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Watch Blood Orange’s Tiny Desk Concert

Blood Orange, otherwise known as Dev Hynes, was the latest guest on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert video series. Hynes' set was richly collaborative, opening with…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 29, 2019

Watch Tyler the Creator’s Glowing Tiny Desk Performance

Tyler the Creator stopped by the NPR offices to perform a nighttime set for their Tiny Desk Concert series, a first for the program. At his request, NPR's…
Arielle Gordon / December 11, 2017

Watch Sampha’s Intimate NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Sampha recently stopped by NPR to play three songs from his new album Process for the Tiny Desk series. During the performance, Sampha alternates between electric keys and an acoustic…
Geena Kloeppel / March 21, 2017

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Jenny Lewis’ NPR Tiny Desk Set Showcases Her Songwriting Prowess

Last year, Jenny Lewis' On the Line was one of the best albums of the year. It was a big album with big goals and it paid off.
SPIN Staff / February 24, 2020

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine’s Tiny Desk Concert

Calexico and Iron & Wine are the latest guests at NPR Music's storied Tiny Desk. Joey Burns, John Convertino, and Sam Beam just released a new album…
Will Gottsegen / August 1, 2019

Watch American Football’s Suitably Emo Tiny Desk Concert

American Football brought their particular brand of Midwestern sadness to the East Coast as the latest performers in NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. The band did three songs—"Every Wave To…
Will Gottsegen / July 8, 2019

Two Jonny Greenwood Works Performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Two little-performed works by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood were performed by the New-York-based new music group Ensemble Signal as part of a new Tiny Desk concert for NPR. The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 20, 2019

Watch Laraaji’s Tiny Desk Concert

Ambient legend and new age pioneer Laraaji is the latest artist to participate in NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series. Over the course of a fifteen-minute performance,…
Will Gottsegen / May 2, 2019

Watch Zaytoven’s Tiny Desk Concert

If you had any doubt that Zaytoven is one of the greatest living hip hop producers, let this new Tiny Desk Concert clear that right up.
Will Gottsegen / February 28, 2019

Watch Cat Power’s Tiny Desk Concert

Cat Power stopped by NPR Music's Tiny Desk for a performance of two recent tracks and one old favorite. Starting things off with "Wanderer," from her…
Will Gottsegen / February 4, 2019

Watch Dirty Projectors’ Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music

NPR Music has released a new iteration of their Tiny Desk concert series this morning, with Dirty Projectors as featured performers. David Longstreth and his…
Will Gottsegen / December 4, 2018

Watch T.I.’s Tiny Desk Concert

T.I. is the latest guest of NPR's Tiny Desk concert series. On it, the rapper lightly narrates the story of his come-up across a short…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 27, 2018

Watch the Breeders’ Delightful Tiny Desk Concert

The Breeders stopped by the NPR office for an intimate Tiny Desk Concert and played a couple songs ("Metagoth" and "All Nerve") off their fantastic…
Maggie Serota / April 16, 2018

Watch Hurray for the Riff Raff’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Hurray for the Riff Raff stopped by NPR's office to play three tracks off their critically acclaimed 2017 album The Navigator. "Feels good to start the…
Monique Melendez / February 5, 2018

Watch St. Vincent Perform an Acoustic Set for Tiny Desk Concert

St. Vincent stopped by the NPR studios to film a Tiny Desk Concert recently, performing three songs from her October album MASSEDUCTION armed with only an acoustic…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 22, 2018

Watch Julien Baker Return to NPR for a Masterful Tiny Desk Concert

Julien Baker's sweet and sensitive voice graced the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series once more this week. Baker first appeared there in 2016, in support of…
Arielle Gordon / January 10, 2018

Watch the Weather Station’s Slow-Burning Tiny Desk Concert

There's an understated kinetic energy to the Weather Station's self-titled fourth album (one of Spin's favorites of 2017), as if the knottily conversational songs by frontwoman…
Andy Cush / January 8, 2018
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