
((David Bazan "Bearing Witness" Curse Your Branches))

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