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Mark Mulcahy on World Cafe | September 10, 2013

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If you were an indie-rock fan in the mid-1980s, then you undoubtedly stumbled upon Miracle Legion. In the post R.E.M. jangle-rock landscape, they called it "college rock" and the Connecticut-based Miracle Legion ruled. It happened again with his work on Nickelodeon's Adventures of Pete & Pete with the fake-band Polaris made up of Miracle Legion musicians.

Mark Mulcahy was the lead singer of both of those bands, and he's back with his fifth solo album, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy I Love You. He visits with David Dye to discuss his long career and perform four songs in the World Cafe studio. (via World Cafe)


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The Airborne Toxic Event “Somewhere Around Midnight” The Airborne Toxic Event
Bears Den “Agape” Agape
Mumford & Sons “Lover of the Light” Babel
Miracle Legion “The Backyard” Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 14
((Big Star “September Gurls” Radio City))
Mark Mulcahy “She Makes the World Turn Backwards” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mark Mulcahy “He’s a Magnet” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mark Mulcahy “The Rabbit” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mark Mulcahy “Let the Fireflies Fly Away” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((David Bazan “Bearing Witness” Curse Your Branches)) 
Beck “I Won’t Be Long” I Won’t Be Long
Roxy Music “The Main Thing” Avalon
((Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Hot Body Rub” Before Today))
Camera Obscura “Fifth In Line to the Throne” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Neko Case “Night Still Comes” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The New Pornographers “Sing Me Spanish Techno” Twin Cinema
MGMT “Your Life Is A Lie” MGMT
Wild Belle “Keep You” Isles
Black Dub “Silverado” Black Dub
Laura Veirs “Sun Song” Warp and Weft
The Cure “In Between Days” Staring At the Sea: The Singles
The Decemberists “Down by the Water” The King is Dead
Warren Zevon “When Johnny Strikes Up The Band” Excitable Boy
Franz Ferdinand “Right Action” Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
LCD Soundsystem “Something Great” Sound of Silver 
Jason Isbell “Flying Over Water” Southeastern 
Kathleen Edwards “6 O’Clock News” Failer 
Neil Young “Walk On” On The Beach
The Wild Feathers “The Ceiling” The Wild Feathers
((Leagues “Spotlight” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))