Dec. 8, 2017 | Bob Boilen -- Put your love of perfection outside the office door and come in for some office fun. This collaboration between Philadelphia's Kurt Vile and Melbourne's Courtney Barnett is more about newfound friends poking jabs, goofing around and having fun with words than reaching any new musical heights. Show More Summary
(PG-13: Language) Odd Future co-founder Tyler, The Creator graced NPR Music’s first ever nighttime Tiny Desk Concert. He and his band performed Boredom, See You Again and Glitter from his amazing new album Flower Boy.
“She smoked me whole and blows out Os. The sink had sunk, it overflows. The door is shut, my eyes are closed. I hear her moan, or what I suppose.” Archy Marshall aka King Krule stuns NPR Music with darkwave jazz tracks from his latest album, The OOZ.
'Tyler, The Creator's Tiny Desk performance was a first for many reasons. It was the Los Angeles rapper's first time performing at our offices, but moreover, it was the Tiny Desk's first nighttime performance, a special request from Tyler and his team in order to professionally light the "stage" themselves. Show More Summary
Watch three Flower Boy cuts performed underneath lovely lighting.
Tyler, The Creator stopped by NPR’s Los Angeles office to take part in their revered “Tiny Desk Concert” series, his first-ever appearance on the program. He played three track from this year’s album Flower Boy: “Boredom,” “See You Again” and “Glitter.” Watch his set below. Not only was it Tyler’s first appearance on the series, […]
He brought a special lighting setup for the first evening edition of “Tiny Desk”
Earlier this year, festival-circuit guitar-hero buddies Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile got together to release the loose, dazed, winning collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. And more recently, the two of them got together to play a loose, dazed, winning set as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert video series. The duo played acoustic, leaving behind…
Archy Marshall and his band were the latest guests on the NPR series.
Archy Marshall and his band dive into some deep cuts from The OOZ
He performs “I’m a Ghost” and songs from his new album The Hanged Man
Nov. 27, 2017 | Stephen Thompson --Phoebe Bridgers' songs come laden with sly, finely detailed observations about unsuccessful flirtations with hypnotherapy, unsettling conversations about Jeffrey Dahmer, and everything in between. Her...Show More Summary
Kevin Young discussed his book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News with Salon. Ted Leo played a Tiny Desk Concert. 29 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books...
Earlier this year, Ted Leo came back with The Hanged Man, his first album in seven years. Around the time the album came out, those Stereogum staffers who work in the New York office were lucky enough to hear Leo play a solo-acoustic set in the office lobby, and, by all accounts, it ruled. More…
He played three songs from his debut, Aromanticism
The L.A. musician’s live set is stunning.
The adventurous soul-music impressionist Moses Sumney released his excellent debut album Aromanticism a few months ago, and now he's the latest person to take part in NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts video series. For his installment, Sumney started out by singing a solo-piano version of "Doomed" and then by playing a drum pattern on his microphone…
He’s turning into a creepy uncle, but nothing can change the fact that Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins helped define alternative rock. He recently dropped by NPR Music’s office to perform Tonight, Tonight and two songs from his new solo album, Ogilala.
NPR Music introduces us to a talent we weren’t acquainted with before, but now that we’ve heard Benjamin Booker’s raspy, soulful voice, we want every single one of his songs. He’s joined by vocalist Saundra Williams, whose gospel sound is a perfect complement.
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan -- who just ditched the William Patrick Corgan moniker and went back to being just "Billy" -- is the latest participant in NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts video series. And while he taped his episode to promote Ogilala, his new Rick Rubin-produced solo album, he opened things up by digging…