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

Thundercat performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 29, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR) Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Thundercat

Thundercat is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him, but he won't stay in there for long.

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Hanson

Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson just celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band. To celebrate, watch them perform three of their post-"MMMBop" career highlights.

Randy Newman performs a Tiny Desk Concert on August 2, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Randy Newman

Watch the six-time Grammy winner go solo behind the Tiny Desk.

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Landlady

Landlady's music is more than sonic exploration, it's an adventure. The songs can feel a bit drugged-out – a bit high and full of curiosity – but never overly intoxicated or out-of-touch.

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Paramore

Paramore captures the moment between rapture and its comedown. Watch the band rearrange songs from its sparkling pop album After Laughter.

Dawg Yawp performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 28, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Dawg Yawp

Welcome the world of Dawg Yawp, the musical concoction of Rob Keenan and Tyler Randall, where drones and toy pianos are likely to collide with heavy metal electronics and a well-placed melody.

Chronixx performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 10, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Chronixx

The Jamaican reggae star proudly carries the torch of his country's roots reggae legends.

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Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers

It's hard to think of an artist who's brought more joy to more people, across more generations — and in more ways — than Steve Martin.

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Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo is not known as a hushed band. Member Simon Mejia said this Tiny Desk performance was the group's quietest, a stripped-down treatment that illustrates the inherent quality of the music.

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SsingSsing

It's safe to say this Korean, cross-dressing rock band looks and sounds like no one who's ever performed at the Tiny Desk.

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Snail Mail

Snail Mail's sleepy songs have a way of waking you up. Watch the band perform music from its quietly stunning Habit EP, plus a new song played solo by Lindsey Jordan.

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L.A. Salami

The story songs and poetry of Lookman Adekunle Salami, who writes and records as L.A. Salami, recall the brilliant and epic ramblings of Bob Dylan.

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Bleachers

Jack Antonoff re-arranged three songs from his band's latest album, Gone Now, for the Tiny Desk.

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Frances Cone

The Brooklyn-based band crafts infectious pop music that builds dramatically before giving way to a quiet calm.

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Jidenna

The Nigerian-American MC and his band perform three reworked selections from Jidenna's impeccable debut album, The Chief.

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Jason Isbell

The Alabama singer-songwriter and his band perform three songs from The Nashville Sound, but their set includes a few surprises, too.

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DJ Premier & The Badder Band

One of hip-hop's most revered producers brings his songs to life behind the Tiny Desk, with the help of a four-piece band.

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ALA.NI

ALA.NI captures and conveys a reverent love of early-20th-century music, while injecting those sounds with charisma and charm well suited for any era.

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Maggie Rogers

The rising pop star performs three of her best-known songs, including a sweet solo take on her career-making "Alaska."

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Diet Cig

Diet Cig's songs crackle like Pop Rocks, but with a confrontational honesty and striking gravity — and on top of Bob Boilen's desk.

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Aldous Harding

Intensity in songs often expresses itself as volume – a loud guitar, a scream, a piercing synth line. But in the case of Aldous Harding it's in the spaces, the pauses, and her unique delivery.

James Mercer of The Shins performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 19, 2017. (Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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The Shins

James Mercer, the emotional and creative heart of The Shins, gives a moving performance at the Tiny Desk, with two new songs and a classic from the band's 2003 album Chutes Too Narrow.

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Albin Lee Meldau

Albin Lee Meldau possesses a thunderous, deeply affecting voice, which he uses to tell some utterly dark, but demonstrably cathartic, tales.