Adrianne Lenker: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
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Adrianne Lenker: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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. Bob Boilen | November 18, 2020 For her Tiny Desk (home) concert, Adrianne Lenker's home is a camper trailer parked somewhere in Joshua Tree National Park. It's the appropriate setting for the five songs she performs from her new album, tunes birthed in a wooden cabin in Massachusetts. The songs, the words, the voice of Adrianne Lenker has been at the top of my year-end musical loves for the past five years, more so than any other artist. It began with her work as the singer and songwriter on Big Thief's electric debut album, Masterpiece, in 2016 and runs through this year's two sister solo albums, one titled songs and the other instrumentals. Those albums contain nothing more than an acoustic guitar, voice, and the bug, birds, and creatures captured while recording. Her yearning voice, simultaneously frail and strong, draws me to those songs — songs about people, everyday life, everyday death, and ordinary places. All the while, she picks the tunes out of her guitar or paints the rhythms with a brush. These are songs worth spending time with, simple on first listen, but so much more profound once you live with them. SET LIST "zombie girl" "two reverse" "dragon eyes" "anything" "ingydar" MUSICIANS Adrianne Lenker: vocals, guitar CREDITS Video: Vanessa Haddad, Adam Gundersheimer Audio: Scott Cornish TINY DESK TEAM Producer: Bob Boilen Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin Associate Producer: Bobby Carter Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Maia Stern Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
Big Thief: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
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Big Thief: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Bob Boilen | July 20, 2022 I love seeing friends playing comfortably at home, especially when those friends are members of my favorite band. What we see in this Tiny Desk (home) concert is playfulness substituting for the intensity that I normally find in Big Thief on a big stage. This band has made many of my best-loved albums in the past few years, beginning with its 2016 debut Masterpiece and including its 2022 double-album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You. The first three songs in this set all come from that album and were written by singer Adrianne Lenker, with "Certainty" co-written with guitarist Buck Meek. Big Thief songs are often filled with tender tales and poetic and playful words. I can say the same for Adrianne Lenker's many solo albums and for Buck Meek's 2021 solo album, Two Saviors. Drummer James Krivchenia produced Big Thief's recent album and also a 2020 ambient album of his own, A New Found Relaxation. Max Oleartchik plays upright bass for this intimate acoustic set on the top floor of a house in "windy Connecticut." There's a bit of a "hold on to your hat" feel here, with players watching each other for a possible surprise. Maybe it's James Krivchenia's banjo percussion, the galloping rhythm on "Certainty" or how the four musicians sing aloud on a chorus; it is so much fun to see it all unfold. The final song was the biggest surprise; it's an unreleased song Big Thief has been performing, appropriately called "Happiness." SET LIST "Change" "Dried Roses" "Certainty" "Happiness" MUSICIANS Adrianne Lenker: vocals, guitar Buck Meek: guitar, vocals Max Oleartchik: bass, vocals James Krivchenia: percussion, vocals CREDITS Video by Adam Gundersheimer & Vanessa Haddad Audio by Alice Wilder TINY DESK TEAM Producer: Bob Boilen Video Editor: Michael Zamora Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin Tiny Production Team: Bobby Carter, Kara Frame, Joshua Bryant, Maia Stern, Ashley Pointer VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
Charlie Hickey - Gold Line (Official Video)
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Charlie Hickey - Gold Line (Official Video)

“Gold Line” by Charlie Hickey from the record 'Nervous At Night', out now on Saddest Factory Records. STREAM/BUY: https://charliehickey.saddestrec.co/nervous-at-night https://www.charliehickey.com/ https://www.instagram.com/charlie_hickey_/ https://twitter.com/CharlieHickeyy/ Lyrics: In a college town Fall asleep to the sound of drunk walks home I’m in California trying to pin you down Do you feel the same way I do You said “it’s hard to know but I sure think so” Oh God I think I’m in a bad spot I think feeling things is too hard And I’ve got this feeling I’m not gonna get what I want Turn around my phone So you can watch the gold line leave And see that local coffee shop Where that b list film was shot I know it’s not that interesting But I want you to see what I see Oh God I think I’m in a bad spot I think feeling things is too hard And I’ve got this feeling I’m not gonna get what I want Cuz for god’s sake You live in a different state A great lake College football blood Is it a mistake to think that we’re not just Blowing on dandelions What’s the point of even trying Oh God I think I’m in a bad spot I don’t think I wanna fall in love I think that it’s already done I think that it’s already done I think that it’s already done I think that it’s already done - Credits: A Slopehouse Production in association with Cousins Directed by Vanessa Haddad Cinematography – Adam Gundersheimer Assistant Camera – Madeleine Woolner Edited by Vanessa Haddad Title Design – Daniel Jaffe Featuring: Charlie Hickey Julian Harmon Kaylee Stenberg Jane Orr Seth Calvin Audrey Holcomb Emmanuela Soria Ruiz Special thanks to Elana Bloomfield Charlie Hickey - Gold Line (Official Video) #CharlieHickey #GoldLine #NervousAtNight
Hand Habits - Aquamarine [Official Music Video]
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Hand Habits - Aquamarine [Official Music Video]

Hand Habits - Aquamarine from Fun House Order: https://handhabits.scfm.me/funhouse FOLLOW Twitter @hand_habits Instagram @hand.habits ---------- A Slopehouse Production in association with Cousins Company Directed by V Haddad Cinematography by Adam Gundersheimer Featuring Meg Duffy Sound Designer KT Pipal Title Designer Mike Renaud Special Thanks to Anita Altieri Meadowbrook Saloon Pulsar House ---------- LYRICS I remember when they found you holding onto the gutter soaking wet and white knuckles lying through your teeth stupid man you are drunk again she’s just a child, you know wouldn’t understand and I didn’t know she played guitar until I turned 27 my distant cousin sent a box of memory certificate of authenticity they were aquamarine aquamarine why can’t you talk about it? I got used to being on the other side of truth now I never ask for details who the hell needs details? when everything is burning you light a fire on the grave suicide lost a life well then who am i? who am i? in the corners of your mind in the drawers of your mind, who am i? who am i? you were so embarassed threw a temper tantrum i was only trying to help took away the keys she threw me out on the street a payphone call two bloody knees why can’t you talk about it? I got used to being on the other side of truth maybe it’s too painful and that’s why you’re so unable a little bit of her inside everything I do everything I do who am i? who am I?
Maia Friedman - Where The Rocks Are (Official Video)
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Anna Mieke - Twin
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Anna Mieke - Twin

Listen - https://linktr.ee/annamieke Website : https://annamieke.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/annamie.ke Facebook: https://facebook.com/annamieke Twitter: https://twitter.com/annamieke_ Bandcamp: https://annamieke.bandcamp.com Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/annamiekespotify CREDITS Video ~ Directed and Edited by V Haddad - https://www.vhaddad.info/ Creative Direction by Anna Mieke Footage by V Haddad, Anna Mieke, Louise Gaffney, Brían Glynn + Laura Quirke Title by Al Kennington Song ~ Performed by Anna Mieke, Matthew Jacobson, Ryan Hargadon, Cora Venus Lunny, Brían Mac Gloinn, Rozi Leyden Recorded + mixed by Nick Rayner Mastered by Noel Somerville LYRICS Vague memories, in the narrow streets of Lausanne We ran through red to the park and we swam Train tracks screaming in the dead of night Hard city light tends to swallow you whole Faint memories, corrugated hindsight Same few words, same thing repeating Plastic flowers cast across the tarmac Dogs in the ditches, dull-eyes from the fumes Oh what empty hours you keep The waiting isn’t hard, it’s the let down of the words you speak Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Waited in the wings of the morning for you Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Linger if you will we are strangers still Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Waited in the wings of the morning for you Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Linger if you will we are strangers still Old enemies in an empty street of Lausanne Under glare of a questioning moon Gather dust and guilty time for this Oh lover I know how it feels Trees evergreen blinking in the car-lights Took ourselves west somehow passing the time Fever dreaming in an empty pool high-walled and blue Pull us out of it sometime soon Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Waited in the wings of the morning for you Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Linger if you will we are strangers still Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Waited in the wings of the morning for you Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Linger if you will we are strangers still Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Waited in the wings of the morning for you Sometimes things are better left unsaid instead, Linger if you will we are strangers still #annamieke #twin