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The National on World Cafe | June 17, 2013

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The national's rise has been slow and steady, to match the growth and evolution of its dour but beautiful rock sound. In this installment of World Cafe, the band tells host David Dye how sleep deprivation led its members to craft more straightforward songs on their new album, Trouble Will Find Me.

They also discuss playing "Sorrow" — from The National's breakthrough album, High Violet — for six hours straight, as well as their role in the film Mistaken For Strangers, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival this year.

This installment of World Cafe was first published on May 21, 2013.(Link)

Photo Credit: Diedre O'Callaghan/Courtesy of the artist


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Hour 1

The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Santogold “Lights Out” Creator/L.E.S. Artistes
Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Random Access Memories 
((Surgeons in Heat "The Price" Surgeons In Heat))
The National “Don’t Swallow The Cap” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The National “Sea Of Love” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The National “I Need My Girl” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The National “Pink Rabbits” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Parson Red Heads "Time Is Running Out" Yearling))
The War On Drugs “Baby Missiles” Slave Ambient
David Bowie “Modern Love” Best Of Bowie
Vampire Weekend “Diane Young” Modern Vampires Of the City

Hour 2

Mount Moriah “Miracle Temple Holiness” Miracle Temple
Neil Young “The Loner” Neil Young
The Olms “I Wanna Feel It” The Olms EP
Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out” Franz Ferdinand
Freedy Johnston “In the New Sunshine” Can You Fly
((Villagers "Twenty Seven Strangers" Becoming A Jackal))
Jason Isbell “Stockholm” Southeastern
Peter Bjorn And John “Amsterdam” Writer’s Block 
Bombino “Amidine” Nomad
Yo La Tengo “Ohm” Fade
((Voxtrot "Easy" Voxtrot))
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Let the Day Begin” Specter At the Feast
The Smiths “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” The Queen Is Dead
Father John Misty “I’m Writing A Novel” Fear Fun
Susan Tedeschi “Lord Protect My Child” Hope & Desire
Frank Turner “Recovery” Tape Deck Heart