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July 31, 2013 Watch the new video by a thrilling, charismatic teen garage-rock band with infectious energy.
The old NPR building at 635 Massachusetts Ave. NW in Washington, D.C., was torn down in stages. This photo shows what the building looked like in late June.
July 30, 2013 During the past couple of months, the old NPR building — home to the first 277 Tiny Desk Concerts — was slowly torn down, piece by piece. But with one swoop of a wrecking ball, the last remains tumbled dramatically to the earth Tuesday morning.
Pond's new album, Hobo Rocket, comes out August 6.
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July 28, 2013 At Pond's core lie the meandering psychedelic adventures of early bands like Can, whose roots can be traced directly to The Velvet Underground's minimalism and drone. But, at the same time, Pond wouldn't attract the mainstream attention it has without its unforgettably blistering pop jams.
Guards performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.
July 22, 2013 Guards' music captures the pop sound of the late '50s and early '60s, but with more power and polish. Hear three sturdy pop songs from the band's first album, In Guards We Trust, performed live at the NPR Music offices.
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John Paul White and Joy Williams are The Civil Wars
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July 22, 2013 The second single from The Civil Wars' self-titled album is a ballad that aches with resignation.
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July 17, 2013 The video for the folk-rock group's "Sigh A While" is a single-shot ode to human failure.
Alice Russell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 9, 2013.
July 15, 2013 There's nothing restrained about an Alice Russell performance: It's emotionally fiery from the start and just gets hotter and grittier — especially when she's singing "To Dust," the title track from her new album. Watch the British singer perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.
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Click to see an interactive map of Meriden, N.H., with stories from Okkervil River's Will Sheff about his childhood there.
July 15, 2013 Okkervil River's new album, The Silver Gymnasium, was inspired by lead singer Will Sheff's home town of Meriden, N.H. Hear a song from the album and explore an interactive map of the town with photos and stories from Sheff's childhood.
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July 10, 2013 In the new music video for John Vanderslice's Dagger Beach song "How The West Was Won" we are taken inside a trip of John Vanderslice's very own Tiny Telephone recording studio.
July 8, 2013 Back in the day, the only way to find out which bands were playing in your area was the local paper. Or maybe you called a club and simply asked. Things got a lot easier once we had websites to visit, but if you have a lot of venues that can be cumbersome. Now apps are changing the game.
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Skinny Lister performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
July 8, 2013 The rowdy English folk-punk band shows up at the NPR Music offices bearing lots of beer, some mysterious alcohol in an even-more-mysterious jug, and an assortment of instruments. Barely controlled mayhem ensues.
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July 8, 2013 The jangly, odd-ball single perfectly sums up reasons Franz Ferdinand made it into our hearts. Now it's got a new video, from the director who made the band's breakout clip, "Take Me Out."
Cheick Hamala Diabate performs a Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR Music offices.
July 6, 2013 Malian tradition lies at the heart and foot-stomping soul of Cheick Hamala Diabate and his band, but their melodies and undeniable rhythms cut across age and ethnicity. Their music often tells a story about Mali and its people as part of the sway and shake.
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July 3, 2013 The video for Whispertown's "Parallel" paints a picture of life as nothing more complicated than parallel lines: different lives and different aspects of life working in tandem even though they may never intersect.
Deafheaven's George Clarke at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC
July 1, 2013 Have you ever seen a performance by a musician so captivating it makes you a life-long fan? Bob Boilen shares his latest live revelation.
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