Fruit Bats And Vetiver On World Cafe | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : World Cafe

Filed Under:

Fruit Bats And Vetiver On World Cafe

As labelmates and tour companions, San Francisco's Vetiver and Chicago's Fruit Bats have strong ties to one another. Both groups recently released new albums — Vetiver's Errant Charm and Fruit Bats' Tripper, both their fifth — and have been compared to Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens.

Nevertheless, each band's sound is unmistakable. Vetiver's sensibility recalls classic country and folk, while Fruit Bats' members incorporate elements of soul into their sweet, jangly rock. In this joint session of World Cafe, each takes a turn playing live, and the session ends with a collaboration between Fruit Bats frontman Eric D. Johnson and Vetiver member Sarah Versprille in "Picture of a Bird."

Copyright 2011 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

NPR

'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.
NPR

Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.
NPR

Netanyahu To Preview Speech To Congress Before AIPAC Conference

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C, where he is expected to give a contentious speech before Congress on Tuesday. He appears before a powerful pro-Israeli lobby on Monday.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.