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Neko Case

Watch a Halloween Tiny Desk Concert in which Case performs with Kelly Hogan and Eric Bachmann.

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San Fermin

The orchestral folk-pop band's little song-worlds burst with ambition, talent and extreme joy.

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Typhoon

The dozen members of this Portland, Ore. band crammed behind the Tiny Desk for a transcendent set.

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Daughter

Pretty and melancholy, the Londoners' music conjures a perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.

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Jazz Night In America Videos

Matt Ulery's Loom

The bassist composes beautiful, unpretentious music for an unusual jazz band with accordion.

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Okkervil River

The band performs three songs from a record inspired by the childhood of singer Will Sheff.

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Valerie June

Short of seeing her live and in person, this is the best way to encounter June's heartfelt sound.

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Superchunk

Watch the venerable band translate its electric sound to acoustic instruments in an intimate way.

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Lawrence Brownlee

The operatic tenor, acclaimed for his Rossini, circles back to his roots as a singer of spirituals.

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Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi

The Zimbabwean legend performs songs from the mournful but celebratory Sarawoga for NPR Music.