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First Watch: Delicate Steve's "Butterfly"

In the new video for Delicate Steve's "Butterfly," spectacular visions swarm a New Jersey farm while his lush, stringy instrumental fills a sunny day.

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First Watch: Jonsi Live

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a video clip from our live concert webcast of Jonsi last fall. Bob says it's one of the few concert videos he's seen that was actually better than being there. See Jonsi, the frontman for Sigur Ros, and his spectacular, visionary performance.

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Basia Bulat

The sweetly engaging Canadian singer-songwriter sings highlights from her two albums at the NPR Music offices. And, as an added bonus, she trots out a surprise from Poland.

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Iron And Wine

For those who fell in love with Sam Beam's spare solo work, he plays his new full-band material as a solo performer here. Watch Beam show a fresh side of his new songs at the NPR Music offices, and top them off with his devastating 2004 gem "Naked As We Came."

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Ballake Sissoko And Vincent Segal

Most bands that perform a Tiny Desk Concert need to adjust their sound to accommodate the setting's limitations. Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal are an exception.

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First Watch: PJ Harvey's New Video

Watch a video premiere from one of rock music's most consistently fascinating characters, PJ Harvey. "The Words That Maketh Murder" is from Harvey's forthcoming eighth album, Let England Shake, out Feb. 15.

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David Wax Museum

Following a frenetic and enjoyable set at the Newport Folk Festival, David Wax Museum brings its infectious blend of American and Mexican folk music to the NPR Music offices. Watch the band perform with a Mexican jarocha guitar and percussive donkey jawbone.

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Gyptian, who'd already conquered radio from Kingston to French Guyana and London with his song "Hold You," won hearts at NPR Music's Washington, D.C., office within moments of walking in the door.

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Abigail Washburn

Washburn planned to study law at Beijing University, but her love of bluegrass landed her a record deal instead. Still, China remains in her heart: Her latest album, City of Refuge, mixes American bluegrass with Chinese folk music. Watch her play songs from the album at the NPR Music offices.

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Video Premiere: David Wax Museum

The joy and energy of Mexican folk music guides this American band. You can feel those uplifting rhythms in this debut video from the duo's soon-to-be-released album Everything Is Saved.

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Luisa Maita

Maita's music combines crisp staccato guitar licks, a subtle Brazilian pulse and vocals as soft as a late-afternoon ocean breeze. Yet without the electronic touches of her studio recordings, Maita glides, floats and sprinkles notes onto just the right places in this engaging Tiny Desk Concert.

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Belle And Sebastian's Holiday Spectacular

For the group's last show of the year, frontman Stuart Murdoch and the rest of Belle and Sebastian dig deep into their archives to share popular classics, fan favorites and a few festive surprises. Watch the show, recorded live from Glasgow.

Belle And Sebastian's Holiday Spectacular

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