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World Cafe Next

New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
The Australian singer and Tame Implala bassist goes out on his own for Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. Hear two songs.
The Detroit band makes hazy pop gems with sharp lyrics. Hear two songs.
The Philadelphian's forthcoming debut album shows off his soulful falsetto and subtle songwriting. Hear two songs.
As The Outdoor Type, songwriter Zack Buchanan draws on his love of fellow Australian bands like The Church and The Go-Betweens.
The R&B singer's sound has captivated Mayer Hawthorne, Lenny Kravitz and Drake. Hear two tracks from his new album, Jardín.
Want to see the 21-year-old Aussie sensation when she comes to the U.S. next month? Maybe next time — she's already sold out this tour. Hear two songs.
Bonet's soulful new EP, The Visitor, feels immediately comforting, but still mysterious. Hear two songs.
The former Water Liars member heads south for his new solo album, Constant Stranger. Hear two songs.
On World Cafe's recent trip to Sydney, Australia, we met a young artist who just keeps experimenting.
The Austin artist's inventive new EP, Never Understood, was produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Hear two songs.
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