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Tiny Desk Concert with Zac Sokolow (left), Frank Fairfield and Tom Marion. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Frank Fairfield

A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and warm-toned banjo picking.

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Purity Ring, 'Bodyache' (Live)


Towing an apparatus that's both percussion instrument and light show, the duo performs "Bodyache" live in the studio.

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The Ting Tings, 'Do It Again' (Live)

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The English electro-pop duo induces a Boston crowd to dance to an upbeat track from Super Critical.

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First Watch: Mick Jenkins, 'P's & Q's'

Watch the hydration-obsessed Chicago rapper's new video for the Kaytranada-produced single from his upcoming EP, Wave[s].

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Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis

Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.

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First Watch: Chui Wan, 'The Sound Of Wilderness'

The Chinese psych band breathes in every sound to exhale a dazzling collage. The group members go through the minutiae of the everyday to reach enlightenment in a beautifully shot video.

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History Runs Through Daniel Bachman's Guitar

The acoustic guitarist's "Song For The Setting Sun II" boldly leaps around a sunlit room in Stratford Hall, home to four generations of Virginia's Lee family.

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Girlpool, 'Before The World Was Big'

Trust falls, Ferris wheels, and nostalgia define the new video for "Before The World Was Big" from lo-fi punk duo Girlpool.

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Young Fathers

The Scottish group's intense, electronics-driven, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the barest essentials in this set, which spans two songs and just four minutes.

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First Watch: Rone, 'Acid Reflux'

After eating mass-produced sushi, a man goes on a pulsing psychedelic trip full of benevolent ghosts, skyscraper Tetris and terrifying hallucinations.

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First Watch: Lucifer, 'Izrael'

After the breakup of The Oath, vocalist Johanna Sadonis returns with Lucifer. In the video for "Izrael," the hard-rock band drives a hearse and sports ritualistic metal masks.