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Neil Halstead On World Cafe

With the shoegaze band Slowdive, the country-rock group Mojave 3 and his own solo albums, Neil Halstead has carved out a 25-year career just outside the pop mainstream. When he was only 17, Halstead helped start Slowdive, which morphed into Mojave 3, which then released a string of highly celebrated albums that merge jangly alt-country with dusky indie-pop.

But with that group on hiatus, Halstead has just returned with his third solo album, Palindrome Hunches, which evokes Nick Drake and Bert Jansch with its plucked banjos, gentle piano and acoustic guitars. On this edition of World Cafe, Halstead performs tracks from Palindrome Hunches and discusses the new record with host David Dye.

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