Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
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Sylvan Esso

Performed softly in the light of day, the duo's year-old material feels fresh and lovable when performed outside of a dark, loud club setting.

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Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky

The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.

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Punch Brothers

Before the wide-ranging band plays its four-song set, the audience sings "Happy Birthday" to mandolinist Chris Thile.

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Fantastic Negrito

The singer beat out nearly 7,000 other submissions to win NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert Contest. See why in this passionate three-song set.

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Aurelio

Accompanied by traditional Garifuna musicians and an electric guitar, Aurelio weaves together intricate layers of acoustic guitar to capture the polyrhythms of the African dispora.

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Phox

The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

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Dan Deacon

The Tiny Desk becomes a DJ booth for an office space dance party. See Deacon perform three songs from his new album for an assortment of joyfully writhing public media personnel.

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Zola Jesus

With her huge voice and an assist from talented trombonist Daniel Walter Eaton, Nika Roza Danilova offers up a curious combination in the NPR Music offices.

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Until The Ribbon Breaks

The band strips down its electronic sound with the aid of a spaghetti strainer and a paint bucket. Watch Until The Ribbon Breaks perform four songs from this year's A Lesson Unlearnt.

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Mucca Pazza

With 23 members, the performance-art marching band is the biggest ever to play the Tiny Desk, complete with horns, woodwinds, strings, percussion and several cheerleaders.

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John Reilly & Friends

Though he's best known as an actor, Reilly proves himself as a singer and guitarist while working alongside Tom Brosseau, Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark and others.

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Bobby Bare Jr.

The Nashville singer writes with acidic wit in lines worthy of his old mentor, Shel Silverstein.

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Rubblebucket

Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.

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Daniel Lanois

The producer presides over an all-instrumental, free-form trio with drummer Brian Blade and bassist Jim Wilson. Lanois never says a word, but he sculpts some serious, hypnotic sounds.