NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts

Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered features your favorite musicians performing at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music office. This is the AUDIO only archive.

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6:03am

Sat May 31, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Juana Molina: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 7:47 am

Juana Molina performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014.
Jim Tuttle NPR

No one else makes music that sounds like this. Juana Molina takes familiar elements — guitars, drums, keyboards, voice — and manipulates them into bewildering, attractive, polished jewels. Her songs don't fall into beat patterns we're used to, but we can dance to them. The guitar doesn't make sounds you'd expect, but we can relate to them. It's as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own.

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12:28pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Hozier: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 2:09 pm

Hozier performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Alex Schelldorf/NPR NPR

Andrew Hozier-Byrne's voice is so rich, so vital and so soulful, I'm certain I'll follow his music for a long time to come. The 24-year-old Irishman, who performs under the name Hozier, opens this set with the brilliant and instantly grabby song "Take Me to Church," about passion, sex and religion.

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12:09pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Ages And Ages: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 7:56 am

Ages and Ages performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on April 3, 2014.
Meg Vogel Meg Vogel/NPR

Everyone knows there are five immutable truths in life. No. 1 is "Nothing's ever easy." No. 2 is "Nobody does the right thing." No. 3 is, well, you get the idea.

The Portland, Ore., band Ages and Ages will likely make you rethink these immutable truths — particularly the whole idea about doing the right thing in life. Pay close attention to the second song the group performs in this uplifting Tiny Desk Concert, and you'll see what I mean.

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6:03am

Sat May 17, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Iestyn Davies: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 9:05 am

Iestyn Davies performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
NPR

The Bee Gees did it. So do Smokey Robinson, Prince and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. They all sing in the high register usually associated with female singers.

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