FROM ROCKINSIDER.COM: At first listen Tiny Vipers’ track "Dreamer" immediately made me think of Sybille Baier with a dash of Joanna Newsom. Lord knows I love Sybille Baier almost to the point of discomfort.
The frail Seattle based musician whose given name is Jesy Fortino will be releasing her second full length LP Life On Earth on July 7th via Sub Pop. Her gorgeous deep and haunting voice echoes amid some ghostly chord progressions creating delicious negative space that is just as moving as the amazing melodies. Don’t take just my word on it - Pitchfork recently gave the track it’s dubious "Best New Track" honor
Beirut arrived at the NPR Music offices dusty and exhausted following a weekend at Bonnaroo in Tennessee. But after some much-needed showers, the band brought infectious joy to its short set behind the Tiny Desk.
With his honest songs about politics and love, always dispensed with hard-biting wit, Thompson has been a consistently vital artist for decades. Watch the singer, songwriter and guitarist perform music from his 20th solo album, Dream Attic, at the NPR Music offices.