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Carla Morrison performs with her band at The High Line in NYC.

Watch Carla Morrison: Out Of The Past, Into The City

October 18, 2012 – The Mexican singer gives a special performance at The High Line, an elevated park in New York City.

Micachu and the Shapes perform for a Field Recordings video in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

Watch Micachu & The Shapes: Weeds In The Forest

September 19, 2012 – The Londoners complement the majesty of their surroundings with plainspoken charm and ragged beauty.

Cloud Cult performs outside during the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington state.

Watch Cloud Cult: A Moment Of Serenity KEXP

September 12, 2012 – Watch a beautiful rendition of "That Man Jumped Out the Window," performed above a gorge. KEXP

We Are Augustines perform for a Field Recording video

Watch We Are Augustines: Somewhere Over The Mountain KEXP

September 5, 2012 – The Brooklyn trio performs a stripped-down cover of Crooked Fingers' "New Drink for the Old Drunk." KEXP

The Avett Brothers Field Recordings video shoot

Watch The Avett Brothers: Hot Tea And Honey WXPN

August 22, 2012 – Situated on a tour bus in a New Jersey parking lot, Seth and Scott Avett perform "Live and Die." WXPN

Now, Now performs for a Field Recording video at Graffiti Park in Austin, Texas, during SXSW in 2012

Watch Now, Now At Graffiti Park

August 8, 2012 – The trio rocks a version of "But I Do" against the graffiti murals of Austin's Baylor Street.

Bleached performs "Electric Chair" for a Field Recording at the 12th Street Soular Food Garden in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2012.

Watch Bleached: Picnic Table Punk

July 25, 2012 – The Clavin sisters perform a stripped-down "Electric Chair" at a food-truck parking lot in Austin.

Deer Tick performs "Main Street" at the Sasquatch bathrooms.

Watch Deer Tick Among The Honey Buckets KEXP

July 18, 2012 – John McCauley serenades a crowd and a row of portable toilets in this performance of "Main Street." KEXP

Conductor Kent Tritle leads an impromptu choir in the world premiere of Philip Glass' "A New Rule" in New York's Times Square.

Watch A 'Flash Choir' Sings Philip Glass In Times Square WQXR

July 10, 2012 – Watch a "flash choir" come together in New York City to sing a world premiere by Philip Glass. WQXR

Reignwolf performs backstage at the Sasquatch Music Festival for an NPR Music Field Recording.

Watch Reignwolf: A One-Man Rock Show KEXP

June 29, 2012 – Jordan Cook, a.k.a. Reignwolf, makes enough noise playing "In the Dark" to match a dozen metalheads. KEXP

Metric performs a Field Recording backstage at Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on May 26, 2012.

Watch Metric In A Non-Synthetic Situation KEXP

June 20, 2012 – Metric performs a version of "Synthetica" pretty enough to challenge the setting sun behind it. KEXP

Of Monsters And Men perform a Field Recording backstage at Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Watch Of Monsters And Men Brings Out The Sun KEXP

June 13, 2012 – Watch the band perform "Mountain Sound" against the picturesque backdrop of the Gorge Amphitheater. KEXP

Sauti Sol performs for a Field Recording on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2012

Watch A Morning Walk With Sauti Sol

May 30, 2012 – The Afro-fusion quartet from Nairobi greets the Austin morning with a version of "Love or Leave."

Debo Band performs in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest.

Watch Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon

May 16, 2012 – Debo Band gives a rousing performance at Joe's Crab Shack in Austin during South by Southwest 2012.

Steve Coleman plays in the ruins of Fort Adams during the Newport Jazz Fest 2011.

Watch Steve Coleman And The Invention Of New Languages WBGO

April 27, 2012 – The saxophonist explains his unique dialect: equal parts music theory, esoterica and Charlie Parker. WBGO

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