Studio Sessions


Live and Direct with Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids in the WYEP studios on March 17, 2015.  The band plays a few songs and talks about staying focused after so many years, keeping busy with side projects, and non-musical influences. Though some members have rotated through the band's lineup, the duo of Nathan Willett (vocals) and Matt Maust (bass) have been with the band for over 10 years.  Frontman Willett discusses the band's longevity, saying, "I think the first probably 5 years, we kind of spent figuring [it all] out...I think there's a normal, natural life to a band that's probably a few years, and so going beyond that is like...I guess you just sort of figure out how to make it work for you, but I don't know how it is for us would work for anyone else." Set list:Hot CoalsAll This Could Be YoursDrive DesperateFirst

WYEP Remembers Richie Havens

Folk Icon, Richie Havens passed away on April 22, 2013. We present this archived interview and performance recorded at the WYEP Studios on November 6, 1994. Former WYEP Music Director, Greg Meitus talks with Havens about his famous performance at Woodstock, writing and interpreting songs, and his 1994 album "Cuts to the Chase".He performs "Nobody Left to Crown", "The Times They Are a-Changin'" and "Tupelo Honey".  Photo Credit: Lisa Alexander/Calliope (2010)

Live & Direct with Langhorne Slim & The Law

Originally from Eastern Pennsylvania, Sean Scolnick known onstage as Langhorne Slim, performed in front of a live studio audience along with his road-tested band of rowdy players. Along with sharing his excellent and lively songs, Scolnick spoke of why he chose to name himself after his hometown (Langhorne, PA): "Well, I left when I was 18 for New York. And while, "Sean Scolnick" is a hip name, at the time, I was into early blues. Those guys would take the places that they were from and tack the name "slim" whether they were skinny and obsese, so I thought it would work no matter what. I started playing the open mics in New York and the name just kind of stuck." Check out the full interview and performance below 1. The Way We Move2. Bad Luck3. Salvation4. Past Lives

WYEP Studio Session: Wake Owl

Singer / Songwriter Colyn Cameron and fiddler Aiden Brant-Briscall of the band Wake Owl joined us for a WYEP Studio Session as part of our New Music March series.  The Vancouver, BC based band plays a haunting style of indie folk with a big Americana influence.  The guys talked candidly about their early musical influences, working the fields as agriculture students, and their love of basketball.  They played 3 songs from Wake Owl’s debut EP “Wild Country”.Set List: Wild CountryGoldMadness

WYEP Studio Session: They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants (TMBG) is an alternative band that formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.  Before playing a sold-out show in town, they stopped by our WYEP studios to perform a few songs and hang out with our midday host, Mike Sauter.Even after having over 20 years in the music industry, THMB have continued to create new and exciting material.  In a similar fashion to kick starter projects, TMBG was funded by and paid homage to their fans and supporters on Nanobots.  John Linnell commented on the fans part on Nanobots, “It kept the ball rolling for us, it was a kind of DYI crowd sourcing. It seemed to create goodwill.”Nanobots is one of TMBG’s most unique albums.  The short songs are meant to run together as an album.To hear more about Nanobots, and the quirky humor and writing style that fuels They Might Be Giants, give their Live and Direct session a listen.  

WYEP Studio Session: The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow in the WYEP Studios - originally broadcast on March 11, 2013. Members of the Brooklyn-based trio Lone Bellow, bring their southern roots and high lonesome harmonies to the big city. Their songs track the destinies of fellow world travels and family members past and present. Hear their take on the songs during an intimate WYEP studio session. Set List: - You Never Need Nobody- Two Sides of Lonely- Teach Me to Know

WYEP Studio Session: Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins performs in WYEP Studios on October 27, 2009.Songs Performed:1) The Way It Is2) Cry Cry Cry3) You Come To Me4) This Is For Love

WYEP Studio Session: New Invisible Joy

New Invisible Joy in the WYEP Studio on October 19, 2007. Songs Performed: 1) Lonely Days 2) Kontakt