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Crowded House Reunites On 'Dreamers Are Waiting'

Crowded House
Breanna Thomas
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Crowded House

Neil Finn was onstage with Fleetwood Mac when he was struck with the feeling of missing his own band, Crowded House. It had been over a decade since it last released an album, but that didn't stop Finn from pursuing a new project with bassist Nick Seymour and keyboardist Mitchell Froom.

In the past, Finn also played alongside his brother, Tim. This time, Finn enlisted his sons, Liam and Elroy, expanding Crowded House into a larger family affair.

The result is a new album called Dreamers Are Waiting.

In this episode, we talk to Neil Finn about the new record, playing with his sons and how Crowded House's biggest hits — "Something So Strong" and "Don't Dream It's Over" — came to resonate with its listeners.

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World Cafe senior producer Kimberly Junod has been a part of the World Cafe team since 2001, when she started as the show's first line producer. In 2011 Kimberly launched (and continues to helm) World Cafe's Sense of Place series that includes social media, broadcast and video elements to take listeners across the U.S. and abroad with an intimate look at local music scenes. She was thrilled to be part of the team that received the 2006 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for excellence in music programming. In the time she has spent at World Cafe, Kimberly has produced and edited thousands of interviews and recorded several hundred bands for the program, as well as supervised the show's production staff. She has also taught sound to young women (at Girl's Rock Philly) and adults (as an "Ask an Engineer" at WYNC's Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival).