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Tiny Desk Concerts

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Washington, DC

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NPR

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Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.

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English

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Episodes

Bomba Estereo

9/22/2017
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Bomba Estereo is not known as a hushed band. Member Simon Mejia said this Tiny Desk performance was the group's quietest, a stripped-down treatment that illustrates the inherent quality of the music.

Duration: 00:09:42


Ssingssing

9/21/2017
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It's safe to say this Korean, cross-dressing rock band looks and sounds like no one who's ever performed at the Tiny Desk.

Duration: 00:15:32


Snail Mail

9/15/2017
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Snail Mail's sleepy songs have a way of waking you up. Watch the band perform music from its quietly stunning Habit EP, plus a new song played solo by Lindsey Jordan.

Duration: 00:15:22


L.A. Salami

9/13/2017
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The story songs and poetry of Lookman Adekunle Salami, who writes and records as L.A. Salami, recall the brilliant and epic ramblings of Bob Dylan.

Duration: 00:20:22


Bleachers

9/12/2017
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Jack Antonoff re-arranged three songs from his band's latest album, Gone Now, for the Tiny Desk.

Duration: 00:15:27


Jidenna

9/5/2017
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The Nigerian-American MC and his band perform three reworked selections from Jidenna's impeccable debut album, The Chief.

Duration: 00:12:36


Jason Isbell

8/28/2017
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Jason Isbell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 30, 2017.

Duration: 00:20:37


DJ Premier & The Badder Band

8/21/2017
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One of hip-hop's most revered producers brings his songs to life behind the Tiny Desk, with the help of an x-piece band.

Duration: 00:24:47


ALA.NI

8/14/2017
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ALA.NI captures and conveys a reverent love of early-20th-century music, while injecting those sounds with charisma and charm well suited for any era.

Duration: 00:18:30


Maggie Rogers

8/7/2017
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The Maryland singer-songwriter and viral star performs three of her best-known songs, including a sweet solo take on her career-making "Alaska."

Duration: 00:14:45


Diet Cig

8/2/2017
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Diet Cig's songs crackle like Pop Rocks, but with a confrontational honesty and striking gravity — and on top of Bob Boilen's desk.

Duration: 00:10:03


Aldous Harding

7/28/2017
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Intensity in songs often expresses itself as volume – a loud guitar, a scream, a piercing synth line. But in the case of Aldous Harding it's in the spaces, the pauses, and her unique delivery.

Duration: 00:13:07


The Shins

7/26/2017
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James Mercer, the emotional and creative heart of The Shins, gives a moving performance at the Tiny Desk, with two new songs and a classic from the band's 2003 album Chutes Too Narrow.

Duration: 00:21:08


Albin Lee Meldau

7/21/2017
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Albin Lee Meldau possesses a thunderous, deeply affecting voice, which he uses to tell some utterly dark, but demonstrably cathartic, tales.

Duration: 00:13:09


Rare Essence

7/19/2017
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Rare Essence has been bringing go-go to the world since 1976 — the group brought that pedigree, and the genre's massive meld of funk, rhythm and blues and soul, to this raucous hometown Tiny Desk.

Duration: 00:16:16


Tuxedo

7/18/2017
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Tuxedo, the unlikely-on-paper funk-soul duo of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, brought a left-of-center sonic approach and a sharp sense of style to their Tiny Desk Concert.

Duration: 00:12:18


Fragile Rock

7/14/2017
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Fragile Rock is a band that relies on the boogie of The B-52s, the melancholy of The Smiths and the humor of Kermit the Frog. Oh, and they're all puppets.

Duration: 00:24:52


Ravi Coltrane Quartet

6/29/2017
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Artistic legacy, evolution and studied ease coalesced at this Tiny Desk Concert, with Coltrane offering four interpretations of his and others' works.

Duration: 00:26:17


Holly Macve

6/23/2017
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Backed by a suitably low-key band, Macve would sound subtly radiant just about anywhere, from your nearest country bar to the most dreamily lit stage in Twin Peaks.

Duration: 00:16:38


Tigers Jaw

6/19/2017
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The duo strips down to acoustic guitar and keyboard for a strikingly intimate set, illuminating their close harmonies that tangle like garlands.

Duration: 00:11:07

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