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NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts

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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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  • As technology rules the sound of the day, it's good to be reminded how powerfully a single voice can transmit deep emotion.
  • If you're a fan of dark, incredibly dry, wry humor, you've just found Happyness. Watch the London trio perform three songs that enchant and lull, even as they jar you with their quirkiness.
  • Mitski's music is dark and even scary, but glimmers of beauty peek through. Watch the singer perform three of her songs in the NPR Music offices.
  • There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song. Here, she performs a few of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2015.
  • Inspired by rockabilly, fast country and frequent travel, the singer plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and performed with contagious enthusiasm.
  • The trio blows up its sound for the Tiny Desk by adding off-duty, civilian horn players from the United States Marine Band.
  • Before closing with the go-your-own-way anthem "Follow Your Arrow," the country singer showcases four songs from her terrific second album, Pageant Material.
  • The Philly rock band's big-hearted and decibel-shattering songs are stripped down to a few guitars and a MiniKorg in a set that will leave a lump in your throat.
  • Mackenzie Scott's quiet early music gave hints that she could get loud. But it's still hard to fully prepare for the ferocity of her new work, which channels PJ Harvey and Patti Smith.
  • Performing three songs from Before We Forgot How To Dream, Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson makes the most of a single voice and an acoustic guitar.