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  • Phoebe Bridgers @ Brooklyn Steel | Pitchfork Live

    45:26

    Phoebe Bridgers performed live November 7th at Brooklyn Steel for Pitchfork Live

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  • boygenius: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    12:19

    Nov. 16, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- The group is new, but all of the members of boygenius — Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers — are Tiny Desk Concert alumae. In fact, Julien has been behind my desk twice before. So when the usual nerve-racking session was over and I shouted out, So, is it any easier the second or third time? I had to laugh when I got a resounding No! from all of them. The notion of playing in broad daylight, in an office, without having your voice coming out of a PA and with an audience close enough to touch is not only intensely intimate but also intimidating. That's not only true to these three, newly collaborating, under-25-year-olds. It was also true of, say, Ralph Stanley (who was older than their ages combined) when he sang a cappella behind my desk.

    But what came through as these three heartfelt singers performed was the strength of their songs. My first attraction to each of them as artists was the songwriting. In fact, the title track to Julien Baker's first album, Sprained Ankle, is what got me to a show of hers early in 2016, which introduced me to the opening act, Lucy Dacus. (You can hear them tell their tale on an upcoming All Songs Considered.) Boygenius only has six total tunes, all from their just-released, self-titled EP, and here they perform half of that catalog. What you get at the Tiny Desk is a frailer version of these more fleshed-out songs from a band that is likely quite temporary.

    For their closing tune at the Tiny Desk, Ketchum, ID, Julien, Phoebe and Lucy each take a verse. Lucy's verse ends the song with the line, Let's dissolve the band, move to Idaho. And the chorus to the song, in stunning harmony, echoes the mileage of the lifestyle, how they live and how they met: I am never anywhere / Anywhere I go / When I'm home I'm never there / Long enough to know.

    This trio is a special gift to us all in 2018.

    Set List
    Souvenir
    Me & My Dog
    Ketchum, ID
    Credits
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Kaylee Domzalski, Beck Harlan; Editor: Kaylee Domzalski; Production Assistant: Brie Martin; Photo: Cameron Pollack/NPR

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  • Death Cab For Cutie: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    18:16

    Death Cab For Cutie came as a trio: Ben Gibbard sang, Nick Harmer played bass, and we wheeled in our piano for Zac Rae. This intimate set included two new songs — including Black Sun, the first single from their new album Kintsugi.

    The album title refers to the Japanese art of reassembling broken pottery and making the breakage part of the newly formed pot. Death Cab For Cutie, a groundbreaking band formed in 1997, has gone through its own rebuilding of sorts. Chris Walla, a founding member of the band, has left, after contributing music to Kintsugi, but that's his farewell offering.

    Death Cab For Cutie is still strongly defined by Gibbard's words, and that couldn't be more evident in this beautifully stark performance, which also includes No Room In Frame from Kintsugi, as well as two stripped-down favorites from the past. One, Your Heart Is An Empty Room, is from Plans, while a beautiful love song from Transatlanticism, Passenger Seat, moistened more than a few eyes in the crowd.

    Set List
    Black Sun 0:07
    No Room In Frame 5:13
    Your Heart Is An Empty Room 9:23
    Passenger Seat 14:00

    Credits
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Maggie Starbard; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Maggie Starbard, Carlos Waters; Assistant Producer: Emily Jan; photo by Emily Jan/NPR

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Motion Sickness

    3:58

    Motion Sickness from Stranger In The Alps out Sep 22 on Dead Oceans. Pre-Order Now

    Directed and Edited by: Justin Mitchell
    Produced by: Rich Bond and Davis Powers for Striped Blazer Productions
    Director of Photography: Michael Lockridge
    Assistant Camera: Noah Ramos
    Key Grip: Dyron Pacheco
    Hair and Makeup: Atlas Ferrera
    Styling: Jenny Reyes

    #PhoebeBridgers #MotionSickness #Vevo

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  • Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen

    4:28

    “Seventeen” off Sharon Van Etten’s new album “Remind Me Tomorrow” on Jagjaguwar Records

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    Director: Maureen Towey
    Producer: Miranda Kahn
    Executive Producers: Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Zeke Hutchins, Kraegan Graves
    Starring: Sharon Van Etten, Rachel Trachtenburg
    Director of Photography: Frances Chen, Charlotte Hornsby
    1st Assistant Director: Laura Klein
    1st Assistant Camera: Marcus Odom
    2nd Assistant Camera: Mike Gialloreto
    Gaffer: Jesse Ruutilla
    Key Grip: Lloyd Hembrador
    Swing: Eren Gedikoglu
    Stylist: Dianna Lunt
    Hair/Makeup: Shannon Rae Mulligan
    Sound Consultant: Dave Rosenberg
    Caterer: Titus Mitchell
    Production Assistants: Rich Rogers, George Beno, Julia Lesser
    Editor: Livio Sanchez, Cutters Studios
    Colorist: Rob Sciarratta, SIM Studios

    Special Thanks: Jagjaguwar, Mick Management, John Kopec, Baby's All Right, Mike Boyne, Du-All Camera, Below the Line, NJ Parks Department, Kodak, Lightbulb Grip & Electric

  • The National: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    18:18

    The first thing you might notice about this video is the change in surroundings: NPR recently moved to a new building, and though we worked to make the Tiny Desk as visually similar as possible to the old space — a process we recently documented with the help of OK Go — the ceilings are higher, the square footage more generous and the surfaces lavishly unsullied. The visuals will surely evolve in the months and years to come, as more tchotchkes and coffee stains accumulate on, around and behind Bob Boilen's desk.

    In the days leading up to this hotly anticipated performance by The National — recorded at the obscenely early time (for touring bands anyway) of 10:30 in the morning — we'd gotten word that the group would strip its sound way down for the occasion, sticking to two acoustic guitars and a bit of hand percussion. What we got instead was a fully fleshed-out septet, complete with horns and piano; the band showed up at 9:30 to rehearse and sound-check.

    Though singer Matt Berninger had barely rested his voice from a show in the area the night before, The National dutifully performed gorgeous acoustic renditions of four tracks from its fine new album, Trouble Will Find Me. Its members even treated the hundreds of worshipful gawkers to Building 2.0's first-ever Tiny Desk encore, in response to a roar of applause that could be heard in the far reaches of the newsroom downstairs. Here's to many more.
    --STEPHEN THOMPSON

    Set List
    This Is The Last Time
    I Need My Girl
    Pink Rabbits
    Sea Of Love

    Credits
    Producer: Bob Boilen; Editor: Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Kainaz Amaria, Parker Blohm, Denise DeBelius,Gabriella Garcia-Pardo; photo by Hayley Bartels/NPR

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  • Julien Baker - Appointments

    4:35

    From the new album 'Turn Out the Lights' available now:






    Director: Sophia Peer
    Director of Photography: Adam Uhl
    Assistant Director: Morgan Jon Fox

    2nd Assistant Director: Ryan Azada
    Art Director: Dustin Brantley
    Choreographer: Christina McKinney

    Steadicam Operator: Megan Masur
    Assistant Camera: Breezy Lucia
    Gaffer: Ted Goble
    Grip: Robert Rowen

    Editor: Matt Posey
    Colorist: Robert Wagnerman | Haym Pictures

    Executive Producer: Chad Ostrom
    Production Company: Penelope Studios
    Producer: Rachael Morrison
    Production Assistants: Kyungchan Min and Alex Panaro

    Dancers: Rachael Arnwine, Stephanie Mei Hom, Christina McKinney, Jill Guyton Nee and Ashley Volner
    Starring: Doug Ammons, Justin Birmann, Wally Ford, Matt Gilliam, Rita Hutchings, Happi Johnson, Brian Wicker and Tori Williams

    Special Thanks: Fred & Debra Gilliam and Heather Brown

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  • Beach House Full Set | Live at Kings Theatre | Pitchfork

    1:29:28

    Beach House performed live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on August 23rd, 2018.

    SET LIST:

    0:25 Levitation
    6:06 Wild
    10:49 Dark Spring
    14:20 The Traveller
    18:31 L'Inconnue
    23:16 Lazuli
    28:05 Drunk in LA
    32:10 Myth
    36:29 Elegy to the Void
    42:54 Woo
    47:19 Space Song
    53:32 Wishes
    58:15 Girl of the Year
    1:02:13 Sparks
    1:07:39 Lemon Glow
    1:12:17 Home Again
    1:16:50 Walk in the Park
    1:22:19 Dive

  • Phoebe Bridgers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    12:31

    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 phrasing is impeccable — warm, cool, conversational, gently slurred — but her songs also swim in the self-aware obsessions and messy meanderings of an unquiet mind.

    Joined by Ethan Gruska and Rob Moose, Bridgers popped up at the Tiny Desk a couple weeks after the release of her full-length debut, Stranger In The Alps. Together, they celebrated the occasion with languid renditions of three of the album's best songs: the sad and seductive Demi Moore, a drastically muted Motion Sickness and a piano-driven take on Bridgers' first-ever single, Killer.

    Set List

    Demi Moore

    Motion Sickness

    Killer

    MUSICIANS

    Phoebe Bridgers (vocals and guitar); Ethan Gruska (piano); Rob Moose (violin)

    CREDITS

    Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri, Alyse Young; Editor: Bronson Arcuri; Production Assistant: Niki Walker; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

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  • Julien Baker on Audiotree Live

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    Download & stream Julien Baker on Audiotree Live --

    Julien Baker is a lyrically complex singer-songwriter whose solo career exploded upon the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, “Sprained Ankle.” She has been touring and performing in bands from a very young age, but her past musical contributions lie mostly in punk and rock. As a solo artist, she crafts emotionally-wrenching tunes that frankly describe death, loss, and faith through poignant autobiographical illustration. In person, Baker’s goofy, fun-loving sense of humor seems in complete opposition to the character represented on the cover of “Sprained Ankle.” This polarity is paramount to Julien Baker’s appeal; she writes the music she does for catharsis and then opens herself up to life. She is a well-read and equally well-spoken person whose has a vested interest in Canon literature. This knowledge isn’t a prerequisite for storytelling, but it clearly informs Baker’s lyrical approach. The stories in her songs are short and clearly told. Her record references drug use, a near-fatal car wreck, anxiety, and struggling with her faith, and Baker’s simple, powerful approach lays these intense issues out in a way that makes them universal truths we all feel with her. On stage Baker is a performance powerhouse; she commands attention from the first reverb-soaked strum, and holds it until her thought is finished and all delay has rung out. Baker is the kind of performer you have to see live to truly understand.

    Tracklist
    1. Sprained Ankle
    2. Rejoice
    3. Something
    4. Go Home

    Recorded on January 16, 2016, in Chicago, IL.

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  • Phoebe Bridgers: Tiny Desk Concert

    14:34

    The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

    For her Tiny Desk (home) concert, Phoebe Bridgers chose the White House. OK, maybe it's a green screen, but she and her team created a sweet mock-up of the Oval Office, with Phoebe performing behind a very special desk. It's a far cry from the hotel bed in Austin we first filmed Phoebe on back in 2017, but her ambitions and talent run high. She played the Tiny Desk later that year and returned with newfound bandmates, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, as boygenius one year later. But there was more to come when she surprised us all for a magical collaboration with her musical hero Conor Oberst as Better Oblivion Community Center just six months later.

    Phoebe and bandmates Marshall Vore on drums and Harrison Whitford on guitar perform three songs from her brilliant new album, Punisher. They open with Kyoto, a story song based on her first trip to Japan, followed with a sweet version of Moon Song and the sad details of loving someone who doesn't love themself. And then comes the kicker, as Phoebe introduces herself with the words I hope everybody's enjoying their apocalypse, as the band kicks into her surreal doomsday tune I Know the End. And what an end it is: The trio expands to an ensemble and a crowd-sourced chorus of fans — recording from bedrooms, cars, backyards and trampolines — lets out the kind of cathartic scream that has come to define 2020 for so many of us.

    Phoebe for President, 2020.

    SET LIST
    Kyoto
    Moon Song
    I Know The End

    MUSICIANS
    Phoebe Bridgers: vocals, guitar; Marshall Vore: drums, vocals; Harrison Whitford: guitar; Emily Retsas: bass; Nick White: keyboard; Odessa Jorgensen: violin

    CREDITS
    Video by: Lucas Belkind, Dalton Gaudin, Jason Lester, Powell Robinson; Audio by: Joseph Lorge; Producer: Bob Boilen; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

  • Aurora - Full Performance

    29:56

    presents Aurora performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded February 14, 2019.

    Songs:
    Through The Eyes Of A Child
    Animal
    All Is Soft Inside
    It Happened Quiet

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Kevin Suggs & Paul Inge Vikingstad
    Cameras: Alaia D'Alessandro, Kendall Rock & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Justin Wilmore


  • Phoebe Bridgers - I Know the End

    5:47

    “I Know the End” by Phoebe Bridgers, out now on Dead Oceans.
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    Video Credits:
    Director: Alissa Torvinen
    Executive Producer/Producer: Dilly Gent
    Production company: Son&Heir
    Producer: Barret Hacia
    Production Manager: Sean Blau
    Director of Photography: Casey Stolberg
    Steadicam: Chris Loh 
    Gaffer: Quinn Brudos-Sommers
    Key Grip: Hiram Borges
    1st AD: Peter Etherington
    Production Designer: Britt Keller
    HMU: Jenna Nelson
    Costumer: Dagmarette Yen
    2nd AD: Sherry Shi
    Editor: Niles Howard
    Color: Bryan Smaller / Company 3
    VFX: Ryan Game 
    1st AC: Connor Lambert
    2nd AC: Will Hecht
    Set Lighting Tech: Andrew Kendall
    Live Lighting Design: Nick “Spike” Inglis
    Best Boy Electric: Ben Perez
    Best Boy Grip: Michael Rosner-Hyman
    Grip Ashley: Petrie
    Production Designer: Britt Keller
    Art Assistant: Chelsea Alexander 
    Studio Teacher: Chelsea Northrop
    Truck PA: Akeem Glenn
    PA: Matt Keibler
    PA: Mark Kaercher
    PA: Drake Escrofani
    PA: Alex Rodriguez

    Band: Phoebe Bridgers
    Band: Marshall Vore
    Band: Harry Whitford
    Band: Odessa Jorgensen
    Band: Nick White
    Band: Jackson Bridgers
    Band: Christian Lee Hutson

    Woman: Lily Hayes
    Apple Kid: Clementine Huston
    BG: Adam Sputh
    BG: Zoe Donahoe
    BG: Emily Bannon 
    BG: Devin Fance
    BG: John Hein
    BG: Jeremy Mao
    BG: Garcia Segura
    BG: Grace Garner
    BG: Lulu Clark
    BG: Ruby Henley

    Filmed at LA Memorial Coliseum.

    Lyrics:
    Somewhere in Germany but I can’t place it
    Man I hate this part of Texas
    Close my eyes, fantasize
    Three clicks and I’m home

    When I get back I’ll lay around
    Then I’ll get up and lay back down
    Romanticize a quiet life
    There’s no place like my room

    But you had to go
    I know, I know, I know
    Like a wave that crashed and melted on the shore
    Not even the burnouts are out here anymore
    And you had to go
    I know, I know, I know

    Out in the park we watch the sunset
    Talking on a rusty swing set
    After a while you went quiet 
    And I got mean

    I’m always pushing you away from me
    But you come back with gravity
    And when I call you come home
    A bird in your teeth

    So I gotta go
    I know, I know, I know
    When the sirens sound you’ll hide under the floor
    But I’m not gonna go down in my hometown in a tornado
    I’m gonna chase it
    I know, I know, I know
    I gotta go now
    I know, I know, I know

    Driving out into the sun
    Let the ultraviolet cover me up
    Went looking for a creation myth
    Ended up with a pair of cracked lips
    Windows down scream along
    To some America First rap country song
    A slaughterhouse, an outlet mall
    Slot machines, fear of God
    Windows down, heater on
    Big bolt of lighting hanging low
    Over the coast everyone’s convinced
    It’s a government drone or an alien spaceship
    Either way we’re not alone
    I’ll find a new place to be from 
    A haunted house with a picket fence
    To float around and ghost my friends
    I’m not afraid to disappear
    The billboard said The End Is Near
    I turned around there was nothing there
    Yeah, I guess the end is here

    The end is here

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    #phoebebridgers #punisher #deadoceans

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Smoke Signals

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  • Big Thief: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    9:24

    August 29, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • The power of Big Thief lies in the stunning voice of Adrianne Lenker — as well as the band's intense rhythms, the guitar playing of Buck Meek and, right, the lyrics. Come to think of it, everything this band does serves the muscular warmth of these brilliant songs, which are not only memorable, but meaningful.

    Masterpiece is the first song in this Tiny Desk Concert, as well as Big Thief's best-known tune. It's a song of mortality and walking through life with your friends by your side. In fact, all three of these songs, all from the group's 2016 debut, are about passion, friendship, reflection, life and loved ones — it's music profound and beautiful enough to even work well in a brightly lit office in the middle of the day.

    Masterpiece is available now:
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    Set List:
    Masterpiece
    Paul
    Lorraine

    Credits:
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Claire Hannah Collins; Production Assistant: Sophie Kemp; Photo: Ruby Wallau/NPR.

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  • Julien Baker - Full Performance

    44:01

    presents Julien Baker performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded May 23, 2018.

    Songs:
    Turn Out The Lights
    Appointments
    Sour Breath
    Hurt Less

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Scott Holpainen


  • Phoebe Bridgers x Arlo Parks - Fake Plastic Trees - Radio 1 Piano Session

    4:37

    Phoebe Bridgers x Arlo Parks perform a stripped back Radio 1 Piano Sessions version of 'Fake Plastic Trees' by Radiohead for Phil Taggart's Chillest Show

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto

    3:04

    “Kyoto,” the new song by Phoebe Bridgers from ‘Punisher’ out June 19 on Dead Oceans.
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    Lyrics:
    Day off in Kyoto, got bored at the temple
    Looked around at the 7-11
    The band took the speed train, went to the arcade
    I wanted to go but I didn’t
    You called me from a payphone, they still got pay phones
    It cost a dollar a minute
    To tell me you’re getting sober and you wrote me a letter
    But I don’t have to read it

    I’m gonna kill you
    If you don’t beat me to it
    Dreaming through Tokyo skies
    I wanted to see the world
    Then I flew over the ocean
    And I changed my mind

    Sunset’s been a freak show
    On the weekend so I’ve been driving out to the suburbs
    To park at the Goodwill and stare at the chem trails
    With my little brother
    He said you called on his birthday
    You were off by like ten days
    But you get a few points for trying
    Remember getting the truck fixed when you let us drive it
    25 felt like flying

    I don’t forgive you
    But please don’t hold me to it
    Born under Scorpio skies
    I wanted to see the world
    Through your eyes until it happened
    Then I changed my mind

    Guess I lied
    I’m a liar
    Who lies
    Cause I’m a liar

    Credits:
    Directed & Edited by Nina Ljeti
    Produced by: Barret Hacia
    Grip: Aaron Meister
    Production company: Son&Heir

    Featuring Emily Bannon, Marshall Vore and Harrison Whitford

    Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto (Official Video)

    #PhoebeBridgers, #Kyoto, #Punisher

  • Sharon Van Etten: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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    Watch Sharon Van Etten play Comeback Kid, You Shadow and Seventeen at the Tiny Desk.

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    Oct. 7, 2019 | Robin Hilton -- When Sharon Van Etten made her Tiny Desk debut back in the fall of 2010, her voice exuded fragile, gentle grace. Performing songs from that year's Epic, she huddled around a single acoustic guitar with backup singer Cat Martino to perform a set of tender and evocative folk-pop songs.

    Cut to nearly a decade later. One of only a handful of artists to get a repeat headlining engagement at the Tiny Desk, Van Etten has spent the last few years purging her bucket list: She's become an actress (appearing as a guest star on The OA), released a string of increasingly aggressive albums (the latest of which is this year's synth-driven Remind Me Tomorrow), toured the world, performed on Twin Peaks, written music for films, become a mom, gone back to school and popped up in collaborations with everyone from Land of Talk to Jeff Goldblum.

    So it's only natural that this Tiny Desk concert feels different; you can hear it before Van Etten and her band even show up onscreen. Its pace set by the ticking beat of a drum machine, Comeback Kid is in full bloom here, with a swaying arrangement that fills the room before Van Etten opens her mouth. Backed by a full band — including frequent Van Etten collaborator Heather Woods Broderick, who played the Tiny Desk as a member of Horse Feathers way back in 2009 — the singer performs with considerable intensity here, seething through You Shadow before punctuating the set-closing Seventeen with a scream that slashes through the office air.

    SET LIST
    Comeback Kid
    You Shadow
    Seventeen

    MUSICIANS
    Sharon Van Etten: vocals, guitar; Heather Woods Broderick: keys, vocals; Jorge Balbi: drum machine; Devin Hoff: bass; Charley Damski: keys, vocals

    CREDITS
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, CJ Riculan, Niki Walker; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Mhari Shaw/NPR

  • Maggie Rogers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    14:33

    Stephen Thompson | August 7, 2017 -- Maggie Rogers became a viral star on the strength of a video in which Pharrell Williams raves about a demo of what's become her signature song, Alaska. Since then, Rogers has signed a label deal, toured extensively and released a sweetly approachable, inventively arranged EP called Now That The Light Is Fading.

    For her Tiny Desk debut, Rogers performed all three of the EP's best-known songs, opening with the recent singles On + Off and Dog Years, the latter of which she calls a song for all the pups. Then, after dismissing her band, she treated us to a few warm words about public radio before introducing Alaska — a song whose buoyantly clever arrangement translates beautifully to the solo acoustic treatment she gives it here. She needn't have buttered us up; we were already all in.

    Now That The Light Is Fading is available now.
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    SET LIST

    On + Off
    Dog Years
    Alaska

    MUSICIANS

    Maggie Rogers (vocals, guitar); Grant Zubritsky (bass, synth); Alan Markley (keys); Dana LaMarca (drums).

    CREDITS

    Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker, Morgan Noelle Smith; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Tsering Bista, Kara Frame; PA: Jenna Li; Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR.

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  • Daughter - Full Performance

    30:24

    presents Daughter performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 19, 2016.

    Songs:
    New Ways
    How
    Numbers
    Doing The Right Thing

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineer: Jamie Hickey & Kevin Suggs
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett & Scott Holpainen
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • Julien Baker: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    15:24

    Jan. 10, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- In March of 2016, just a handful of months after her debut album Sprained Ankle was released, Julien Baker came and played a quiet, thoughtful Tiny Desk concert that went on to become one of our most popular and certainly one of the most-talked-about Tiny Desk Concerts of the year. (It's now approaching two million views on YouTube alone.)

    Fast forward to the summer of 2017, when I heard that a new record was imminent. I don't usually ask an artist back for a second Tiny Desk Concert simply because they have a new release — but for Julien, I had to make an exception. With all the love that surrounded her first visit to the NPR offices, I reached out to ask if she would be willing to do something different this time around. Last fall, she delivered.

    All the songs for her return to the Tiny Desk come from last year's Turn Out The Lights. Just a few weeks before the album's release, she came to Washington; we tuned our piano, she brought violinist Camille Faulkner. The first two songs, Hurt Less and Even, were accompanied by Camille, with Julien on piano for the opening tune and acoustic guitar on the second. It's quite stunning, as she sings:

    Putting my fist through the plaster in the bathroom of a Motel 6

    I must have pictured it all a thousand times

    I swear to God I think I'm gonna die

    I know you were right

    I can't be fixed, so help me

    For the last, Julien put together an arrangement of Appointments that begins on electric guitar, which then was looped as a backdrop to her on piano and voice.

    Julien Baker is a massively talented songwriter with a deeply caring heart and a perfectionist streak — all of which delivered to her a career-making year. We are so thrilled to have her return.

    Set List

    Hurt Less

    Even

    Appointments

    MUSICIANS

    Julien Baker, Camille Faulkner

    CREDITS
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Alyse Young, CJ Riculan; Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

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  • Daughter: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    13:41

    Daughter first popped up on our radar when we heard the London band's song Landfill while preparing for SXSW early last year: Achingly pretty and melancholy, the track builds to an absolute gut-punch of a line — I want you so much, but I hate your guts — that conjures a pitch-perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.

    The group has since released a full-length album, this year's lovely If You Leave, but Daughter was kind enough to resuscitate Landfill for this stripped-down performance at the Tiny Desk. As you'll see and hear, that aforementioned gut-punch is a recurring specialty for the band: In all three of these sad, searing songs, singer Elena Tonra showcases a remarkable gift for coolly but approachably dishing out weary words that resonate and devastate. --STEPHEN THOMPSON

    Set List
    Youth
    Landfill
    Tomorrow

    Credits
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius, Stephen Thompson; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Parker Miles Blohm, Chloe Coleman, Denise DeBelius

  • Snail Mail - Full Performance

    24:43

    presents Snail Mail performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded June 23, 2018.

    Songs:
    Heat Wave
    Golden Dream
    Pristine
    Let's Find An Out

    Host: Morgan
    Audio Engineer: Tom Hall
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • The Oh Hellos on Audiotree Live

    37:56

    The Oh Hellos perform on Audiotree Live, July 13, 2014.

    Watch or download the complete session with interview at

    YouTube playlist:

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    Visit the band's website at:

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  • Foals - Full Performance

    21:38

    presents Foals performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded on June 1, 2013.

    Songs:
    1:38 - Milk & Black Spiders
    6:08 - Interview
    12:22 - My Number
    16:14 - Moon

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineer: Tom Hall
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Andy Bokanev & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann

    photo by Dave Lichterman


  • boygenius @ Brooklyn Steel | Pitchfork Live

    28:02

    boygenius performed songs off their first EP live November 7th at Brooklyn Steel for Pitchfork Live
    0:50 Souvenir
    5:10 Bite the Hand
    8:50 Stay Down
    13:35 Me & My Dog
    17:50 Salt in the Wound
    23:35 Ketchum, ID

  • boygenius - Full Performance

    27:57

    presents boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) performing live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 24, 2018.

    Songs:
    Souvenir
    Cowboy Take Me Away
    Me & My Dog
    Ketchum, ID

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Tom Hall, Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs
    Audio Mixer: Julian Martlew
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Kendall Rock
    Editor: Jim Beckmann



  • Phoebe Bridgers + Noah & Abby Gundersen - Killer + The Sound

    8:01

    Phoebe Bridgers + Noah & Abby Gundersen - Killer + The Sound, out now on Dead Oceans and Cooking Vinyl.

    Buy / stream:

    Ben Park: Camera, Editor
    Song Produced and Engineered by Andy Park

  • Julien Baker: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    13:06

    March 7, 2016 by BOB BOILEN

    There are nine spare, simple songs on Julien Baker's debut album, Sprained Ankle, and every one of them is sad. In fact, she came to the Tiny Desk with an untitled new one — since given the name Funeral Pyre — and she appropriately introduced it as Sad Song #11. But Baker's shimmering electric-guitar picking, the purity of her voice and the yearning way she sings make each of her songs lovely and memorable rather than merely somber. She takes raw emotions and weaves them into perfect bits of memorable poetry like this, from the song Good News:

    In the thin air my ribs creak
    Like wooden dining chairs when you see me
    Always scared that every situation ends the same
    With a blank stare

    For fans of Torres, another Tennessee musician, there's a similar intensity to that electric guitar and lonesome sound. But unlike the intensity Torres unleashes with her voice, Baker lets her words carry the volume. It's a tone that lulls you into her world and has me eagerly anticipating Sad Song #12 and beyond.

    Sprained Ankle is available now.
    iTunes:
    Amazon:

    Set List:
    Sprained Ankle
    Funeral Pyre
    Something

    Credits:
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Kara Frame; Production Assistant: Jackson Sinnenberg; Photo: Emily Bogle/NPR.

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  • Phoebe Bridgers Live at Red Rocks Unpaused #visibleXredrocks

    1:2:15

    Phoebe Bridgers performing live at Red Rocks in Colorado for the interactive livestream event Red Rocks Unpaused: A 3-Day Concert Series, presented by Visible. Recorded and broadcasted live at on September 1, 2020.
    #visibleXredrocks

    SETLIST
    0:19 - 4:11 - Motion Sickness
    4:26 - 5:13 - DVD Menu
    5:14 - 8:53 - Garden Song
    9:55 - 12:59 - Kyoto
    13:15 - 16:22 - Punisher
    17:02 - 21:06 - Halloween
    22:04 - 25:38 - Chinese Satellite
    25:45 (intro) 26:24 - 31:03 - Moon Song
    32:49 - 36:26 - Savior Complex
    37:42 - 40:58 - ICU (I See You)
    41:48 - 45:41 - Graceland Too
    46:16 - 49:08 - Me & My Dog
    50:05 - 55:41 - I Know the End
    57:06 - 1:01:53 - Scott Street

    Disclaimer: I do not own this content, all credit goes to Red Rocks and Visible | The Future of Phone Service

    if you get a donald trump ad while watching this report that shit

  • Better Oblivion Community Center - Full Performance

    29:42

    presents Better Oblivion Community Center performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 17, 2019.

    Songs:
    Dylan Thomas
    Didn't Know What I Was in For
    Little Trouble
    Easy/Lucky/Free

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Julian Martlew & Andy D. Park
    Audio Mixer: Andy D. Park
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • boygenius - Read My Mind

    4:34

    from KCRW session Nov 30, 2018

    Musicians:
    Julien Baker – Piano, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
    Phoebe Bridgers – Guitar, Vocals
    Lucy Dacus – Vocals

  • boygenius - Me & My Dog

    3:38

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    boygenius performs Me & My Dog live in Studio A. Recorded 11.7.18.

    Host: Alisa Ali
    Audio: Jim O'Hara
    Cameras: Brian Gallagher, Jeffrey Pelayo, Nora Doyle, Kay Kurkierewicz and Jake Lee
    Editor: Jake Lee

  • Lucy Dacus @ Brooklyn Steel | Pitchfork Live

    35:21

    Lucy Dacus performed live November 7th at Brooklyn Steel for Pitchfork Live.

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

    42:49

    Tracklist:

    1. DVD Menu (01:09)
    2. Garden Song (03:39)
    3. Kyoto (03:04)
    4. Punisher (03:09)
    5. Halloween (04:31)
    6. Chinese Satellite (03:37)
    7. Moon Song (04:37)
    8. Savior Complex (04:01)
    9. I See You (03:10)
    10. Graceland Too (03:56)
    11. I Know the End (05:44)

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Full Performance

    29:44

    presents Phoebe Bridgers performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 13, 2018.

    Songs:
    Smoke Signals
    Motion Sickness
    Waiting Room
    Scott Street

    Host: Hans
    Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
    Audio Mixer: Andy D. Park
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Scott Holpainen


  • boygenius - Salt In The Wound

    4:54

    • Follow @wfuv:
    boygenius performs Salt In The Wound live in Studio A. Recorded 11.7.18.

    Host: Alisa Ali
    Audio: Jim O'Hara
    Cameras: Brian Gallagher, Jeffrey Pelayo, Nora Doyle, Kay Kurkierewicz and Jake Lee
    Editor: Kay Kurkierewicz and Jake Lee

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Full Session - 7/31/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY

    22:04

    Phoebe Bridgers - Full Session
    Recorded Live - Paste Studios - New York, NY
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    Audio: Bob Mallory
    Video: Brad Wagner


    Summary: Los Angeles singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers stopped by the Paste studio on July 31 to perform a few tracks ahead of the release of her debut album, Stranger in the Alps. Bridges started off with Georgia from her 2015 EP Killer, then performed her two latest singles, Smoke Signals and Motion Sickness. Stranger in the Alps arrives September 22.

  • boygenius - Read My Mind Live

    4:48

    Boygenius (Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker & Lucy Dacus) perform Read My Mind by The Killers at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 30, 2018.

  • Phoenix @ Brooklyn Steel | Pitchfork Live | Full Set

    1:35:49

    Phoenix performed live from Brooklyn Steel for Pitchfork Live on July 9th, 2018
    0:37 J-Boy
    4:21 Lasso
    7:42 Entertainment
    11:47 Lisztomania
    15:59 Trying To Be Cool
    20:14 Long Distance Call
    23:40 Role Model
    28:33 Rally
    32:31 Too Young
    33:45 Girlfriend
    37:25 Sunskrupt
    45:50 Lovelife
    48:57 Ti Amo
    52:57 Armistice
    56:13 Rome
    1:00:57 If I Ever Feel Better
    1:08:35 Playground Love
    1:15:55 Telefono
    1:20:40 Fior Di Latte
    1:24:45 1901
    1:28:37 Ti Amo Di Piu

  • Lucy Dacus: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    11:02

    July 29, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • For Lucy Dacus, a 21-year-old with a warm and deep voice, singing comes as naturally as talking. As an adopted child in Richmond, Va., she was raised by a piano-playing mother; now, she writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard.

    Dacus and Blizard have been working together since Blizard asked her to be part of a college project he was working on; now, on the strength of her current album No Burden, they've just signed to Matador Records. So consider this Tiny Desk concert a taste of the talent we'll be celebrating for years to come.

    No Burden is available now:
    iTunes:
    Amazon:

    Set List:
    I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore
    Direct Address
    Green Eyes, Red Face

    Credits:
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineers: Suraya Mohamed, Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Morgan McCloy, CJ Riculan; Editor: Claire Hannah Collins; PA: Marissa Lorusso; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR.

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  • Better Oblivion Community Center: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    11:36

    April 24, 2019 | Bob Boilen -- When this fabulous new duo arrived for their Tiny Desk, it felt like old friends coming home. Both Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers are Tiny Desk alum. Conor's first Tiny Desk Concert came during his Upside Down Mountain Tour in 2014. Phoebe has come by twice in the past few years, first as a solo artist in 2017 and then as part of another creative and collaborative endeavor with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker as boygenius in 2018. So, unlike the bundle of nerves that often come with an appearance at the NPR offices, this one was fun and, at times, silly, like when Conor Oberst sang into a fake rubber microphone on the other end of a chopstick that was sitting on my desk. But there was nothing trivial about the songs or the collaboration.

    Better Oblivion Community Center came as a surprise to us all this year and, at the moment, their self-titled release is my favorite record of 2019. It's that rare musical partnership where each injects vibrancy into the other's creative side. And when their voices intertwine, there's a radiance that often feels joyful even while singing words like the ones on their opening number, Dylan Thomas.

    I'm getting used to these dizzy spells
    I'm taking a shower at the Bates Motel
    I'm getting greedy with this private hell
    I'll go it alone, but that's just as well

    Christian Lee Hutson backed the duet on guitar and electronics. Phoebe and Conor also had me playing whirly tube on the final tune, My City. So I was whipping a corrugated, ribbed plastic hose over my head, creating a high pitched siren sound, trying to blend in with Christian's electronics on My City. It was my Tiny Desk performance debut, and I was thrilled to be part of this magical act.

    SET LIST
    Dylan Thomas
    Exception to the Rule
    My City
    MUSICIANS
    Conor Oberst: vocals, guitar; Phoebe Bridgers: vocals, guitar; Christian Lee Hutson: guitar, pocket piano; Emily Retsas: Omnichord

    CREDITS
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Bronson Arcuri; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Kimani Oletu, Bronson Arcuri; Production Assistant: Adelaide Sandstrom; Photo: Amr Alfiky/NPR

  • boygenius - Cowboy Take Me Away

    4:21

    presents boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) performing Cowboy Take Me Away live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 24, 2018.

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Tom Hall, Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs
    Audio Mixer: Julian Martlew
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Kendall Rock
    Editor: Jim Beckmann



  • Warpaint - Live 2017 Full Set Live Performance Concert Complete Show

    59:46

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    Warpaint - Full Concert 2018
    Warpaint - Full Concert 2011

  • boygenius - Souvenir

    3:39

    presents boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) performing Souvenir live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 24, 2018.

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Tom Hall, Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs
    Audio Mixer: Julian Martlew
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Kendall Rock
    Editor: Jim Beckmann



  • boygenius - Me & My Dog

    3:15

    presents boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) performing Me & My Dog live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 24, 2018.

    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Tom Hall, Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs
    Audio Mixer: Julian Martlew
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Kendall Rock
    Editor: Jim Beckmann



  • The National - Live at Sydney Opera House

    2:15:28

    Recorded on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House on February 8th, 2014 with the assistance of Sydney Opera House Trust

  • HAERTS - Full Performance

    32:27

    presents HAERTS performing live in the KEXP gathering space. Recorded October 22, 2018.

    Songs:
    Healing
    The Way
    Matter
    Your Love
    Sign
    in This Time
    New Compassion

    Host: Evie
    Audio Engineers: Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Alaia D'Alessandro


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