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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7:00am

Thu April 5, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Kathleen Edwards: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 9:07 am

Doriane Raiman NPR

Kathleen Edwards isn't a flashy singer-songwriter, but her music sticks: Easygoing and accessible, her songs burrow in deep and then stay put. Edwards' new album, Voyageur, wears a lot of sonic flourishes well — it was co-produced by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who lends it a lot of his distinct shadings — but at its heart lies a sort of unshakable sturdiness.

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8:44am

Mon April 2, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

So Percussion: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:07 am

Emily Bogle NPR

As one of the most exciting and thought-provoking groups in the business, So Percussion's members (Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting) take composer, author and thinker John Cage as their guiding light.

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9:56am

Wed March 28, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

First Aid Kit: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:08 am

Mallory Benedict NPR

First Aid Kit is two young Swedish sisters — that's Klara Soderberg on the left and Johanna Soderberg on the right — who make utterly charming, folk-infused pop music that lulls and enchants, with an obvious nod to late-'60s and early-'70s bands like Crosby, Stills & Nash. Their voices intertwine in that way sibling singers' sometimes do, with disarmingly lovely results, but the music remains distinctly alluring and adventurous.

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11:41am

Sat March 24, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Kayhan Kalhor: Tiny Desk Concert

Doriane Raiman NPR

For Persians, the New Year comes not in the dead of winter, but right at the vernal equinox. As spring renews the earth, people celebrate this fresh beginning as Nowruz, a joyous 12-day festival to celebrate beauty and abundance. We were lucky enough to have a master musician and composer from Iran, Kayhan Kalhor, visit us in time to celebrate with his gorgeous and deeply moving music.

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6:00am

Mon March 12, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Real Estate: Tiny Desk Concert

Doriane Raiman NPR

Real Estate's music is a disarmingly delicate thing, crafted out of tenderly shimmering guitars and blurry images of a past that's both rose-colored and sepia-toned. But the songs are far from showy: Paced evenly and sung in a near-whisper, they could only be made by a band standing stock-still. Last year's album Days is a tiny wonder, meeting at the middle between beachy '60s pop and bittersweet '90s college radio, but it was made for the studio rather than the stage.

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