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

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Shamir

The singer's disco-infused funk and soul gets stripped down to a lone voice with a guitar, surrounded by an admiring throng of NPR staffers, interns and friends.

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Paul Weller

The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.

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Kate Tempest

A celebrated English playwright and rapper connects with her audiences through storytelling and poetry.

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Songhoy Blues

See a Malian band that fuses African music with Western rock. Their album Music in Exile was co-produced by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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Girlpool

Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad perform three of the simple, direct, charmingly stripped-down songs from their new album, Before The World Was Big.

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Christopher Paul Stelling

Best witnessed live, Stelling's music is steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.

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And The Kids

The fun, colorful trio plays music that's full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.

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Oddisee

The charismatic Brooklyn-via-D.C.-area rapper creates just the right amount of space in his music. Here, he performs three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Hop Along

Frances Quinlan's voice whispers with a rasp that feels small one moment, then lets loose a gut-punching howl the next. But at the Tiny Desk, it's all about Hop Along's urgent arrangements.

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Strand Of Oaks

Timothy Showalter's music is filled with bite and sometimes regret, but also a good deal of warmth. Here, he plays three songs from HEAL, performed with just his voice and a guitar.

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The Prettiots

The three women in The Prettiots share their love of everything from Law & Order to old-school girl groups like the Shangri-Las.

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Anna & Elizabeth

The duo performs spare folk music with simply instrumentation and visual aids. If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, breathe deep and soak it all in.

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Genevieve

See a singer with a powerful voice and extremely encouraging message — words to be not just sung but shouted from the rooftops.

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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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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.