Jens Lekman is a singer-songwriter whose banter falls somewhere between the effortless delivery of a seasoned comic and the nervous rambling of an indie-rock frontman. Lekman shows off his humor and charm in this intimate set at the NPR Music offices.
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.
Low continues to find new ways to sound alternately (and even simultaneously) swoony and unnerving. Here, singers Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker perform three songs from their gorgeous new album, C’mon.
Though his appearance at the NPR Music office qualifies as the first-ever hip-hop Tiny Desk Concert, Somali-born rapper K’naan isn’t one to adhere to a single genre. With the help of a crack backing band, his three-song set exuded shimmery grace while incorporating the sounds of soul, pop and reggae.