World Cafe: Next http://kunc.org en World Cafe Next: Ásgeir http://kunc.org/post/world-cafe-next-sgeir Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of <em>World Cafe: Next</em>. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album <em>(In the Silence)</em> in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:00 +0000 49953 at http://kunc.org World Cafe Next: Ásgeir World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat! http://kunc.org/post/world-cafe-next-wildcat-wildcat The punchy L.A. indie-pop band Wildcat! Wildcat! is made up of three members who've been friends since middle school. They've released a couple of singles — including the latest, "Mr. Quiche" — and recently compiled them on a new EP. Hear a couple of the band's songs on this installment of <em>World Cafe: Next</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:32:00 +0000 49656 at http://kunc.org World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat! World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs http://kunc.org/post/world-cafe-next-royal-bangs Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is Royal Bangs, a band originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2001 and had their first album released by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney on his own Audio Eagle Records in 2008. He actually discovered the band on MySpace.<p>The band is fronted by Ryan Schaefer and their new album, <em>Brass</em>, was produced by Carney. It's scheduled to be released on September 17, but you can hear two tracks from it on the World Cafe: Next podcast. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:20:00 +0000 49425 at http://kunc.org World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs World Cafe Next: Caroline Rose http://kunc.org/post/world-cafe-next-caroline-rose Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose grew up in Vermont the daughter of two artists, so it was never a far stretch to imagine she would become a performer herself. What is a little surprising is the grit in this young woman's performance. Turns out her mother is from the South, and there were many trips and exposures to Southern culture along the way. She started writing songs in her early teens hasn't stopped since, and most of her debut full-length, <em>America Religious</em>, was conceived on the road. It's a tough-sounding record from an artist to watch. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:31:00 +0000 49129 at http://kunc.org World Cafe Next: Caroline Rose Next: Moreland And Arbuckle http://kunc.org/post/next-moreland-and-arbuckle This week's <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist is the Kansas band Moreland & Arbuckle, whose members play blues-drenched roots-rock. On their fifth album, <em>7 Cities</em>, they've adopted the loose theme of the explorer Coronado's search for the seven cities of gold — which, not so coincidentally, took the conquistador right into their home territory.<p>After meeting at an open-mic night, Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle discovered a mutual love of Mississippi Delta blues. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 David Dye 48530 at http://kunc.org Next: Moreland And Arbuckle