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David Darling and the Wulu Bunun, Devendra Banhart, Nina Nastasia

Reinventing an old hymn with Just Cause; A great unknown mandolinist: Don Julin; Neo-psychedelia from Devendra Banhart; New York singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia; the beautifully eerie music of Jesse Sykes; Dream rock from the Secret Machines. Featured Artist: David Darling & the Wulu Bunun.

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David Darling and the Wulu Bunun, Devendra Banhart, Nina Nastasia

Ku-Isa Tama Laug

Cellist David Darling performs with Taiwain's Wulu Bunun. The people who live on this remote island sing unusual eight-part harmony modeled after the sounds of nature.

Going To Study War No More

This group of New York City musicians reinterprets traditional songs of justice and freedom, including "We Shall Overcome" and "John Henry."


Mandolinist Don Julin has recorded in a broad a range of styles and genres, from rock to gospel and jazz. This tune has been heard between news stories on All Things Considered.


Devendra Banhart has jokingly been called the "Man of La Mantra;" his songs have a magical, mystical quality. Listen to this spare and intimate tune from a new collection called Rejoicing in the Hands.


Touch and Go Records is reissuing this 2000 debut from Nina Nastasia -- a collection of emotional, atmospheric and often hypnotic songs.

You Are Not Gotten Here

Jesse Sykes joined with former Whiskeytown guitarist Phil Wandscher in 1999 to form the Sweet Hereafter. This is their second release -- a beautiful and heartbreaking album that's been called a soundtrack to loneliness.

Now Here Is Nowhere

On their debut release, The Secret Machines are part Led Zeppelin, part Flaming Lips with classic rock rhythms and an indie sensibility.