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Usman Riaz performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Usman Riaz: Tiny Desk Concert

April 19, 2014 – A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as percussion — with surprisingly shimmering results.


The pulsating imagery for Lakker's "Thermohaline" video.

Watch First Watch: Lakker, 'Thermohaline'

April 18, 2014 – The Irish electronic duo's video for the song "Thermohaline" is haunting and hypnotic.

Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd of Black Jungle Squad.

Watch Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence'

April 17, 2014 – "We just want to make the music the focal point and make that as great as we can make it."

Eternal Summers, "A Burial"

Watch Eternal Summers, 'A Burial'

April 17, 2014 – Eternal Summers make vibrant music, but as this video for "A Burial" unfolds, a darker side emerges.

Warpaint in the KCRW studios.

Watch KCRW Presents: Warpaint KCRW

April 17, 2014 – After spending time in the desert to record new material, the quartet is back in the KCRW studios. KCRW

Merchandise performing "Become What You Are" for a NPR Field Recording.

Watch Merchandise Sprawls Out In The Sunlight

April 17, 2014 – Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform "Become What You Are" in this Field Recording.

Rodrigo y Gabriela in a scene from their new video for the song "The Russian Messenger."

Watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

April 16, 2014 – The duo's latest video is a no-frills performance showcasing their phenomenal guitar work.

Courtney Barnett performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert

April 14, 2014 – Barnett tells stories like your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet.


Curtis Harding in a scene from his video for the song "Keep On Shining."

Watch Curtis Harding, 'Keep On Shining'

April 14, 2014 – The Atlanta soul singer becomes a grooving marionette in his surreal but infectious new video.

Neil Finn performs live in the KEXP studios.

Watch KEXP Presents: Neil Finn KEXP

April 14, 2014 – The Crowded House and Split Enz veteran performs "Driving Me Mad," from his new album Dizzy Heights. KEXP

Sylvan Esso on Bandwidth.

Watch Sylvan Esso, 'Coffee' (Live) bandwidth

April 13, 2014 – Watch Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn perform "Coffee" for WAMU's Bandwidth. bandwidth

Tom Brosseau performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert

April 12, 2014 – The North Dakota singer-songwriter possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today.


Rob Gullatte during an interview with Microphone Check in Austin, Texas.

Watch Rob Gullatte: 'I Just Can't Seem To Get These Raps Out My Head'

April 11, 2014 – "I got a job," says the Houstonian. "I like my job, it's cool. But I'm sitting there writing raps."

Scene from TRUST video "Capitol."

Watch TRUST, 'Capitol'

April 10, 2014 – Watch "Capitol" by Robert Alfons, aka Canadian synth-pop band TRUST, from the album Joyland.

Ana Tijoux performs live in the KCRW studios.

Watch KCRW Presents: Ana Tijoux

April 10, 2014 – Watch the French-born Chilean musician perform the title track from her new album, Vengo.

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