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Miguel performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

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December 31, 2012 – Performing at the NPR Music offices, Miguel strips his highly produced hits down to their bones.

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The Polyphonic Spree performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

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December 21, 2012 – The sprawling group, 17 strong, squeezes behind Bob Boilen's desk for a special holiday performance.

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Alt-J Tiny Desk Performance NPR 2012

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December 17, 2012 – The Mercury Prize-winning band plays angular, poetic, inventive music that takes unexpected turns.

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Lyle Lovett performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 13, 2012.

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December 10, 2012 – Lovett gives a loose, engaging performance that feels like both an introduction and a victory lap.

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Daniel Bachman performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 16, 2012.

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December 9, 2012 – Once the acoustic guitarist zeroes in on the center of a song, it's easy to get lost in it yourself.

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Anais Mitchell performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 23, 2012.

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December 6, 2012 – The singer-songwriter performs three of Young Man in America's most bracingly beautiful songs.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tiny Desk Concert

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December 3, 2012 – The Seattle duo literally shakes the dust off the ceiling tiles at the NPR Music offices.

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Taken by Trees performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 12, 2012.

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November 29, 2012 – Victoria Bergsman's songs seem to come from a place somewhere between a dream state and waking life.

Martha Wainwright performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 15, 2012.

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November 26, 2012 – Wainwright roughs up life's smooth spots, then digs her fingertips into the cracks that form.

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Benjamin Gibbard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Nov. 8, 2012.

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November 19, 2012 – For Tiny Desk Concert No. 250, the Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service singer performs solo.

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Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca play a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 3.

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November 12, 2012 – The conjunto icon spins magic, and stays true to tradition, with his trademark button accordion.

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Jason Lytle performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 28.

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November 5, 2012 – The longtime frontman for Grandaddy goes it alone with acoustic solo songs from his latest record.

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Passion Pit performs on Tiny Desk on Oct. 15.

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October 29, 2012 – Michael Angelakos makes electro-pop with monster hooks. But his songs are sturdy, versatile things.

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Lord Huron performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 10, 2012.

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October 25, 2012 – The band's rich harmonies are welcoming, its lyrics relatable and its live performances thrilling.

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Robert Cray performs a Tiny Desk Concert

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October 22, 2012 – Like any great blues singer, Cray makes heartache and dysfunction sound engaging and relatable.

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