Juana Molina performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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Juana Molina

Molina sounds as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own.

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Hozier

Andrew Hozier-Byrne wraps his rich, vital, soulful voice around songs rooted in the blues.

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Yasmine Hamdan

The Lebanese singer-songwriter is one of the most groundbreaking musicians in the Middle East.

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Ages And Ages

The band makes the kind of music that can at least briefly restore your faith in humanity.

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Iestyn Davies

See the countertenor and lutenist Thomas Dunford perform John Dowland's melancholy songs.

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Chvrches

The Scottish synth-pop band turns up with a small arsenal of synthesizers to perform three songs.

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Timber Timbre

See the swamp-folk band play a characteristically eerie and mysterious set in the NPR Music offices.

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Public Service Broadcasting

The duo's sample-laden instrumental music is entertainment as education for the head and feet alike.

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Cian Nugent

The Dublin guitarist runs through a ragtime jaunt, a basement-bar choogle and a sad-sack closer.

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Johnnyswim

Impossibly telegenic and charming, the band mixes booming intensity with polish and sparkle.