Michael Katzif http://wwno.org en David Byrne And St. Vincent Are Putting Out An Album http://wwno.org/post/david-byrne-and-st-vincent-are-putting-out-album Man, talk about a dream team pairing. After some <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/43904-update-on-stvincentdavid-byrne-collab/" target="_blank">enticing rumors</a> and <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/46175-st-vincent-talks-david-byrne-collaboration/" target="_blank">teases</a> of a potential collaboration between <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15320822/david-byrne" target="_blank">David Byrne</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15159199/st-vincent" target="_blank">St. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:46:00 +0000 Michael Katzif 13717 at http://wwno.org Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon http://wwno.org/post/debo-band-ethiopian-funk-muggy-afternoon Compared to a dark club full of dancing fans, a muggy Austin afternoon with the sun peeking out over our isolated spot at Joe's Crab Shack isn't the ideal setting for a Debo Band performance. But once the group began digging into "Ney Ney Weleba" — a classic song by Alemayehu Eshete — it didn't take long to get caught up in Debo Band's deep, infectious groove.<p>Led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by magnetic singer Bruck Tesfaye, Debo Band infuses its dance-friendly songs with the Ethiopian pop and funk music of the 1960s and '70s. Wed, 16 May 2012 15:14:00 +0000 Michael Katzif 11214 at http://wwno.org First Listen: Mount Eerie, 'Clear Moon' http://wwno.org/post/first-listen-mount-eerie-clear-moon <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>As the driving figure behind The Microphones and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/98790830/mount-eerie" target="_blank">Mount Eerie</a>, Phil Elverum has long ruminated on nature, on sense of place, and on making that place a character as a means of tangibly addressing his own life. Mon, 14 May 2012 02:33:00 +0000 Michael Katzif 10974 at http://wwno.org First Listen: Beach House, 'Bloom' http://wwno.org/post/first-listen-beach-house-bloom <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>Few bands arrive as fully formed as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15395451/beach-house" target="_blank">Beach House</a>, which hasn't strayed far from its musical calling card since its 2006 debut: frosty, dime-store analog keyboards, Alex Scally's swoony slide guitar and the alluring vocals of Victoria Legrand. Mon, 07 May 2012 02:33:00 +0000 Michael Katzif 10381 at http://wwno.org