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Playlist of NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

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  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019 - RED by the Trap Jazz Allstars w/ Chris Moten

    3:57

    Trap Jazz Allstars - Submission for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019
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    Chris Moten - Main Keys | Devon Stixx Taylor - Drums | Ricky Lawrence - Percussion | Trey Daniels - Alto Sax | Antoine Gibson - Tenor Sax | Christopher Allison - Trumpet | Jimmy Jones - Trombone | Jyrin Cox - Aux Keys | Raschad Marshall - Bass | Jullian McGuire - Guitar
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    Videography by iDentityPics [dot] com - Derrick Wills
    ChrisMoten [dot] com
    Produced by: Cassius Jay

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  • Medium Build - Men

    2:26

    Medium Build
    Anchorage, Alaska

    Directed by Emma Sheffer
    Shot by Dmitry Surnin
    Sound Engineer by James Glaves

    Listen to this song on Spotify!


    Medium Build available wherever you get music.
    Thanks for listening!

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  • Sierra Ferrell - Whyd Ya Do It - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:53

    Sierra Ferrell - Vocals and Guitar
    Stu Hibberd - Drums
    Nate Leath - Fiddle
    Shawn Supra - Double Bass

    Written by Sierra Ferrell
    Filmed and Recorded by Stu Hibberd

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  • Adeline NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:30

    Emeralds (live) from the B room at Transmitter Park studios for NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019.
    Emeralds is from my debut album [ad-uh-leen]

    Vocals & bass: Adeline
    Keys: Morgan Wiley
    Guitar & vocals: Jaleel Bunton
    Percussion & vocals: Jim Orso


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  • Paramore: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    12:41

    Oct. 2, 2017 | Lars Gotrich -- Paramore's After Laughter captures the moment between rapture and its comedown, the glitter wiped away, left with skin rubbed raw. It's a record, more than a decade into the band's career, that not only exposes the sparkling pop that's always lit Paramore's songs, but also deals with the ache of growing up and growing apart. When Hayley Williams sings, Tell my friends I'm coming down / We'll kick it when I hit the ground from the '80s-tastic jam Hard Times at the Tiny Desk, the stark dichotomy is laid bare by the band's stripped-down performance that still packs a small synth and Zac Farro's drum machine into its Afro-pop-flecked textures.

    Backed here only by guitarist Taylor York, 26 is Williams' letter to a younger self, to still believe in dreams, knowing its costs. Paramore's quieter songs have never quite shown this depth of understated devastation and determination, and Williams reflects that nuance in a voice that scales the end of the line, And they say that dreaming is free, with just the slightest trail of regret.

    These songs extend After Laughter's themes, racing across the spectrum of hope, with Fake Happy as a soaring anthem to expressing your truest self (and calling out those playing pretend). At the Tiny Desk, the shimmering guitars and synths almost become tropical, as if the band's all taken a big swig of Drake's Passionfruit and started a lowkey jam among friends.

    Set List

    Hard Times
    26
    Fake Happy

    MUSICIANS

    Hayley Williams (vocals), Taylor York (guitar), Zac Farro (drum machine), Logan MacKenzie (keys), Joseph Howard (bass), Justin York (guitar)

    CREDITS

    Producers: Lars Gotrich Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Niki Walker, Maia Stern, Alyse Young; Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Christina Ascani/NPR.

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  • Billie Eilish: Tiny Desk Concert

    10:02

    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.

    Aug. 26, 2020 | Stephen Thompson -- It didn't take long for Billie Eilish to become one of the biggest pop stars in the world, sweep the Grammy Awards' major categories and release the latest James Bond theme. And today, at just 18, she and her brother, Finneas, have accomplished what no one has been able to do for five and a half months: perform a Tiny Desk concert in what certainly appears to be the NPR Music offices.

    Of course, due to safety concerns, even the NPR Music staff can't set foot in the building that houses Bob Boilen's desk. But if you look over Eilish's shoulder, there's no mistaking the signs that she's appearing at the Tiny Desk in its present-day form: On the last day before staff began working from home, I took home the Green Bay Packers helmet that sat on the top shelf — the one Harry Styles had signed a few weeks earlier — for safe keeping. In this performance, that spot is empty.

    So how the heck did they do it?

    Honestly, it's best that you watch the whole video to experience the extent of the technical feat — which, in the spirit of Eilish's Saturday Night Live performance, they're willing to share with you. And thankfully, we still have our ways of photographing the desk, even if the room has fallen silent.

    So settle in for a welcome jolt of Tiny Desk innovation, not to mention two of the excellent standalone singles Billie Eilish has released in the past year: my future and everything i wanted. And, seriously, be sure to watch until the very end.

    SET LIST
    my future
    everything i wanted

    MUSICIANS
    Billie Eilish: vocals, keys; Finneas: keys, guitar

    CREDITS
    Video by: Matty Vogel; Audio by: Finneas; Art Director: Henry Hickman; Producer: Bob Boilen; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Photographer: Michael Cullen; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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  • Tame Impala: Tiny Desk Concert

    16:22

    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.

    Bobby Carter | August 24, 2020
    With beats, effects and synths pumping through a DJ mixer sitting on a school desk in his home studio in Australia, we present Tame Impala like you've never heard it before. As much as I love Tame Impala's music, I'm probably more intrigued by the creative process that brings the songs to life. The studio version of the band is pretty simple on paper: All songs are written, produced and performed by Kevin Parker. For the live version, Parker is still front and center but surrounded by a host of musicians who interpret his recorded work almost to a tee.

    So it came as a shock to me when the Australian maestro explained what he wanted to do for his Tiny Desk (home) concert or his Tame Impala Soundsystem as he puts it. I'll get Jay (Watson) and Dom (Simper) and we'll do this kind of electronic jam with heaps of equipment around us and we'll recreate the songs with samplers and sequencers, Parker says. I've wanted to do something like this for a while and thought Tiny Desk would be the opportunity to do it.

    SET LIST
    Breathe Deeper
    Is It True
    Patience

    MUSICIANS
    Kevin Parker: vocals; Jay Watson: music; Dom Simper: music

    CREDITS
    Video by: Jamie Terry, Shiney Joe Ryan; Audio by: Kevin Parker, James Ireland; Producer: Bobby Carter; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Maia Stern; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

  • Ruby Ibarra & The Balikbayans - Someday 2019 NPR Tiny Desk

    8:50

    2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission
    Ruby Ibarra & The Balikbayans - Someday LIVE SESSION

    Emcee - Ruby Ibarra (@rubyibarra)
    Keys - Christian Monz Manzana (@monzzzzz)
    Guitar - Rowena Chen Conlu (@astralogik)
    Vocals - Charito Soriano (@astralogik)
    Vocals/Shakers - Mister REY (@mister_rey.beats)
    Saxophone - Rocky G (@rockayye)
    Bass - Angelo LASI Macaraeg (@lasi_mac)
    Drums - Mykho Magalong (@mykfilms)

    Song written by Ruby Ibarra
    Directed by Dale Keano of Burgundy Suite Studios (@burgundysuite)
    Director of Photography - Eric Solorio
    Photography/Lighting - Gordon Lim
    Sound Engineer - Macky Ybanez
    Make-up - Darlene Manuel
    Special Thanks - Rommel Conclara, Eugene Libadia

  • Moon Hooch: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    12:21

    People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.

    Up there with the ear-shaking voice of Adele, the desk dancing of Gogol Bordello, the stripped down version of Phoenix — not to mention magic moments with Alt-J, Angel Olsen and Lucius and more — Moon Hooch blew me away with just two saxes and a drummer. Their music is a mix of the best jazz, EDM and rock have to offer. It's out there, it's danceable and you may find yourself feeling a sense of reckless abandon!

    The band is saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler. They all studied in New York at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and every single moment of every song I've ever seen them perform has been full throttle. They call their music cave music, taking the best elements of electronica — the brutal stops, starts and shifts — and performing those unnaturally precise hairpin turns organically by blowing on horns and banging on drums. This for the boldness in all of us. Embrace Moon Hooch. --BOB BOILEN

    Set List

    Tubes
    Number 9
    Bari 3

    Credits

    Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Olivia Merrion; Production Assistant: Alex Schelldorf; photo by Alex Schelldorf/NPR

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  • Sharon Van Etten: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    13:15

    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

  • Quinn Christopherson: NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest Winner 2019

    17:18

    Watch the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest Winner play at the Tiny Desk.




    June 3, 2019 | Bob Boilen -- A moment after our 2019 Tiny Desk Contest winner, Quinn Christopherson, finished his first song at the NPR offices, he made a confession. He looked at me, while tuning his vintage white Fender Telecaster, and said, I don't know if you know this, but when you called me and you told me, 'You won!' I got off the phone and I thought, 'Dang, I should buy a guitar.' Legit, did not have one. But that's Anchorage; that's the music community there. Everyone just borrowed me their stuff long term.

    Quinn and his musical partner, guitarist and singer Nick Carpenter, arrived from the cool of Anchorage to the swelter of D.C. They both donned shorts at the desk; Quinn's were newly cut off to conform to the weather.

    What was most striking about their performance was their unfettered confidence. Watching them play together and hearing their songs, with their interweaving guitar lines and vocal harmonies, feels like seeing two brothers performing old favorites. The concert was fun and, at moments, reverent.

    After opening with his brand-new tune, You Told Me, Quinn sang Glenn, a moving song about his father and their beautiful two-peas-in-a pod relationship. There's a line in that song that goes to the heart of Quinn's songwriting talents: My dad, he plays guitar, says he knows more than he can do. He tells me that I do more than I know. Quinn writes story-songs about what he knows best, his mom and sister, about their addictions and his love for them. But on his contest-winning song, the one that closes this Tiny Desk performance, he took a close look at himself. Erase Me is about his recent transition, what it now means to be a man and how he sees the way the world treats him differently after so many years of being used to pulling the short stick as a woman. It's a revealing look at the roles of men and women in our culture at a pivotal time from a songwriter who, I believe, will be a defining voice in the future of music.

    SET LIST
    You Told Me
    Glenn
    Erase Me

    MUSICIANS
    Quinn Christopherson: lead vocals, guitar; Nick Carpenter: vocals, guitar

    CREDITS
    Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Jeremiah Rhodes, Bronson Arcuri; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Paul Georgoulis; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR

  • Meet The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest Community

    3:30

    We were blown away by all the great new music we heard (and all the creative desks we saw) in this year's Tiny Desk Contest entries. We proudly present to you: the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest community.

  • Tiny Desk Contest 2019: Desks In The Wild

    1:33

    So many of this year's Tiny Desk Contest entries brought us desks in some surprising places -- including the great outdoors. Music: Everyday by Savoy Malone.

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  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    4:26

    Recorded my original, Tin Man, next to a tiny brown desk to enter the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for this opportunity to play my music!

  • MIA GLADSTONE NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:21

    NPR Tiny Desk Submission

    MIA GLADSTONE - LEAVE THAT EGO AT THE DOOR (unreleased) produced by Danny Shyman

    drums - Greg Tock
    bass - Jack Seidenberg
    guitar - Chris Lee
    keys - Derin Caglar
    bg vox - Carmani
    lead vox - Mia Gladstone

    FILMED BY JOHN @ SHORT STACK NY! BIG LOVE


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  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019 Stan Taylor - I Think I Love Her

    6:12

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    Original Song from my upcoming Album RiffRaff & Chivalry dropping May 2nd. This song is called I Think I Love Her.

    Loved entering The Tiny Desk Contest last year and I am super excited to share a new live version of one of the songs off the upcoming album for this years contest! Let me know what you think! Please share with your friends if you dig it!

    Thanks so much to my team and fans!

    Love all around baby. Lets go 2019

  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    5:21

    Flock of Pigs' (Norman, OK) submission to the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

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    Video: Jessica Hunt
    Audio: Chris Sanders & Trent Bell

  • Rae - More Fatter - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    4:00

    Live performance of Rae for the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. More Fatter is an Indie Funk band from Oakland, California. Lyrics below!

    Rae is now out on all streaming platforms! Listen here:

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    Filmed and Edited by Jack Gordon
    Recording and Audio Engineering by Anthony Puducay
    Song by Márk Fedronic, Tommy Economou, Theo Fedronic

    Márk Fedronic - lead vocals, keyboard
    Tommy Economou - guitar, drums, back-up vocals
    Theo Fedronic - trumpet, back-up vocals
    Anthony Puducay - drums, trumpet, gang vocals
    Justin Palaad - bass, gang vocals

    She's an angel
    It is certain
    I wish I could be one with her
    Almond brown eyes, shining at me
    You know I just can't look away

    But it just doesn't feel right in the flesh
    Yeah I guess that I wasn't born for this
    I wish I could be one with her
    Feels so dang futile to try to figure it out

    Tell me sweet one
    What would you do?
    If I told you that I'm on the rainbow
    Would you stand up, walk out on me?
    I can't love you like the other butterflies

    Cus it just doesn't feel right in the flesh
    Yeah I guess that I wasn't born for this

    Some day, ooh, I'm gonna kiss you
    It's gonna feel good
    Some day, ooh, I'm gonna kiss you
    It's gonna feel nice
    Some day, ooh, I'm gonna kiss you
    It's gonna feel good
    Some day, ooh, I'm gonna kiss you

    If my body is somewhere else right now
    She still fills me with warmth and I breathe
    The sun in her eyes

  • Desks Of The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

    1:35

    One of the main rules of the Tiny Desk Contest is that each video has to feature a desk. We saw all kinds of desks this year: tiny, enormous, standard, crafty... Here are some that caught our eyes.

  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019 - Coyote x Phat Lip

    3:30

    Upcoming single from Phat Lip “Coyote”. Live performance submission. Filmed by Matt Morgan and Silas James Rowland


    COYOTE
    She ain’t got no papers
    She got a belly and it’s swellin’ up her ankles
    She had no idea, four months ago when she left Costa Rica
    Her boyfriend used to beat her
    She said, “hit me one more time and I’m packing up my shit”
    Oh he didn’t believe her
    And with a black eye she went out to find her escape

    Ooh, she ain’t comin’ back, she gave all her money to a man,
    A coyote in a van

    But she had been lied to
    They said, “a van to a boat,
    A boat to a car, a car to a plane
    And plane to the stars”
    But it was mostly on foot through the river
    And it was mostly with God in the desert
    It was like nothing they’d promised
    Shut up or there’s violence

    Ooh, she ain’t comin’ back, she gave all her money to a man,
    A coyote in a van

    Did she make it here, oh, we’ll never know
    If she’s livin’ here, yeah she’s livin’ low
    And if you ask me if I’ve seen her
    I’ll say no ‘cause blood’s thicker than la Migra
    Do you know how hard it’s gotta be
    If you’d rather risk the chance of leaving clothes on trees
    And if you still find it hard to see, just think for a minute:
    If you didn’t have your freedom, what would you do to get it?

    Ooh, she ain’t comin’ back, she gave all her money to a man,
    A coyote in a van




    Kelly Jo - vocals, tambourine
    Troy Jones- drums, vocals
    Sam Kruer- bass
    Matt Dingledine- guitar, vocals
    Bert Brown- percussion, vocals


    phatlipmusic.com
    @phatlipmusic

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  • Announcing The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

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    Want to play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR Music? For the fifth year in a row, we’re inviting unsigned musicians to enter the Tiny Desk Contest. Enter by submitting your YouTube video of an original song between March 12 and April 14, 2019, and you could perform at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Winner will also tour the U.S. with NPR and Blue Microphones.

    For more details, visit
    Official rules here:

  • Racoma - The Kicker

    3:54

    Racoma
    NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    The Kicker

    You’re the sweetest one inside
    Only pride and joy I’ve known in my life
    You're gon' change the world, the light, the light
    You’re gon' change the world

    A wall was built between us
    I framed and hung the picture
    This room is filled with stuff now
    Of someone I never met

    I’m going back on home this time
    A friend told me get back on the horse
    I wanna try, I never wanna try
    My lover don’t look at me the same
    But I’ll take on the blame

    A wall was built between us
    I framed and hung the picture
    This room is filled with stuff now
    Of someone I never met

    The Kicker

    Find it hard to move on when I’ve spent my mind's time thinking of what I can’t be when I've lost something near and dear

    The Kicker

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    Say hi at racomamusic@gmail.com

    Racoma's music is available for licensing at Audiosocket ( Available for sync placements on Vlogs, Ads, TV, Films, etc.

  • HASEEB: NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:13

    The BREEZE is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL and more:

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    Director: Jorge Neftali
    Keys: Nino Beige
    Guitar: Andrew Napier
    Special Thanks: Laura Giarusso

    HASEEB is a rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California. Known for witty lyrics, socially conscious subject matter, soulful beats and watery flows, HASEEB is an artist you should make yourself familiar with. His album, Growth is now available on all major streaming platforms.

    A huge thank you to NPR, Tiny Desk and Bob Boilen for the consideration.

  • Lincka NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:09

    Lincka's submission to the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.
    He bought me taco's de asada con limon y cilantro!
    Video: Nathan Poppe

  • Headgear - Elizabeth Moen

    3:49

    Headgear by Elizabeth Moen. Listen here:

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    Song written by: Elizabeth Moen

    Vocals, guitar: Elizabeth Moen
    Drums: David Hurlin
    Bass: Erich Martin
    Guitar: Joey Gavin
    Harmonies: Gemma Cohen

    Audio: Scott McDowell
    Videography: Kyle Peters and Kyle Hartelt
    Video editing: Scott Lahn

    I chose this song as my submission this year because of the many hard moments that lead me to write this song. It's about the hard times I have during the day. It's about transparency with others and most importantly yourself. It's about the mouthguard I wear at night because apparently I grind my teeth.

    Getting through a day can feel like a triumph sometimes, and it's important to recognize those little moments.

    Excited to share this song. I hope you like it!

  • Announcing: The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

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    Want to play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR Music? For the fifth year in a row, we’re inviting unsigned musicians to enter the Tiny Desk Contest. Enter by submitting your YouTube video of an original song between March 12 and April 14, 2019, and you could perform at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Winner will also tour the U.S. with NPR and Blue Microphones.

    For more details, visit
    Official rules here:

  • Lips Like - Chloe Hogan NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    4:23

    Phillipians 3:12-14MSG
    All the glory and honor goes to God.

    Thank you NPR Tiny Desk for this opportunity.
    Much Love,
    Chlo

  • 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest: Allie - NoSo

    3:24

    Instagram: @nosomusic
    Lyrics:
    Paint blue stars on your cheeks quietly
    He said your mouth is small
    which won't be great for things

    Where've you been, Allie?
    Remember nights
    dressed as Marilyn
    How've you been, Allie?

    Maybe I've gotta be the one to give in
    stop comparing back to you
    Maybe I've gotta be the one to fight it
    grey breakfast at noon
    You felt it too

    You called to say he holds you
    with his whole body
    The way he curls in your lap like a child
    when he heard a crack of thunder

    Where've you been, Allie?
    Remember nights
    dressed as Marilyn
    How've you been, Allie?

    Maybe I've gotta be the one to give in
    stop comparing back to you
    Maybe I've gotta be the one to fight it
    grey breakfast at noon
    You felt it too
    You felt it too
    You felt it too

  • Blanche J NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    6:24

    Better Than Me
    Blanche J


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    IG: @Blanchej85
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    Drums: Loren Webb
    Bass Guitar: Jamar Sandford
    Lead Guitar: Spencer Kenney
    Main Keyboard: Aaron Weaver
    Aux Keyboard: Daytrion Cook
    Trombone: Antone Amalbert
    Trumpet: Jarriel Carter
    Videographer: Clarence Hodrick

  • Ex Romantika: NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    5:43

    Ex Romantika performs their new song Quiet Title for the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Ex Romantika is a Latin Funk band from Austin, TX. The song is written with an afrobeat groove and it features a four piece horn section and vocalist. The selection was performed live at EAR Studio.

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    Lyrics:

    Always talking a big talk
    But all I ever hear is your lies
    [Malo]
    If you keep taking from poor people
    Sooner or later it will lead to your demise
    [Malo]
    Your quiet title is pure evil
    Like the hills, the ancestors still have eyes
    [Malo]
    And there's no amount of money
    That'll save you from the people when they rise
    [Malo]

    Are you big enough to walk the walk
    [Malo]
    That'll help us thrive
    [Malo]
    Could you even spare a penny
    [Malo]
    To keep our mother alive
    [Malo]
    Will you fight your selfish nature
    [Malo]
    Allow the good in you revive
    [Malo]
    Will you build a better future
    [Malo]
    To help our children survive
    [Malo]

    So why not speak of a solution
    Before the speech is on the nearing of end times
    [Malo]
    To save the earth will save the people
    Pay attention to the warmth in arctic climes
    [Malo]

    *********************************************

    Credits:

    Sound Engineer: James Stevens
    Mastering: Jim Wilson
    Videographer: Luis Armando Orozco

  • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission 2019

    6:41

    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performs Somethin' For Ya for 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission. Filmed live at Cleveland's House of Blues on 3/22/2019.


    Video by Ninja Video Production
    Produced by Relix
    Graphics by Guily Peach Productions
    Audio by Erich Miller

  • Ben Larsen Band - One Thing - 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest

    4:24

    Our submission for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert!
    Ben Larsen Band is:

    Ben Larsen - Guitar/ Vocals
    Gavin Duffy - Keys
    Julio Appling - Upright Bass
    Steven Skolnik - Drums
    Isabel Marie - Vocals
    Laura Lewis - Vocals

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  • ¡Viva Mayhem! #Winning - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    5:14

    ¡Viva Mayhem! presents #Winning for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019.

    Filmed at Hickey's Music Center in Ithaca, NY

    High-octane and infectious, ¡Viva Mayhem! invites you to dance, sing, and wear your heart on your sleeve. An eight-piece post-wave ska band out of Ithaca, NY, ¡VM! has a stellar female lead, a rockin’ rhythm section and a tight hornline.

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  • Brain Rapp - Time NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    4:43

    Brain Rapp performing Time for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest 2019. Accompanied by Michael Preston (Guitar) and Aggie Brown III (Drums). Filmed and edited by Mike Jon.

  • Max Swan Steady NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    6:34

    Steady written by Max Swan
    The Fisherman available on all streaming platforms:
    Stream Steady:

    Bass: Nick Perri
    Guitar (back): Josh Nussbaum
    Guitar (front): Simon Martinez
    Juno Synth: Matt Keppler (Keppler)
    Trombone (front): Jonny Ford
    Trombone (center): Nick Lombardelli
    Trombone (beard): Sam Gellerstein
    Production (drums, etc.): Max Swan

    Mixed by Robby Webb
    Recorded at Headroom Studios Philadelphia

    Thanks for watching!

  • LA Jones NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    4:25

    NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission

    Our original song Behind the Times performed live in studio at Soundworks Studio, engineered and filmed by the wonderful Andy Oxman.

    Danielle Jones: Vocals
    Tim O'Connor: Guitar
    Jeramy Johnston: Bass
    Marcus Grimes: Keys
    Cade Pool: Drums
    Daniel Dissmore: Trumpet
    Trevor Turla: Trombone
    Matt Cook: Sax




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  • Myrtle - Shifted | NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    4:11

    claire dickson - vocals, songwriting
    camila ortiz - vocals, songwriting
    ian askew - percussion
    gabe fox-peck - keys

    shot by david grant

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  • The Crane Wives - Sowing Seeds | NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:49

    The Crane Wives perform Sowing Seeds live for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019.

    (check out our 2018 Tiny Desk Contest video here:

    If you like what you hear, look for this tune on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and all other digital platforms!

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    This video was filmed and edited by DJ Viernes of Symmetry Films
    Audio mixed and mastered by Ben Zito of Centennial Sound


    Lyrics:

    Still as a lake long after the wind is gone
    In the face of a thief mashing ground to mud
    Still as a street long after the work is done
    As he gnashes his teeth, as he cuts it up, cuts it up

    Pure venom radiating from the signal tower
    The sun's long set and it's growing darker by the hour
    I hope you're listening
    This gale is whistling
    The door broke open, and if we blink we stand to miss this

    We're all easy fast asleep
    Sick of the buzz and beep
    Sowing the seeds we reap

  • Sean C. Johnson - Love Song

    4:36

    Sean C. Johnson (& The Junk Band) performing an original song (Love Song) for NPR's 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Filmed by Stuart Bennett at VEUX Studios.

    Sean C. Johnson - Vocals
    Christopher Williams - Keys
    Byron Chopz Collins - Drums
    Johnathan Powell - Keys/Aux
    John McCall - Bass
    Darnell Blake - Guitar

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  • Spydersylk by YUDAIMONIA

    4:00

    David Yuter (Keys, Composer)
    Ian Harland (Vibes)
    Noah Sherwin (Drums)
    Kevin Wall (Bass)

  • WOMBO - Blossom Bear

    3:35

    Audio by Nick Roeder // Video by Greg Sheppard and Chad Blevins

    Vocals/Bass: Sydney Chadwick
    Guitar: Cameron Lowe
    Drums: Joel Taylor



  • NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019: The Lunchroom Rejects

    3:53

    The Lunchroom Rejects:
    demetriusNvince performing the Naked (unplugged) version of: Slave




  • Born - Buffalo Rose - Tiny Desk Contest Submission 2019

    5:11

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    Born by Buffalo Rose

    Directed and Edited by Chris Cichra
    Filmed by Chris Uhren and Chris Cichra
    Audio Engineered by The AudioScribe in The Unity Center of Pittsburgh
    Mastered By Greg Reely at The Green Jacket

  • Justin Trawick and The Common Good - These Days - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    2:55

    These Days was recorded live in the green room of Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington DC on 4/13/19 moments before Justin Trawick and The Common Good opened for the Cris Jacobs Band. Thanks to Daniel Clarke for his cameo at the end. Filmed by Lauren LeMunyan.

  • Screamin Rebel Angels - Brassy Brown - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    2:09

    Screamin' Rebel Angels Brassy Brown, for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019. Brooklyn, NY Based Rock 'n Roll Band.

    Brassy Brown Written by Brian Hack. Studio Version appears on Screamin' Rebel Angels 2019 Album Heel Grinder.

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    Instagram: @ScreaminRebelAngels
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  • Leo & Cygnus - 23 | NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    3:32

    Our tiny desk plant is almost as big as our tiny desk! We're back at it again for the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest with a song off our new EP Sagittarii.

    Follow our social media below!









    Filmed by Mark Peria:


    Recorded and Mixed by our own Chris Au.

  • Bre Kennedy - Jealous of Birds - NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

    2:56

    Bre Kennedy performs the title track of her EP Jealous of Birds.

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  • Amber Eyes - First Day Of My Life

    3:31

    This is our submission for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest 2019.

    I wrote this song the day I decided to finally get on the road to recovery and it's simply a song about starting over... starting fresh. I think it's a song that many can resonate with for their own reasons in regards to making life count and making each day better than the one before.
    - Jillian Jensen


    Amber Eyes:

    Jillian Jensen - Acoustic guitar/Vox
    Bradley Goff - Electric guitar/Vox
    Andrew Davis - Upright Bass
    Mike Dettorre - Drums

  • NPR tiny desk contest 2019 Selorm - Closure

    3:35

    My Submission for the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Concert
    Song written by Selorm Kploanyi from my Upcoming EP Forward! Share and Like!

  • Kè Poze by Talie

    4:39

    NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019: This is an original I wrote in Haitian Creole. Kè Poze means calm heart or peace of mind.
    Music and lyrics: Talie (Nathalie Cerin)
    Guitar and vocals: Talie
    Piano and vocals: David Chavannes

    This song can be found on my live EP on bandcamp:

    IG and Twitter: @Miss_Talie
    FB: facebook.com/TalieAyiti

    Chorus translated:
    Drop me off at the top of the mountain
    Where love has permeated the air
    So that I may be free
    Take me to where the waves
    Can wash away my pain
    I want to dance on top of the clouds
    A calm heart, I'll find

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