Music en Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' If emo has cheerleaders, they're Keith and Cathy Latinen. Since 2007, the Michigan-based husband and wife have tirelessly run the <a href="" target="_blank">Count Your Lucky Stars</a> label during a time when the genre didn't have many vocal supporters. Many of its releases have inspired bands in the now-thriving young scene to take up the '90s Midwest emo sound and do what they will.<p>The Latinens are also behind the complicatedly named Empire! Empire! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:03:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 44189 at Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' Ben Watt On World Cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s guest today is <a href="">Ben Watt</a> from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) <a href="">Tracey Thorn</a> in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called <em>Hendra</em>, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.<p>Watt has had a fascinating career; he turned to underground DJing as Everything But The Girl disbanded, prompting him to eventually form his own house-music label. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 editor 44190 at Ben Watt On World Cafe Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the past couple of years than celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 44145 at Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' World Cafe Next: Honeyblood This week's <em>World Cafe: Next </em>artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit <a href=""></a>.<img src=""/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 44143 at World Cafe Next: Honeyblood The Avett Brothers On World Cafe The Avett Brothers, led by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, released a proper debut in 2002, then went on to release five studio albums and two live compilations before breaking through to a mainstream audience with 2007's <em>Emotionalism</em>. For a follow-up, The Avett Brothers worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on <em>I and Love and You.</em> The band performs three of its best-known songs here.<p><em>This segment originally ran on Sept. 24, 2009.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:55:00 +0000 editor 44140 at The Avett Brothers On World Cafe Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert This is the second time <a href="">Hamilton Leithauser</a> has graced the Tiny Desk. Two summers ago, he and his band <a href="">The Walkmen</a> played <a href="">a powerful set of songs</a> from their final album for now, <em>Heaven. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 44141 at Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan <a href="">Mark Lanegan</a> has a voice that stops you dead in your tracks, no matter when or how you hear him. The former singer of Screaming Trees has released a series of deep, dark solo albums that have grown progressively more expansive. So has the roster of artists with whom he's collaborated over the years, from fellow rockers like Layne Staley, Queens of the Stone Age and Greg Dulli to folk-minded singers like Isobel Campbell and Duke Garwood, not to mention electronic composers Moby, The Soulsavers, U.N.K.L.E., Massive Attack and too many others to list. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +0000 editor 44135 at KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:53:00 +0000 editor 44136 at Metropolis: 7/19/14 <ul><p><li>Zero 7, "Take Me Away (feat. Only Girl)" (Make)</li><p><li>Zero 7, "U Know" (Make)</li><p><li>Duke Dumont, "Won't Look Back" (Blase Boys Club)</li><p><li>Dusky, "Love Taking Over" (Ajunadeep)</li><p><li>Claude Von Stroke, "Califuture feat. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:02:00 +0000 editor 44132 at Metropolis: 7/19/14 Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' <p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:09:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 44130 at Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?'