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Ha Ha Tonka On World Cafe | February 19, 2014

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The Missouri-based band Ha Ha Tonka's unusual name pays tribute to the Ozark region — it's the name of a state park. The four-piece visited our World Cafe studios to play music from its latest album, Lessons. During our chat, singer and songwriter Brian Roberts explained some of the many things that trigger his creativity, including this Fresh Air interview with Maurice Sendak.
 

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Tracklisting:

(( )) for interlude music

The Pretenders “Time the Avenger” Learning to Crawl
Warpaint “Love is to Die” Warpaint
Nada Surf “Always Love” The Weight is a Gift
The Both “Milwaukee” The Both
((White Denim “At Night in Dreams” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ha Ha Tonka “Dead to the World” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ha Ha Tonka “Colorful Kids” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ha Ha Tonka “Lessons” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Ha Ha Tonka “Dead To the World” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
The Head and the Heart “Lost in My Mind” The Head and the Heart
PJ Harvey “Let England Shake” Let England Shake
Courtney Barnett “Avant Gardener” The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Nick Lowe “Cracking Up” Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe
((Ha Ha Tonka “Lessons” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Jason Isbell “Relatively Easy” Southeastern
Cracker “Low” Kerosene Hat
Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving” Light Up Gold
Suzanne Vega “I Never Wear White” Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
Brett Dennen “Wild Child” Smoke and Mirrors
((Little Comets “Little Opus” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Nickel Creek “Destination” Destination
Richard Thompson “Valerie” Daring Adventures
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Bright Lit Blue Skies” Before Today
Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits” Bad Self Portraits
The Smithereens “Blood & Roses” Especially for You
((Mikal Cronin “See It My Way” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Esperanza Spalding “I Know You Know” Esperanza
Foster The People “Coming of Age” Supermodel
Calexico “Quattro (World Drifts In)” Feast of Wire
The International Submarine “Do You Know How It Feels” Safe At Home