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Little Comets on World Cafe | October 2, 2013

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Little Comets, a trio from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, recently released its U.S. debut, Life Is Elsewhere. Described early in its career as a British Vampire Weekend, the band smoothly incorporates tricky percussive rhythms and Afrobeat-tinged guitars.

Led by brothers Michael and Robert Coles, the trio combines a joyful, rhythmic guitar rush with lyrical subjects that range from serious to playful — sometimes simultaneously. On Wednesday's episode of World Cafe, Little Comets' members perform some of their songs and discuss their thought-provoking lyrics. (via World Cafe)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

Bruce Springsteen “For You” Greetings from Asbury, NJ
Okkervil River “Down Down the Deep River” The Silver Gymnasium
The Hold Steady “Constructive Summer” Stay Positive
((Little Comets “Jenifer” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Little Comets “A Little Opus” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Little Comets “Jenifer” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Little Comets “Violence Out Tonight” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Little Comets “A Little Opus” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Mark Knopfler “I Used to Could” Privateering
The Animals “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” Absolute Animals
Iron & Wine “Grace for Saints and Ramblers” Ghosts on Ghosts
Los Lobos “One Time, One Night” By the Light of the Moon
Willy Mason “Talk Me Down” Carry On
RL Burnside “Everything is Broken” Big Bad Love Soundtrack
Janelle Monae “Dance Apocalyptic” The Electric Lady
The Clash “The Magnificent Seven” Sandanista 
Pearl Jam “Sirens” Lightning Bolt
Chris Whitley “Kick the Stones” Living With the Law
((Daughn Gibson “Kissin’ on the Blacktop” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Moby “The Perfect Life” Innocents
The Flaming Lips “Do You Realize” Yoshimi Battle the Pink RobotS
Junip “Your Life Your Call” Junip
Dawes “Most People” Stories Don’t End
Wilco “Impossible Germany” Blue Sky Blue
((Phish “Free” Billy Breathes))
Houndmouth “Penitentiary” From the Hills Below the City
Bonnie Raitt “I Thank You” The Glow
The Del Fuegos “I Still Want You” Best Of The Del Fuegos: Slash Years