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Watch Matthew Houck’s beautiful Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

Croon on, crooner.

Earlier this year, Matthew Houck and Phosphorescent stopped by the NPR office to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which brings bands in for unique, stripped down sets at (you guessed it) the NPR Music staffers’ tiny desks.  With his voice nearly shot, Houck still managed to deliver a stirring, beautiful set.

“The result was Phosphorescent’s essence in bold relief, with Houck just trying to make it to the next song without giving up. When he sang, ‘I will keep a-singing ’til I no more can’ — during the neo-spiritual ‘My Dove, My Lamb’ — the momentary alignment of song and circumstance was stunning.” – Otis Hart, NPR

 

There are still a couple more chances to catch Phosphorescent this year:

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BOWERBIRDS Perform NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Watch BOWERBIRDS’ Tiny Desk Concert, filmed for NPR on July 7, the same day Upper Air was released. The four song set includes “Hooves,” “Teeth,” “House of Diamonds,” and “In Our Talons.” See the video below, or read more of what NPR had to say about Bowerbirds HERE.

JOHN VANDERSLICE Plays Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

JOHN VANDERSLICE recently stopped by the NPR offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for the NPR staff. The miniature concert featured a set list of “Romanian Names,” “Forest Knolls,” “Too Much Time” and “Sunken Union Boat.” Watch John and his band rock out behind the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in this 15 minute performance video.

JOHN VANDERSLICE Plays Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

JOHN VANDERSLICE recently stopped by the NPR offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for the NPR staff. The miniature concert featured a set list of “Romanian Names,” “Forest Knolls,” “Too Much Time” and “Sunken Union Boat.” Watch John and his band rock out behind the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in this 15 minute performance video.

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