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

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The Suffers

Led by the irrepressible Kam Franklin, the 10-piece Houston soul band can barely fit all its horns, guitars, percussion and energy behind a single desk.

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Beauty Pill

In Beauty Pill's music, life whirs with plunderphonic glee and riffs are funky from the inside out. Watch the D.C. band adapt its deeply textured songs without removing anything vital.

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Paolo Angeli

The Sardinian guitarist has a whole toy shop aboard his instrument, from hammers and pedals to springs and a couple of cell-phone ringers.

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Oh Pep!

The band's clever, thoughtful, infectious, harmony-filled music fits in everywhere from Nashville to its hometown of Melbourne.

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Andra Day

Day was born to perform: She's able to channel the likes of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday in songs that feel candid and vulnerable, but not understated.

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Artists don't usually tell long, rambling stories for us. They don't usually name their tunes "Ku Klux Police Department." The trumpeter presents his jazz-hybridized "stretch music" in performance.

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Deqn Sue

The witty, powerful, heartfelt performer came so close to winning NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert Contest, we just had to see her play in person.

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Lianne La Havas

The singer is soulful yet playful, raw and vulnerable in a commanding kind of way. Watch La Havas perform three of her songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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The Internet

The L.A. band might just be the oddest thing to come from the hip-hop collective Odd Future, mostly because its members opt to make beautiful, textured, enveloping R&B.

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Joan Shelley

As technology rules the sound of the day, it's good to be reminded how powerfully a single voice can transmit deep emotion.

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Gina Chavez

The Austin singer-songwriter performs with intense openness, directness and warmth. Watch Chavez perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Watkins Family Hour

With help from Fiona Apple, two Nickel Creek alums gather a band to perform old and new material. Watch the Watkins Family Hour perform three charming, country-flavored songs at the NPR Music offices.

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Sam Lee

This former burlesque performer found his voice by finding and preserving old British, Irish and Scottish folk songs.

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Leon Bridges

There's purity in the 26-year-old singer's soulful voice that's unadorned, untouched and unaffected by 21st-century pop. He's easy to love and tough to resist.

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Happyness

If you're a fan of dark, incredibly dry, wry humor, you've just found Happyness. Watch the London trio perform three songs that enchant and lull, even as they jar you with their quirkiness.